The Sun Chronicle: Down to wire on Beacon Hill

Local lawmakers fear bills will die

With just two days remaining in the state legislative session, several major bills are still hanging in limbo with a chance they will never get a final vote. House members were expecting a busy day with important votes Tuesday, but the leadership suddenly adjourned about 4:30 p.m. with no action on pending bills.

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MassLIVE: Massachusetts lawmakers reach accord on super PAC disclosure, donations bill

The Massachusetts State House in Boston. House and Senate negotiators broke through on Tuesday night with an agreement on a bill that would force super PACs this election cycle to disclose their funding sources, adding a measure of transparency at a time when these types of campaign committees are already beginning to air ads. (JOE DEBURRO / THE REPUBLICAN FILE)

BOSTON — House and Senate negotiators broke through on Tuesday night with an agreement on a bill that would force super PACs this election cycle to disclose their funding sources, adding a measure of transparency at a time when these types of campaign committees are already beginning to air ads.

The compromise bill (H 4366), which was filed Tuesday night, is expected to be considered quickly by the Legislature and sent to Gov. Deval Patrick for his signature as lawmakers have less than 48 hours remaining to consider controversial legislative matters and many major bills still unresolved.

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Norfolk County Gazette: Rep. Dooley distributes funds to towns for special election expense

On Monday night, state Rep. Shawn Dooley, R-Norfolk, presented the final reimbursement check from the special election to the Millis selectmen.

“One of the first things I did upon being sworn in was to apply to have the unpaid portion of Dan Winslow’s salary allocated to the towns to help defer the cost of the special election,” Dooley said.

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