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.
Progress toward a minimum wage increase and unemployment insurance reform ground to halt, an impasse based not in disagreement over whether to go to $10.50 or $11 an hour, or whether to index wages to inflation, but over process and internal politics.
Leaders with the state’s health insurance reached out to ethnic communities. 22News has all of the deadlines if you still need apply for state-sponsored health insurance.
Legislative committees had until Wednesday to decide which bills would advance to the floor, also known as “Joint Rule 10.”
The debate to raise the minimum wage in Massachusetts is heating up, but the bill is stuck on Beacon Hill. Democrats’ plans to unveil a new proposal were squashed at the last minute.
If the legislation is approved by the House and signed by the governor, Massachusetts would join 18 other states that ban the use of shackles on pregnant inmates.
For some committees, more than a year of review has not been enough time to make a choice. So as spring arrives, lawmakers are on cue being presented with a series of committee requests for more time.
The Massachusetts Senate has approved a bill outlawing the practice of handcuffing women prisoners to hospital beds during childbirth.
The anti-upskirting law was crafted and passed within 24 hours. 22News spoke with western Massachusetts lawmakers about why it takes some bills years to become law.
More than 60-percent of domestic violence happens at home. 22News spoke with shelter providers about why more funding is critical.
A proposal to allow physicians to prescribe life-ending medication for terminally ill patients was relegated to a legislative study, effectively ending its chances of moving forward this session.
Frank Ciota, who the McCormick campaign described as a filmmaker and “staff writer” for the campaign, alleged delegate signups for Saturday’s GOP convention were lackluster and showed Baker was “not inspiring his troops.”
A six-member conference committee charged with seeking compromise between the branches on competing bills met for the first time, beginning a back-and-forth nearly two months after the committee was formed