Sam Obar

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Stories by Sam Obar


Does Massachusetts have the answer to Washington's paralysis?

Tracking the cash

Massachusetts lawmakers turn the corner in reporting donor information

Students stock up on iPads, ebooks

Device to cut textbook costs at BC High

The House’s bottle deposit tax delusion

Argument from House leadership taxes credulity

Gateway Cities caucus flexing its muscle

Lawmakers secure benefits for their struggling communities

Health care reform saves towns $175m

About two-fifths of cities have benefited

The bottle bill blues

A mix of divisiveness and stubborness once again kills an expanded bottle bill

Earmark amendments filed for bond bill

Lawmakers push for projects in their districts

Committee buries expanded bottle bill

Cost, leadership opposition cited as reasons

Bottle law backers press for vote

Say they have support for including water, teas

Proposal would boost Gateway Cities a third

Eight communities would be added if measures pass

The latest trend: Being a Gateway City

Legislators scramble to loosen eligibility rules for program