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A Financial Lifeline For Groton Cable Access?
     State Representative Paul McMurtry (D-Dedham) is filing legislation that would impose a fee on digital streaming providers like Hulu and Netflix equal to 5 percent of the revenue those companies earn in Massachusetts. The switch by many consumers from traditional cable to these streaming services has resulted in a loss of revenue that is given to local cable access operations which are an important resource to local public, educational and government news and information.
 
Allow Spouses To Be Compensated Caregivers?
     The State Senate Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities has given a favorable report to and recommended passage of a bill allowing spouses to serve as paid caregivers for their partner living with a disability covered by MassHealth, the state’s Medicaid program that provides health care for low-income and disabled persons.
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