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Tag: Massachusetts

New Massachusetts ‘Tax the Rich’ law raises $1.5 billion for public...

The amendment, applying a 4 percent annual surtax to individuals with incomes over $1 million, was passed via a statewide ballot initiative in 2022.

Massachusetts sues 15 companies over PFAS contamination

“We’re glad the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office is taking steps to hold PFAS manufacturers accountable for the financial burden that communities are facing as they try to provide their residents with safe drinking water."

Striking Massachusetts nurses outwait corporate giant Tenet

Last year’s longest-running strike came to an end in early January when nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts, overwhelmingly voted...

Massachusetts locals accuse town mayor of ‘colluding’ with Enbridge over controversial...

“We will continue to fight the operation of this compressor station. Our goal is to make this a stranded asset for Enbridge.”

Koch academic influence returns to Massachusetts with new Tufts University think...

A network of free-market think tanks around the country tied to Koch funding that tend to oppose climate action and clean energy.

Justice Dept launches investigation into recent deaths at nursing home for...

“We will aggressively investigate recent events at the Home and, as needed, require the Commonwealth to adopt reforms to ensure patient safety in the future."

Massachusetts sues ExxonMobil for climate disinformation, greenwashing

Their collective response to climate science? To emphasize uncertainty and keep fossil fuels flowing.

Massachusetts energy secretary engaged in Enbridge facility review while negotiating job...

Massachusetts’ ethics laws prohibit state employees from participating in matters where they may benefit financially as they seek prospective employment.

As natural gas infrastructure decisions loom, Massachusetts Gov. Baker invests in...

“Since the governor is weighing in on major projects designed to boost the gas industries in the state, it is not at all appropriate for him to invest personally in the same sector that he may develop, with tax dollars."

More evidence of undisclosed carcinogens at site of Enbridge’s proposed greater...

“The fact that they would just ignore these samples is extremely troubling. It’s a clear threat to the health of children and families in the Fore River Basin.”

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The Fourth Amendment is Not for Sale Act and the battle against government spying

The FANFSA, passed with a 219-199 vote, garnered support from both sides of the aisle, with 96 Democrats and 123 Republicans backing the bill.

Progressive International unveils database exposing global right-wing network threatening democracies

This database, which results from a year of meticulous research, exposes the mechanisms through which these forces erode democratic norms and foster geopolitical instability.

20 percent of common produce carry unhealthy levels of pesticides new report says

Of the 59 common produce items evaluated, popular produce like strawberries, green beans and potatoes posed the highest risks.

US diplomacy thwarts Palestinian UN membership amid claims of supporting statehood leaked cable shows

This diplomatic maneuvering seeks to avoid a U.S. veto, which would publicly align the country against Palestinian self-determination.

GOP attorneys general petition against EPA’s use of civil rights law for environmental justice

The petition, if successful, could have dire consequences for communities living near industrial sites.