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A Connecticut law banning employers from asking job-seekers about past wages goes into effect January 1, 2019.
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A Connecticut law banning employers from asking job-seekers about past wages goes into effect next week, and supporters hope it will narrow the gap in wages between men and women.

Gov. Charlie Baker sat down to sign the "grand bargain" bill on June 28, 2018, flanked by Democrats including incoming Senate President Karen Spilka, House Majority Leader Ron Mariano and House Speaker Robert DeLeo.
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The minimum wage is going up in four of the six New England states next year.

Round bales of hay in a field that have been harvested by dairy farmer Pete Williams in Shelburne, Massachusetts. He is having trouble selling them this year.
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The minimum wage in Massachusetts goes up a buck to $12 an hour starting January 1, 2019. But there's a group of workers who won't get that increase. 

The Airbnb posting for a bedroom rented out by Northampton, Mass., resident Rachael Naismith.
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Airbnb hosts in Massachusetts could be subject to taxes and other state requirements next year. That's if Gov. Charlie Baker signs a bill that would regulate short-term rentals. 

Lee Elementary School counselor Heather Lucy consoles a student.
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There's an ongoing effort in Berkshire County to look at how trauma is dealt with, in areas including education and law enforcement. 

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