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New England News
6:35 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Groups Seek To Put Minimum Wage On Mass. Ballot

Supporters of a higher minimum wage for Massachusetts workers say they'll go directly to the voters next year if lawmakers don't act first.

The state's current minimum wage is $8 an hour and hasn't been increased since 2008.

A coalition of groups called Raise Up Massachusetts also wants to enact a statewide earned sick time policy.

Senate President Therese Murray has signaled her desire to bring up a minimum wage bill, though she has not yet backed any specific proposal.

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New England News
8:12 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Groups Seek To Put Minimum Wage On Mass. Ballot

Supporters of a higher minimum wage for workers in Massachusetts hope to place the issue in front of voters next year. The state's current minimum wage is $8 an hour and hasn't been increased since 2008.

A coalition of groups called Raise Up Massachusetts plans rallies at the Statehouse and other locations on Wednesday to discuss a proposed ballot question for November 2014 that would hike the minimum wage while also guaranteeing earned sick time for workers.

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WAMC News
8:49 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Mass. Lawmakers To Consider Transportation Veto

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Massachusetts could finally have a transportation financing law soon, though it may not be the version Governor Deval Patrick wanted.

House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray say they expect Patrick's veto of the bill be taken up in both chambers on Wednesday.

Both leaders said on Monday they expected the veto to be overridden.

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New England News
8:24 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Mass. Gov. Patrick's tax plan meets mixed reviews

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BOSTON (AP) — Lawmakers are giving mixed reviews to Gov. Deval Patrick's call to hike the state's income tax while also cutting the sales tax.

Senate President Therese Murray said she applauded Patrick's ambition but added the "the devil's in the details."

Fellow Democrat, House Speaker Robert DeLeo, said Patrick's proposal gives lawmakers a lot of food for thought, but said he didn't think the proposal could pass or fail based just on what Patrick said.

Republicans lawmakers were more critical.

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