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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
Walkability can boost physical and economic health
Sitting can be dangerous to your employees’ health
Towns discuss innovative uses of technology
Health council approves medical marijuana regulations
Police training agency issues guide to requirements for officers and chiefs
Senate passes $300M Ch. 90 local roads bill for FY14
Bedford programs cited as models for social service
Lowell patrolmen agree to use of tracking devices
Springfield seeks to sell vacant lots
Joint Boston-Cambridge meeting focuses on retaining talent
Newton, Weston screen contractors for seniors
President’s budget bill would level-fund CDBGs
Tax-exempt status of municipal bonds under fire in DC
28% of Mass. towns hold annual elections today
House approves $34B state spending plan for FY14
Transportation finance package heads to conference

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