Massachusetts has agreed to a $640,000 settlement from Kinder Morgan to allow the company to run a pipeline through conservation land in Berkshire County on its way from New York to Connecticut.
Massachusetts’ 2017 rate of $11 an hour puts it in a tie for top statewide rate in the country, along with Washington state.
Orlando Ramos is 34 years old and has been on the council since 2014, the last couple years as vice-president.
In a joint statement on Monday, legislative leaders said they “fully intend to respect the will of the voters.” They said they won’t make any changes to the December 15th effective date.
But Congressman Jim McGovern made clear he sharply disagrees with President-elect Donald Trump, who suggested people who burn the flag should potentially face prison time or lose their citizenship.
Ifill was born in New York. Her father’s work as a pastor led the family to Springfield in the early 1970s.