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Kamala Harris rallies with labor activists in Boston
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Kamala Harris rallies with labor activists in Boston
Vice President Kamala Harris joined union leaders and elected officials at the Greater Boston Labor Council’s annual Labor Day breakfast to celebrate workers and underscore the administration’s commitment to organized labor.
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Candidates for 15th Suffolk seat air views
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Candidates for 15th Suffolk seat air views
The four candidates vying for the 15th Suffolk state representative seat being vacated by Nika Elugardo came together for their first candidate forum last week, outlining their positions on issues raised by the group Jamaica Plain Progressives.
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Wu, council advance new real estate tax
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Wu, council advance new real estate tax
Mayor Michelle Wu last week signed a home rule petition for a 2% tax on real estate sales over $2 million. The tax would apply only to the amount in excess of $2 million on the sale of real estate. The petition requires legislative approval to become law.
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A Native American legislative agenda
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A Native American legislative agenda
Native American advocates and supporters gathered with state legislators on the State House steps Nov. 18 to voice support for five bills that would address the treatment and experience of Native Americans across the state.
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Is Boston finally past tribal politics?
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Is Boston finally past tribal politics?
Could this year’s mayoral race, with three Black Candidates, a Latino candidate and an Asian candidate all running for the same seat, rupture the alliance that has dominated politics in Boston’s communities of color?
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Candidates lining up for district races
The City Council 2021 race is filling up with candidates. District 6 City Councilor Matt O’Malley’s seat is open, two new contenders are looking to replace Kim Janey and challengers continue to fill up the District 4 race.
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Pressley, Lee, Kendi discuss anti-racist policies
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Pressley, Lee, Kendi discuss anti-racist policies
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley dove into a conversation on equity in her policy making with fellow Rep. Barbara Lee and anti-racism scholar Ibrahm X. Kendi on Feb. 4. They spoke on how policy can be more anti-racist, and how equity should already be built into policies on public health and criminal justice.
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Legislators probe maternal health disparities
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Legislators probe maternal health disparities
Legislation passed at the State House last week will create a commission to investigate racial disparities related to maternal health. The bill, created by Rep. Liz Miranda, Rep. Kay Khan and Sen. Rebecca Rausch, is meant to address the crisis of Black women dying in childbirth at higher rates than white women.
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Natick official draws fire after attending DC riot
Natick Town Meeting member Suzanne E. Ianni drew fire after attending the demonstration and riot in the nation’s capital.
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Will there be a special election when Marty leaves?
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Will there be a special election when Marty leaves?
What the mayoral election will look like, and when it will happen, remain open questions. How things will play out depend on two factors: when Walsh, if he is confirmed as Labor Secretary, will actually leave office; and whether the City Council and mayor adopt a home rule petition to waive a special election.
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Minimum wage hike, paid sick time take effect in Mass.
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Minimum wage hike, paid sick time take effect in Mass.
Massachusetts workers began the new year with extended family leave benefits and an increase in the minimum wage.
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Opinion
Why Harris’ Senate seat is so important
he instant that Joe Biden tapped California Senator Kamala Harris as his VP running mate, the murmur was: Who will fill her seat if Biden wins? Should it be a Black woman because Harris is a Black woman? Should it be a Latino because California has never had a Latino senator? Or should it be a bona fide progressive no matter the color or gender?
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