Governor Baker delivered his second State of the Commonwealth address from the House Chamber of the Massachusetts State House.
22News traveled to Boston on Tuesday and spoke with several lawmakers from western Mass. before the State of the Commonwealth address.
The Hampden County sheriff says that legal marijuana will lead to an increase in addiction to other substances.
Cocchi has been working to combat addiction and the opioid crisis since becoming the Hampden County Sheriff.
The raises put forward by DeLeo and Rosenberg would increase pay, in some manner, for all 200 legislators on Beacon Hill.
22News spoke with Governor Charlie Baker on Monday about the topics he plans to focus on in the State of the Commonwealth address.
The Environmental League of Massachusetts says electric ratepayers would save more if the government focused more on clean energy.
The bill would include a mileage fee for electric vehicles, to make up for lost gas tax revenue.
The address also comes just one day before the governor is scheduled to submit his annual state budget proposal.
In next week’s annual budget proposal, Gov. Charlie Baker will call for a $91 million increase in education local aid.
The bill would commit Massachusetts to obtaining 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources like solar and wind.
Governor Charlie Baker is preparing to deliver his second State of the Commonwealth address next week.
22News explains why supporters are optimistic the tobacco product debate could be the year “Nicotine 21” becomes law.
Many on Beacon Hill are preparing for the impacts a Trump presidency could have on Massachusetts.
Treasurer Goldberg established a task force to look into the post-prohibition regulations and laws governing the alcohol industry in Mass.
Some of the proposals include pushing for paid family and medical leave and expanding the state’s earned income tax credit.
One state lawmaker discovered a loophole that allows private sales to be completed without a federal background check.
A state commission said lawmakers should be paid more, but one South Deerfield resident traveled to the State House to disagree.
Film industry workers are fighting to protect an incentive designed to draw in major Television and movie projects.
While the project to build an offshore wind farm near Cape Cod once appeared to be dead, supporters have made a payment to keep it alive.