Top state leaders had 6 key pieces of legislation they wanted to see become law, but lawmakers were only able to agree on 6 bills.
Drivers for rideshare services will have to submit to two background checks, but they will not have to be fingerprinted.
A bill passed by the Legislature Sunday expands Massachusetts’ reliance on alternative energy sources.
Non-compete clauses restrict the ability of workers to leave a company and immediately go to work for or start a competing firm.
State lawmakers were able to pass a bill regulating ride-sharing companies like Uber and an economic development bill before midnight.
House and Senate gaveled-in a rare Sunday formal session to get last-minute bills to Governor Baker’s desk.
Baker has been participating in conference calls every few hours with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, senior staff and Cabinet secretaries.
Sunday is the last day for Massachusetts lawmakers to finalize several major pieces of legislation before the end of session.
For months, Democratic legislative leaders thought they could take care of some of the most important legislative business.
DeLeo said Saturday afternoon that he has confidence in one deal getting finalized quickly, while the others remain “in play.”
Conference committee members facing deadlines this weekend to complete work on major bills are “working like crazy”.
Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins said most of the 1,000 inmates he oversees are black or Latino.
House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise bill aimed at modernizing municipal government functions across Mass.
Rosenberg said he wasn’t sure deals would be reached on all five and suggested the pace of House activity this session had added another hur…
The Massachusetts senate has approved a bill that would create a system of paid family and medical leave for all workers of the state.
State House Speaker Robert DeLeo says he’s not sure if Attorney General Maura Healey overstepped her authority.
By rule, the Legislature must end formal meetings no later than July 31.
Massachusetts lawmakers say a new GMO labeling law signed by President Obama will preempt state efforts to impose simple-to-read labels.
The House Ways and Means Committee will release a bill that would require insurers to cover treatment for HIV-associated lipodystrophy.
Governor Baker opposes a Senate amendment that would require the state to apply for federal money to test out a new “Distance Driven Tax.”