The nation’s homelessness rate is declining, but new research says homelessness is increasing here in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts gambling regulators have chosen Plainville to be the site of the state’s first and only slots parlor.
End-of-life option supporters delivered nearly 7,000 petitions signed by voters who support “Death with Dignity.”
A graduated income tax – which imposes higher taxes rate on those who earn more and lower rates on those who earn less – was rejected several times by Massachusetts voters and lawmakers have shown little interest in the idea.
Rep. Matt Beaton, a Shrewsbury Republican, said Shrewsbury schools are succeeding on tight budgets, but they are near the breaking point with little recourse.
More and more people with mental illnesses are finding themselves incarcerated, and mental health advocates say more police training will help patients avoid arrest and find help.
While the homelessness problem in Massachusetts is undeniable, the Senate’s top budget writer says it’s just one of many issues competing for a finite pool of financial resources at lawmakers’ disposal.
A state legislative committee visited UMass Amherst on Tuesday. Beacon Hill lawmakers of the Joint Ways and Means Committee heard testimony from the public and Richard Freeland; the state’s Commissioner of Higher Education.
Former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi has paid the $65,000 fine he was assessed after he was convicted of federal corruption charges in 2011.
Homeless families and shelter providers gathered at the State House to ask lawmakers for a $30 million dollar increase in funding for the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program.