STATE CAPITOL BRIEFS – AFTERNOON EDITION – MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016

STATE CAPITOL BRIEFS – AFTERNOON EDITION – MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016 STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE LEGISLATIVE LEADERS SAY POT LEGALIZATION WILL NOT BE DELAYED House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Stanley Rosenberg on Monday ruled out pushing a last-minute delay in the legalization of marijuana set to take effect on Thursday, but did not take other procedural delays o…

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GUIDANCE REVISION SPURS CHURCHES TO DROP COURT CHALLENGE TO TRANSGENDER LAW

The four Massachusetts pastors and churches who filed a federal lawsuit over the state’s new transgender public accommodations law are dropping their court challenge after state officials revised their guidance on the law. Opponents of the public accommodation law have separately mounted an effort to repeal the law at the ballot in 2018, which remains on track. Signed by Gov. Charlie Bak…

The four Massachusetts pastors and churches who filed a federal lawsuit over the ...

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MASSDOT SHELVES REFINANCING PLAN IT HAD EYED FOR BIG $$$ SAVINGS

An expected $60 million in savings the Baker administration hoped to achieve by refinancing transportation bonds has crumbled to almost nothing amid market volatility. Massachusetts Department of Transportation Chief Financial Officer David Pottier told the MassDOT Board on Monday that he does not now think it is worthwhile to pursue the refinancing plan the board authorized a month earlier…

An expected $60 million in savings the Baker administration hoped to achieve by refinancing transportation bonds has crumbled to ...

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