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With Gov. Charlie Baker set to make his case directly to lawmakers Monday on the latest version of a health care bill he first filed in 2019, the pharmaceutical industry is out with a campaign knocking the bill as "dangerous."

The 33 amendments senators have filed to the marijuana legislation on tap for Thursday's formal session are as wide-ranging as the bill itself, running the gamut from technical contract tweaks to potency limits and advertising restrictions.

Senate President Karen Spilka said she looked forward to debating legislation in her branch that would provide some undocumented immigrants a pathway to obtain a driver's license in Massachusetts.

House and Senate lawmakers plan to send Gov. Charlie Baker a $101 million COVID-19 spending bill on Thursday that invests money into masks, rapid tests, and vaccine equity efforts for schools, businesses, and health care workers.

There was no opposition in the Joint Committee on Cannabis Policy to fresh legislation targeting persistent issues with host community agreements and social equity in the new cannabis industry.