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The state of Connecticut and Amtrak do not have a shared agreement that makes tickets bought through the rail giant and ones purchased by local students and CTrail passengers equal.

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Updated on Jan. 8, 2018 

Massachusetts residents getting state assistance can now show their benefits card to buy discounted museum or concert tickets — and in some cases, get in for free.

Massachusetts State Senate President Karen Spilka speaks with Governor Charlie Baker in a newly refurbished Senate Chamber.
State House News Service

Massachusetts lawmakers and Governor Charlie Baker have taken their oaths — but don't look for a lot of legislative action anytime soon.

Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren talks with reporters outside her home in Cambridge after announcing that she is setting up an exploratory committee for a run for the presidency in 2020.
Robin Lubbock / WBUR

Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren kicked off a busy political week with her announcement that she's forming an exploratory committee into a 2020 presidential run. 

As the federal government shutdown enters its 14th day, the backlog of cases in immigration court continues to increase — drawing mixed reactions from immigration experts.

Since the shutdown, dockets in immigration court have been frozen for those who aren’t in custody. Some experts worry this means immigrants are being denied due process; others see it as a welcome respite, giving some immigrants more time to get their affairs in order.

Lawyers say the freeze comes as immigration proceedings have reached a frenzied pace under the Trump administration.

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