The process of “fracking,” an increasingly popular technique for extracting natural gas, is highly controversial, and state lawmakers are considering a ten-year ban on the practice.
Massachusetts health officials say they’ve eliminated an application backlog that stood at 72,000 two months ago.
The Massachusetts House has unanimously approved a bill outlawing the practice of handcuffing women prisoners to hospital beds during childbirth.
Charter school advocates applauded a new attempt by House lawmakers to salvage a bill allowing for the expansion of charter schools in struggling urban school districts.
The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families failed to keep proper background check records on people living in foster homes, and has not been properly using sex offender registry information to protect children, a state audit has found.
Employees who earn their pay from tips say that they need a raise.
Massachusetts cannot retroactively post information about thousands of registered Level 2 sex offenders on the Internet, the state’s highest court ruled Wednesday.
The State House smelled like delicious food all day as legislators packed the Great Hall to try locally-grown food. 22 News spoke talked to farmers about the importance of agriculture in Massachusetts.
Coakley, who is finishing out her eighth year in the state’s highest law enforcement office and running for governor, said she was not sure of the specific law that would enable the top law enforcement office to require fingerprint locks.
Students and people with disabilities will receive some breaks. Fares for The Ride door-to-door transit service will remain unchanged, while the MBTA will offer a seven-day student pass for $26 – a $2 discount from the current cost
A legislative panel failed to meet a Tuesday deadline for reaching agreement on a bill allowing for an expansion of charter schools in Boston and other urban school districts, leaving the fate of the measure in grave doubt.
Gov. Deval Patrick has announced more than $25 million to create over 335 new units of supportive housing for veterans, homeless and very low income families.
State Rep. Carl Sciortino said Tuesday he is HIV-positive and plans to step down to become the new executive director of The AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts.
In the moments after two bombs exploded near the finish line of last year’s Boston Marathon, no one dared call it a terrorist attack. But after it became clear that these were not manhole cover explosions, “the word hung heavy in the air,” Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said Monday at a symposium on leading cities through crisis.
Massachusetts hospitals are facing off against the state’s top nurses’ union over a ballot question that would set nurse-patient ratios.
Proponents of the $1.1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center say the larger facility will not require higher taxes or fees and will deliver an economic punch and create 4,700 construction jobs and 2,100 permanent jobs.
A proposed compromise bill to expand charter schools in Massachusetts is running into opposition from charter advocates.
Delegates to the Massachusetts Republican convention have strongly endorsed Charlie Baker for governor, but there remains some question on whether he will face a primary election challenge from tea party member Mark Fisher.
Attorney General Martha Coakley erred in excluding from the November state ballot a question that calls for the repeal of the 2011 gambling law, and voters should have the right to decide the issue, casino opponents contended in a court filing Friday.
The state insurance commissioner has approved a settlement eliminating a proposed increase in workers’ compensation insurance rates.