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Massachusetts Senate Approves Free Community College

The Massachusetts Senate approved a $58 billion spending bill on Thursday that would provide free community college. About $75.5 million would go to pay the tuition, according to The Associated Press. There are 15 community colleges in Massachusetts. If the Massachusetts House also adopts the measure, all Massachusetts residents will be able to attend community college......

Howard Dean Says He Won’t Run For Governor of Vermont This Year

There won’t be a political comeback for former Vermont Governor Howard Dean. The Democrat announced this week that he won’t run for governor against incumbent Phil Scott, a Republican. Dean, 75, said he might have a shot at winning, but it would take a lot of fund-raising and a highly negative campaign against Scott. “I......

Massachusetts Democratic Party Praises Joe Biden

The Massachusetts Democratic Party expressed praised President Joe Biden on the occasion of his visit to the state on Tuesday, May 21. The party issued a written statement: “Massachusetts is grateful for the opportunity to show our support to President Biden during his visit to Boston,” Massachusetts Democratic Party chairman Steve Kerrigan said in a......

Massachusetts Republican Party Wants Maura Healey To Urge Joe Biden To Fix The Border

With President Joe Biden in town to attend three fund-raisers, including one headlined by Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey, the Massachusetts Republican Party wants the governor to deliver a message to the president. Specifically, the MassGOP wants Biden to make several reforms to improve border security. “The President can and should act,” MassGOP chairman Amy Carnevale......

Chris Sununu Hints That He’ll Sign New Hampshire Transgender Sports Ban Into Law

A bill that would bar males who identify as transgender from competing in girls’ interscholastic sports in grades 5 through 12 has reached New Hampshire Governor Chris Sunni’s desk, and he has hinted he may sign it into law. The measure, New Hampshire House Bill 1205, passed 13-10 in the New Hampshire Senate and 189-182 in the......

Brockton Man Pleads Guilty To Role In Fentanyl Trafficking Operation

A Brockton man pleaded guilty last week to his role in a large-scale drug trafficking conspiracy around Weymouth and Quincy. Neylton Fontes, 36, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, including cocaine and fentanyl; and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, and fentanyl, according to a press release......

Massachusetts Senate President Says More Tolls Should Be Option

The president of the Massachusetts Senate said she’s open to putting tolls at the state’s New Hampshire border and possibly elsewhere. More revenue is needed for public transportation, among other things, said state Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland), the president of the state Senate. “I think people want a 21st century transportation system,” Spilka said during......

Maura Healey Appearing At Joe Biden Fund-Raiser In Boston This Week

Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey plans to appear at a fund-raiser for President Joe Biden this week. Biden is scheduled to attend three fund-raisers for the Biden Victory Fund on Tuesday, May 21, including one hosted by Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey, according to Puck News. The specific details of the event have not been made public. ......

Joe Biden To Visit Boston On Tuesday, May 21

President Joe Biden plans to visit Boston next week. Biden is scheduled to visit New Hampshire, a Democratic-leaning battleground state, on Tuesday, May 21. “After, the President will travel to Boston, Massachusetts,” the White House said Friday, May 17, without offering details, according to State House News Service. Massachusetts is a solidly Democratic state expected......

Providence Man Gets Six Years In Prison For Oxycodone Dealing

A Rhode Island man has been sentenced to six years in federal prison or selling oxycodone pills on multiple occasions to an undercover officer.  Brandon Jones, 35, of Providence, received a six-year prison sentence, plus three years of supervised release, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. Jones......

Vermont Governor Phil Scott Will Seek Re-Election

Vermont Governor Phil Scott will seek re-election. The liberal Republican is running for a fifth two-year term.  “During my four terms as Governor, my team and I have worked to grow the economy, make Vermont more affordable, and protect the most vulnerable,” Scott said in a statement. “I’ve done my best to rise above partisanship......