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05 April 2006

04.04.06 MA: Mass. to Impose Individual Mandate, Employer Fee to Expand Health Coverage

The Massachusetts House and Senate have passed a landmark plan designed to expand health insurance to most of the state's estimated 500,000 uninsured citizens. The measure requires that all residents and most employers participate in the health insuran

30 March 2006

03.30.06 MA: Minimum-wage increase supporters are hopeful

Attorney General Thomas Reilly last Wednesday joined the chorus of workers, unions and lawmakers calling for the state to adopt the highest minimum wage in the nation. Speaking to more than 100 workers and supporters of the proposal to increase the w

23 March 2006

03.23.06 MA: Reilly urges increase in minimum wage - The Boston Globe

Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly joined the chorus of workers, unions, and lawmakers yesterday calling for the state to adopt the highest minimum wage in the nation.

03.23.06 MA: State's minimum wage may lead U.S. (March 23, 2006)

BOSTON - Lawmakers at the Statehouse are close to making Massachusetts' minimum wage the highest in the country, but there is a deep split in the Legislature over how far it should go. Proposed Senate legislation would raise hourly wage over two years t

22 March 2006

03.22.06 MA: Workers, Activists Rally For Minimum Wage Hike

BOSTON -- Workers, labor activists and lawmakers rallied at the Statehouse Wednesday for an increase in the state minimum wage. Advocates say a raise from the current $6.75 an hour to a proposed $8.25 an hour is the fair thing to do. They say the nearly 5