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AG provides guidance on ‘responsible employer ordinances’
Bills would update public records law
FCC decision protects community-run broadband networks
GIC makes sweeping plan design changes, raises rates
Local aid accounts remain key issue in FY16 state budget debate
Municipal snow removal costs increased by 25% over last year
Report: Casino market evolving in Northeast
AG seeks to regulate e-cigarettes
Report: Raising tobacco sales age would curb addiction
Administration creates $30M pothole repair fund for local roads
AG issues updated ‘Open Meeting Law Guide’
Gov. files $200M Ch. 90 bill, to bring total to $300M for 2015 construction season
Local officials seek state, federal aid to cover snow account deficits
Gov. files $38B state budget plan with local aid increases
Bill would extend snow deficit carry-forward rule by 1 year
Baker administration announces $34M increase in unrestricted municipal aid for FY16
Comment period ends for municipal stormwater rules
Lenox Chamber of Commerce introduces smartphone app
Brookline’s Climate Week seeks to educate community
U.S. State Department praises West Springfield’s refugee resettlement
Blackstone Valley Corridor becomes national historical park
Social media program provides construction updates
The importance of getting less deskbound
Homeland Security gets short-term fix, transportation debate continues
Federal help sought for depleted snow removal budgets
Holden contract bans e-cigarette use
Applications filed for Region C casino license
5 Mass. communities make top 10 Complete Streets list
MBTA provides contacts for local officials regarding service updates
SJC: Retiree health insurance rates not subject to bargaining
Cities, towns not subject to sick time law without local vote
Lt. Gov. Polito promises to work with cities, towns
Governor’s FY15 deficit plan protects unrestricted municipal aid and Ch. 70, impacts few local accounts
Themes emerge from school finance board hearings
Springfield: After tornado, city promoted tree planting
Deerfield, Sunderland, Whately: Emergency medical service improves response times
Chatham: Cloud provides access to meeting video archives
Galkowski Leadership Fund recipients named
1,150 attend 36th MMA Annual Meeting
Sen. Warren focuses on economic issues, research funding bill
Gov. Baker vows to protect local aid, announces ‘community cabinet’
Economic growth expected to boost tax collections next year, though modestly
Selectmen discuss using technology to boost civic engagement
Forum provides advice on attracting economic development
Local officials hail release of Ch. 90 funds
State approves Gloucester’s updated harbor plan
Study in Salem cites value of preparing for climate change
Law establishes process to postpone town meeting in emergencies
Law allows municipal employees to apply larvicides
DPH awards 1st marijuana dispensary registration

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