A 24-member special commission will spend the next year studying the way the state deals with behavioral health.
Advocates are calling for the elimination of mandatory minimum sentences, but that might not be on the state’s agenda.
Refugees are eligible for government assistance after they arrive, but they are expected to find a job after few months.
A new report was released recommending a number of steps to reduce the number of former inmates that end up back in jail.
A new “Committee on Marijuana Policy” is charged with taking a second look at the law passed by voters in November.
The state spent more money than they had in the budget. 22News explains how Governor Baker plans to balance those accounts.
The state allows welfare recipients to take out cash, and there’s no way to track how it’s spent.
Duck boats, sightseeing vehicles in cities around the country, have lost some of their appeal because of a string of recent accidents.
The NRA is challenging the attorney general’s notice sent to gun sellers and manufacturers last summer.
Democratic Mayor Martin Walsh says the contract is affordable and allows the police department to “attract a strong police force.”
A room of over 30 people gathered at the Easthampton Community Center to hear longtime resident Marty Klein teach them about growing high gr…
Last month, gun rights activists aided by the NRA filed a lawsuit targeting the state’s 1998 assault weapons ban.
The weekend warm-up means we’ll likely be seeing more potholes, shortly after Gov. Baker announced $200 million to repair roads.
22News explains how lawmakers will benefit from the new pay raise in more ways than one.
Senators laid out bills to change the state’s criminal justice system, which they believe targets low-income residents and people of color.
Baker warned lawmakers that they shouldn’t override his budget vetoes because their annual budget failed to fund some major spending needs.
One State Senator filed a bill to protect your information from anyone wanting to look through your transponder data.
22News explains whether there’s enough money to fund critical services in Massachusetts.
Tipped workers are paid at a rate of $3.75 an hour, but employers must make up the difference if their tips don’t add up to $11/hour.
Baker said if someone has a concern with votes there are ways to file a complaint and pursue a grievance.