22News went to the State House on Friday where Massachusetts lawmakers are crafting next year’s budget.
The Baker-Polito administration has taken a few steps to help conserve the public water supplies in western Massachusetts.
Funding helps communities to reduce energy costs, usage and emissions by investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy.
The Governor said drivers who had been blocked from driving for the ride-hailing companies have successfully appealed.
Some Massachusetts residents are calling on the state to change the way they set voter district boundaries.
22News explains how state leaders are working to make alternative energy resources more accessible.
Petition organizers need to get enough signatures and approval by city officials in order to get this to be a ballot question in November.
A new health care task force is seeking to update the state’s guidelines for community benefits provided by nonprofit hospitals.
22News explains what some Massachusetts lawmakers think about increasing inmate oversight.
22News explains what Massachusetts lawmakers are doing to keep the drinking water clean at our schools.
Some Massachusetts lawmakers want to increase funding for programs to keep young people off the streets and out of trouble.
The House and Senate have yet to reach an agreement on Chapter 90 funding.
The bill would create requirements for school districts that decide to offer sex education. Some parents believe the state is overstepping.
State lawmakers are proposing a local tax to pay for transportation projects. 22News found out how this tax would work.
The amendment calls for taking redistricting authority away from the Legislature and giving it to an independent commission.
Under an order adopted by the Senate, primaries will be held on June 27 and the final election on July 25 in the 4th Middlesex District.
Supporters say that such a restriction would make it easier to enforce the 2010 law banning texting while driving.
22News explains what western Massachusetts cities and towns are doing to go green.
MBTA overseers on Thursday targeted the commuter rail, bus maintenance and The Ride paratransit service for reduced spending.
Governor Charlie Baker has been in touch with more than 10 states to pull together strategies for battling drug addiction.