Legislature Ends Session With Flurry of Activity 

State House - 2BOSTON – The Massachusetts Legislature has ended its formal two-year session with a flurry of last-

minute action on major bills.

Racing against a midnight deadline, lawmakers approved a bill that calls for a dramatic increase in the state’s reliance on offshore wind and other renewable energy sources. They also passed and sent to the governor a bill that establishes the state’s first regulations on ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft.

Agreements on those and other bills, including a $740 million economic development plan, were reached after a weekend of closed-door negotiations between the House and Senate.

In a statement early Monday, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker thanked the Legislature and said he would carefully review all of the bills sent to his desk.

Lawmakers can continue to meet informally for the remainder of the year, but only to pass non-contested bills.

The next legislative session will begin in January.

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