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.
Improving western Massachusetts business and the economy was the focus at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield Monday.
The nations governors meet with President Obama as part of their winter conference.
College students from all over the state converged on Beacon Hill Monday, demanding more financial support from state lawmakers.
The Nation’s Governors with President Obama at the White House to discuss a “Year of Action.”
Gov. Deval Patrick veered from his standard line about his political future over the weekend, telling a news outlet during a trip to Washington D.C. that he might run for president sometime in the future.
The head of the embattled Department of Children and Families offered to resign after social workers lost track of a 5-year-old boy who is now feared dead, but Gov. Patrick said Friday that he refused to accept.