Proponents of candy and soda taxes were unsuccessful with Deval Patrick in office and face a likely higher bar with Gov. Baker in charge.
Women continue to compete with men in the workplace. 22News was there when they demanded “equal pay for equal work.”
The Committee on Labor and Workforce Development heard testimony on a lot of bills, including one to protect pregnant employees.
Legislators joined women’s rights groups in supporting a bill that aims to eliminate the wage gap for women and people of color.
The MBTA plans on using about $7.5 million on improvements to the rail service, including the hiring of fare agents on the trains.
Lawmakers and the state attorney general want a new state law affording an extra level of privacy for health care consumers.
An increasing number of lawmakers view the annual vote as an example of good politics trumping good policy.
House Speaker Robert DeLeo collected over $415,000 in campaign donations during the first half of the year.
Several unions are looking to have the the managers of the state’s pension fund gradually divest from fossil fuels.
Governor Charlie Baker made $162 million worth of budget vetoes. 22News talked to lawmakers who are frustrated with some of the cuts.
DiMasi was sentenced in 2011 for using his office to corruptly steer multi-million dollar state contracts.