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June 21, 2018

Kids protest on Capitol Hill floor using blankets like those given to migrant children

Children laid on the floor of Capitol Hill on Thursday wrapped in blankets similar to those given to migrant kids who were separated from their families in protest of President Trump’s …

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June 21, 2018

House vote on “compromise” immigration bill delayed until next week

Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill Thursday, a wave of protests against the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy broke out, with dozens of children, parents and religious leaders gathered in the Russell …

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June 21, 2018

Immigrant Justice

Trump to suspend prosecutions of migrant parents with children: report

The Trump administration will stop prosecuting migrant parents who cross the border illegally with children until immigration authorities have the resources that would allow them to be held in custody, …

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June 20, 2018

Economic Dignity

Coalition undecided between ballot and compromise on minimum wage

The Raise Up Massachusetts coalition of more than 100 labor, community and faith-based groups did not reach a decision Wednesday on whether a fast-moving bill to raise the minimum wage …

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June 20, 2018

Economic Dignity

Massachusetts Legislature reaches ‘grand bargain’ on $15 minimum wage, sales tax holiday, paid leave

The Legislature has reached an agreement on a deal to raise the minimum wage to $15, institute paid family and medical leave and create a permanent sales tax holiday, in …

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June 20, 2018

Economic Dignity

Retailers walk away from Beacon Hill talks with victories

Retailers in Massachusetts often complain that their concerns aren’t heard on Beacon Hill. Well, legislative leaders are listening now. Read more here

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