The chances for a tax-free weekend this year looked dead, but Governor Charlie Baker has brought those hopes back to life.
The fees and fines to help pay for MassHealth do not, however, come with reforms to the insurance system that Baker had supported.
The Retailers Association of Massachusetts says that they want to reduce the sales tax from the current 6.25% to either 5% or 4.5%.
Members of the retail industry are planning to file petitions to put a question on the 2018 ballot that would lower the sales tax.
You could get to decide whether Massachusetts should increase the minimum wage and require paid family leave on 2018 ballot.
Governor Charlie Baker filed legislation that would allow local law enforcement to honor federal detainers for violent criminal immigrants.
22News explains how this could impact your electricity bill.
The bill would allow local police to hold violent criminals for ICE, if a detainer request was issued.
Retailers are considering whether to ask voters to reduce the tax to 5% or even lower to 4.5%
The bill would allow state and local police to hold immigrants on behalf of ICE if those immigrants had committed violent crimes.
The legislation is designed to benefit low-income seniors, military personnel, and people with disabilities.
The Massachusetts State Lottery itself is looking like the big winner now, making a record profit for the third year in a row.
In community benefit districts, property owners in a neighborhood establish a nonprofit board to procure additional services.
Bud Williams and Tim Rooke will not run for re-election on the Springfield City Council
Massachusetts now has a new recreational marijuana law. Governor Baker signed legislation changing the state’s voter-approved pot ballot law…
Immigrant rights activists are taking action against immigration enforcement legislation.
22News explains how top state leaders reacted to news of the proposed transgender military ban.
The changes to the law include an increase in the marijuana sales tax, as well as allowing some town governments to ban pot shops.
Among the changes includes raising the tax rate on recreational pot from a maximum of 12 percent to 20 percent.
Governor Charlie Baker wants to crack down on violent undocumented immigrants after a ruling by the state’s highest court.