By Bob Katzen

“The Senate stands in recess subject to the call of the chair. We’ll come back when we feel like it.”
—Sen. William Brownsberger (D-Belmont) adding a little humor to the Senate session.

“The gang’s all here.”
—Gov. Baker upon the arrival of his counterparts Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Ron Mariano for a joint press conference with reporters.

“Logan is one of the nation’s busiest airports and its workers provide invaluable assistance in order to get passengers where they need to be. Raising the minimum wage is a victory for these workers and one they very much deserve. This decision is not only a step in the right direction for the airport but for the community as a whole.”
— Massport Board Member John Nucci on Massport’s hiking of the minimum wage for certain Massport workers from $15 to $16 on July 1, 2022, and then to $17 on January 1, 2023.

“As we enter summer with drought conditions across much of the commonwealth, we ask residents to follow any local water restrictions, minimize water usage and be cautious when using charcoal grills, matches, fire pits and other open flames. [We] will continue to work with our partners and the inter-agency Drought Mission Group to coordinate the response to the drought conditions.”
— Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Acting Director Dawn Brantley.

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