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BC-MA--Massachusetts News Advisory, MA

April 10, 2019

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Massachusetts.

Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Boston bureau at 617-357-8100 or 800-882-1407.

New England News Editor Bill Kole can be reached at 617-357-8100 or bkole@ap.org. New England Photo Editor Bill Sikes is reachable at 617-357-8106 or bsikes@ap.org.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TODAY’S TOP STORIES:

MASSACHUSETTS BUDGET

No major tax hikes are anticipated when House Democratic leaders unveil their proposed state budget for the next fiscal year in Massachusetts. But discussions are expected to continue among lawmakers on possible ways to raise new revenue for education and transportation needs. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

_ TEXTING SUICIDE: The wrongful death lawsuit brought against the Massachusetts woman convicted of sending her suicidal boyfriend a series of text messages urging him to kill himself has been resolved. SENT.

SPORTS

PATRIOTS-CHIEFS-LASER POINTER

A citation has been issued against a Missouri man accused of flashing a laser at New England quarterback Tom Brady during the Patriots’ AFC championship game victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. SENT: 130 words.

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