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Economic development groups in western Massachusetts are taking steps to insure the final assembly of the state’s rail cars happens in their region.

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Investigators are looking into the cause of a New York City train derailment that killed four people and injured at least 60.

A majority of proposed ballot initiatives have cleared their first major hurdle in Massachusetts.

Mass. Lawmakers Weigh Key Financial Matters

Jul 15, 2013

Lawmakers in Massachusetts face several key financial decisions this week.

The Legislature is expected to take up an amendment proposed by Gov. Deval Patrick to a transportation finance bill that would allow the state's gasoline tax to rise if tolls on the western portion of the Massachusetts Turnpike are taken down as scheduled in 2017.

Legislative leaders have said they oppose the amendment, while Patrick says he will veto the transportation bill unless the change is made.