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Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin in 2017.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

The Massachusetts secretary of state is trying to force lawmakers to decide whether to expand early voting for the state's 2020 presidential primary. 

Driving through a tunnel in Boston, Massachusetts.
Thomas Hawk / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/thomashawk

Massachusetts lawmakers invoked the memories of people killed in distracted driving crashes on Wednesday before voting 155-2 to pass a bill banning motorists from using hand-held cellphones and electronic devices behind the wheel.

When Climate Change Denial Can Cost Us Everything

May 15, 2019
Glacial melt is contributing to rising sea levels around the world. This image shows Greenland's southwestern coastline during a 2015 survey as part of the Oceans Melting Greenland, or OMG, mission.
JPL Caltech / NASA

Most of us know it’s good to talk about our feelings. 

Massachusetts Higher Education Commissioner Carlos Santiago and Education Secretary James Peyser testified Monday in support of Gov. Charlie Baker's bill to impose new oversight over college closures.
Katie Lannan / State House News Service

Carlos Santiago, the Massachusetts higher education commissioner, found out about the closure of Mount Ida College when a reporter approached him at an event last spring and asked about it.

Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Richard Neal speaking at The Daily Hampshire Gazette in 2018.
Sarah Crosby / Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

Updated at 5:27 p.m. 

Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal of Springfield is pushing back against charges he's engaged in pay-to-play politics. The person making the charge may run against him. 

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