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City Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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The city council in Springfield, Massachusetts, will continue discussion next week on whether to approve a pay raise of more than 50 percent for its members. 

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There has been another leadership change at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.

General Manager Luis Ramirez is out after 15 months on the job, state officials announced Tuesday. He will be replaced by Steve Poftak, who’s currently vice chair of the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board.

Marijuana products on a counter at Cultivate in Leicester, Massachusetts, as they're rung up for purchase.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

A third retail marijuana shop is set to open in Massachusetts. 

Gas Executives On Hot Seat At Massachusetts Statehouse

Dec 11, 2018
Massachusetts Senate President Karen Spilka, with House Speaker Robert DeLeo, said this week the Senate will "hopefully" take up Gov. Charlie Baker's gas safety bill and "maybe make some tweaks to it."
Sam Doran / State House News Service

Five gas utility executives faced sharp questions from Massachusetts lawmakers Tuesday as a House-Senate committee begins to investigate the safety of the state's natural gas distribution infrastructure.