The group “Raise Up Massachusetts” wants to increase the state income tax rate for someone earning more than one-million dollars a year.
37,000 Massachusetts children are on a waitlist to get into a charter school. Governor Charlie Baker joined the call for expansion.
Three proposed graduate degree programs at public universities were approved Tuesday by a Board of Higher Education committee.
Pet lovers and pet sellers are expected to gather this week for a public hearing on a number of animal welfare bills.
Politicians and civil rights leaders gathered at the Boston Convention Center to pay tribute to the man famous for his “I Have a Dream” spee…
Eight state senators traveled to Colorado last week to see the state’s recreational marijuana industry.
Income inequality, criminal justice reform, and gun violence, were just some of the topics brought up at the Boston Convention Center Monday…
When Gov. Baker steps to the rostrum of the Massachusetts House chamber on Thursday, he’ll be speaking to a number of audiences.
Tax revenues for the current fiscal year are already trending $114 million above benchmarks.
Under the bill, violators would face a $100 fine on first offense, $250 for a second offense and $500 for third and subsequent offenses. Thi…
State lawmakers are trying to figure out whether daily fantasy sports should be legal here in Massachusetts.
The bill seeks to prevent people from becoming dependent on painkillers by limiting first time opioid prescriptions to a 7 day supply.
Solar advocates cautioned that the bills had the potential to “wipe out” small-scale projects in Massachusetts.
The bill (H 1278), filed almost a year ago by Pittsfield Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, establishes a right to fair and efficient rape kit proc…
Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, who attended a briefing on climate preparedness on Wednesday, said the issue could be forwarded again on…
Lawmakers are fighting back against the drug epidemic. WMass lawmakers told 22News how we can prevent or reduce overdose deaths.
Mass. voters will likely decide whether to legalize marijuana. 22News explains why activists are asking lawmakers to take action.
Marijuana activists told lawmakers that their opportunity to craft legislation to legalize marijuana on their own terms is now.
There has been a decrease in crime the past 10 years, researchers told a group seeking avenues to reform the state’s criminal justice system…
The debate is heating up around the new, lucrative world of daily fantasy sports. 22News has both sides of the argument.