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A new bill would let Mass. prisoners donate organs for reduced sentences. Critics call it ‘coercive.’

The legislative proposal has opened a debate about not only how to address a widespread shortage of available organs for those in need, but what the moral and legal limits are for doing so.

Mass. Republican Party elects new leader, rejecting chairman Jim Lyons’s bid for third term

The Republican State Committee voted 37-34 to make Amy Carnevale its new chair, turning to a longtime state committee member and Trump supporter from Marblehead who has worked in the White House and on Capitol Hill.

Panel recommends Mass. House declare Democrat the winner in race decided by a single vote

The special legislative committee's report, filed on Tuesday, could clear the way for Kristin Kassner to officially fill the Second Essex seat, roughly four weeks after the majority of House members took their oath of office.

Troubled Massachusetts GOP to hold election for chair, with party’s future on the line

Contending with internal chaos, legal and financial challenges, and dwindling political influence, the Republican State Committee is set to convene in Marlborough on Tuesday to decide on its leadership.

In first State of the City address, Michelle Wu pledges to overhaul Boston’s planning process

Mayor Wu’s address, delivered Wednesday evening at the MGM Music Hall in Fenway to an audience of several thousand, signaled that her second year as mayor will be focused largely on housing, development, and climate goals.

ANALYSIS | James Pindell

Takeaways from Mayor Michelle Wu’s State of the City address

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu's State of the City address, delivered at the MGM Fenway, offered some specifics, lacked details in other areas, and promoted a team-first approach to governing.

Watch live: Mayor Wu delivers State of the City address

Mayor Michelle Wu is delivering her first State of the City address, in one of the best opportunities she’ll get all year to pitch her agenda for Boston. Watch it live.

In first State of the City address, Michelle Wu pledges to overhaul Boston’s planning process

Expect to hear the mayor talk about her signature issues: transportation, the municipal Green New Deal, education, and housing and development in the city.