Senate passes the fiscal 2015 discretionary spending bill - Confirmed Vivek Hallegere Murthy of MA to serve as Surgeon General - Both chambers on holiday recess until the 114th session of Congress begins Jan. 3rd
Upper Cape senator has last leadership meeting with governor
Is bringing the Olympics to Boston a financial boondoggle or a showcase to the world?
Wareham gets 4 more liquor licenses - Bourne amends Town Charter - Turner bids farewell - Murray lights Menorah
Congress passes bill to fund government programs in fiscal 2015
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Sees little point to the legislation - House warms to the plan
Uneasy lies the head that wants to wear the crown ~ First openly Gay Senate President defends himself ~ Mark Wahlberg says "Pardon me"

Walter Brooks

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House canceled Social Security benefits for Nazis - Senate awards golfer Jack Nicklaus a Congressional gold medal
Fallout from Ferguson - Tax collections are just about meeting budget benchmarks, economic growth has been strong enough to trigger a slight income tax cut
New members welcome to attend
The shortened holiday week brought the legislature no closer to a resolution over the projected budget deficit
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11/30/14 to 12/6/14: Therese Murray bids farewell - Orleans gets a new judge
The lame-duck Congress splits on most issues until the new Congress convenes on Jan. 13, 2015
Deval slashes budget while Charlie assembles his team
Arts & cultural, tourism committees back bill
Women's Republican Club of Cape Cod to present a gift to Emerson House

"The Rascal King Curley" and "Onions Burke"
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Baker transition - Health Connector relaunch - Pardons & commutations - Closing the $325 million budget gap
House considers a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline - Senate reauthorizes a program of block grants for state child care and development efforts - Lame duck session ends Jan. 13, 2015
Governor-elect names a Democrat to his cabinet
First regular meeting following election season
Two-party state governance makes a comeback on Beacon Hill - Now come the political post-mortems
$325 million hole in $36.5 billion state budget - Sentencing of three former probation department officials - Annual Joint Conference of the Massachusetts School Committees and School Superintendents in Hyannis
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Food pantry director to speak about hunger on Cape Cod