The Massachusetts House has approved an overhaul of the state’s domestic violence laws, including new bail guidelines and tougher penalties for abusers.
Gov. Deval Patrick says he’s confident House and Senate lawmakers will hammer out a compromise on minimum wage legislation that has run into parliamentary roadblocks on Beacon Hill.
Sen. Warren, Markey and Cong. Lynch applauded the announcement of a $48 million grant to Jobs for the Future, Inc. through the Youth CareerConnect program. The grant will help provide support for students to acquire critical career skills.
The spring construction season has begun and roads all over the state are in need of fixes after a difficult winter, but the Legislature and Gov. Deval Patrick remain at odds over road repair funding levels this year
The Department of Public Health announced their strategy to fight the state’s severe drug problem, but it doesn’t come cheap.
A federal judge says Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick might have been “out of line” in ordering a first-in-the-nation ban of Zohydro, a powerful new painkiller.
Immigrants make up a large part of our workforce, but many of them can not get a driver’s license.
A one-year freeze on unemployment insurance rates for Massachusetts businesses is closer to passage in the Legislature.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, an initiative designed to make it easier for people to dispose of medicines, is set for Saturday, April 26, 2014.
A joint conference committee has filed a bill freezing rates at a schedule that will save employers from paying $420 million in new premiums this year.
Massachusetts made dramatic cuts to mental health funding five years ago. With more inpatient psychiatric units shutting down, people fear there will soon be no where left to go.
North Adams Regional Hospital filed for bankruptcy last week, but lawmakers aren’t giving up on the Berkshire County hospital just yet. 22News spoke with state officials about what’s being done to re-open its doors.
State lawmakers are considering a proposed $1.1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition center in South Boston.
Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy is kicking off his re-election campaign. Kennedy is in his first term, and was elected in 2012 to fill Congressman Barney Frank’s old seat.
State officials around the country are rebelling over a powerful new painkiller that law enforcement and public health authorities fear could worsen the nation’s deadly scourge of heroin and prescription drug abuse.
One thing the House and Senate didn’t have trouble agreeing to was allocating death benefits for the families of the two fallen firefighters and a Plymouth police officer killed in a motorcycle accident. Both branches signed off without hesitation on $150,000 each for the families of the three public servants killed in the line of duty.
Beacon Hill Leaders can’t seem to decide what to do about the state’s minimum wage. However, one Senate Leader told 22News he’s confident they will work this out.
From student government to state politics, high school students from across Massachusetts got some real life experience on what it is like to be a part of the legislature.
A doctor and candidate for governor, Democrat Joseph Avellone on Thursday said he supported Gov. Deval Patrick’s decision last week to ban the painkiller Zohydro, a drug the governor says poses a “significant risk” to individuals addicted to opiates and the public at large
Organizers behind a proposed ballot question to raise the minimum wage to $10.50 per hour with future increases linked to inflation have not ruled out going to the ballot if the Legislature reaches a compromise they find insufficient.