POLITICO Massachusetts Playbook: PA-18's Massachusetts connection — 2019 FARE hikes? — SNOW pushes election deadlines
- "Next T fare hike likely in mid-2019," by Bruce Mohl, CommonWealth Magazine: "The MBTA's Oversight Board indicated on Monday that it plans to raise fares in the middle of next year and the chairman of the board said a debate about new, additional revenues for the transit authority could take place in three years. The comments about revenues came during a debate at the Fiscal and Management Control Board about the MBTA budget for fiscal 2019, which begins July 1. T officials forecasted that the authority's revenues will increase 2.2 percent next year while expenses will go up 2.5 percent."
- "Markey wants to get other states to adopt Mass. get-tough gun laws," by Matt Stout, Boston Globe: "Riding a revitalized push to address gun safety, US Senator Edward J. Markey on Monday unveiled legislation designed to push other states to adopt Massachusetts' get-tough laws, including requiring all gun owners to be licensed and giving local police chiefs the power to reject problem applicants. The legislation, which Markey said he'll file Tuesday, aims to extend the Massachusetts legal blueprint across the country by using Department of Justice grants to encourage states to harden their own laws. "
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