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New Boston Post
Monday, January 18, 2016
BOSTON – Boston civic and civil rights leaders of many stripes gathered Monday morning to commemorate the life and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., with many suggesting that the Baptist minister would be disappointed with today’s po...
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, NOV. 10, 2015....Gov. Charlie Baker has sought from the outset of his administration to maintain strong ties and channels of communication with municipal leaders and government as he has developed his agenda.
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Wicked Local
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
The state’s 22-year-old school funding formula understates the true cost of public education by more than $1 billion annually, according to a group of lawmakers and education experts who unveiled a new plan Nov. 2. &l...
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
Monday, November 2, 2015
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, NOV. 2, 2015.....Within hours of the release of a report calling for significant updates to the state's education finance formulas, political leaders suggested that both revising the formula and finding resources to support fun...
MassLive
Monday, November 2, 2015
BOSTON-Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchell Chester said Monday that he supports calls for the state to spend more money on school health care costs...
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MassLive
Monday, November 2, 2015
BOSTON-The budget used to establish the cost of educating a child in Massachusetts is out of date and does not accurately reflect the costs of health care and of special education, according to a r...
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, OCT. 14, 2015....Supporters of a series of criminal justice reforms under consideration by the Legislature estimate that certain changes could save $118 million in corrections costs annually, money that some lawmakers hope would be re...
MassLive
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
BOSTON - At age 18, Jafet Robles of Springfield went to jail for four years for a non-violent drug offense. His son's mother tried to kill herself a week before he got out, so Robles ended up with full custody of his children, living in a tough Springf...
The Boston Globe
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
State governments across the country are finally waking up to the enormous financial and human cost of mass incarceration. In recent years, at least 27 states have rolled back mandatory-minimum laws and other “tough-on-crime” legislation that has turn...
The Bay State Banner
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Massachusetts may be a national leader in K–12 education, but it is falling behind in pre-kindergarten education, according to many of the education and children’s advocates, parents, officials and legislators who testified at a State House...

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