... Senate making late-session bid to pass juror service bill ...... Speech-language pathologist licensing bill clears Senate ...... Like so many buses, trains and drivers, the Future of Transportation report, due on Dec. 1, will be late this year ...... AG Healey, Baker administration deputies outline possible negative consequences of Trump admin's "public charge" rule ...... Fed $$$ flow to Massachusetts to upgrade north-south freight corridor running through western Massachusetts ...... As education activists press for equity, Peyser says state "trying to do the best we can" ...... MassPIRG releasing new guide to purchasing refurbished electronics ...... Baker faces key openings at Massport, Mass. Gaming Commission ...... Ahead of budget season, economists tell lawmakers to expect growth in tax revenues to slow down in fiscal 2020 ...... Predicting flat Lottery profits, Goldberg again asks lawmakers to let agency sell products online ...... North Andover attorney Kathleen McCarthy nominated for Superior Court judgeship ...... State eyes as much as $172 million in marijuana tax revenue for next year's budget ...... Mass. campaign finance law critics bid to take case to U.S. Supreme Court ...... Former House Speaker DiMasi makes rare State House visit to hear goodbye speeches from former colleagues ...... Brent Anderson, Rep. Peter Durant vying for top GOP political post ...... Bickford: "We increased our majority in the State House and we held our lead in the State Senate." ...
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The News Service started just before the turn of the century when one member of the press corps began copying every session of the House and Senate (in pencil) and selling the copies to other reporters, so they wouldn't have to attend every moment. From that start the service, under several names, has added full wire-service coverage at a good price to news organizations and other clients.

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