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State Capitol Briefs — March 17, 2014

Acting Gov. William Galvin on Monday signed a $194 million spending bill (H 3947) that includes $30 million to help keep up with winter road…

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Weekly Roundup — Floors and Ceilings

The apparent ease with which lawmakers came to agreement on hiking local aid stood out in contrast to the knottier problem of reaching agree…

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DCF needs more workers, Patrick says

DCF has hired 90 new social workers since the beginning of the year, and Gov. Deval Patrick’s budget proposal includes funding for another 1…

Jeremiah Oliver

Changes recommended for DCF

Giving smartphones to social workers and taking photos of all children who enter state care are among the recommendations of an independent …