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AG issues guidance on contract approvals in relation to open meeting law
House and Senate restore $177M to local aid
Proposals sought for dam and seawall fund
Gaming Commission releases Phase 2 application
State unveils smart growth strategy
MMA weighs in on marijuana fees
Local government certificate program graduates 24
Legislature re-enacts transportation finance bill, veto overrides expected
Frustration builds over governor’s Chapter 90 cut
Gov. vetoes $177M from local aid in FY14 state budget
Gov. signs supplemental budget, but returns EMS amendment
MMA concludes statewide retiree health benefits survey
State reaches solar goal 4 years early
State seeks to raise awareness about tree pests
MMA, local officials call for double-pole solution
MMA supports bills to close rooms tax loophole
Legislature passes $34 billion state spending plan for FY14
Communities are making zoning changes to address medical marijuana law
Legislature OK’s transportation finance package, but governor objects
Committee OK’s bill to allow municipal employees to treat for West Nile
Sample local regulation can be used to set medical marijuana conditions
Scituate nears renewable-energy milestone
Joshua Ostroff receives MAPC’s Mann Award
Dept. of Unemployment Assistance launching new UI Online system
MIIA begins lightning damage mitigation project
Gov. signs Ch. 90 ‘terms’ bill; road work to begin
MMA testifies in support of local-option PILOT bills
MMA committee supports mosquito control bill
Federal budget uncertainty continues
Greater New Bedford Refuse District pursues waste-to-energy project
Town of Dennis changes how building height is measured
Chelmsford CPA project wins preservation award
Boston’s ‘New Urban Mechanics’ model adopted in Philly
New Bedford breaks ground on harbor terminal to serve wind industry
Gov. says state will release just half of approved local road funds
Nearly half of Mass. communities have adopted local-option meals tax
U.S. Senate passes Marketplace Fairness Act
With rules due in June, MMA urges attention to local issues in casino licensing process
State’s Solid Waste Master Plan seeks to reduce volume
Hearing set for bills that address unsightly, dangerous double poles
Gov. signs $300M Ch. 90 bill, files ‘terms’ bill
Bulletin issued about new background check law
House and Senate budget bills go to conference
State to release $21M for dam, seawall repair or removal
Municipal health report deadline approaches
Legislature sends $300M Ch. 90 bill to governor
AG offers open meeting law checklists
Local aid accounts benefit from reversal of $20M in budget cuts
Senate Ways & Means Committee releases state budget plan
Gov. files supplemental budget bill to cover local costs

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