Opponents say the law, which went into effect in 1983, is outdated, a burden on bottlers and retailers and not as effective as increased curbside recycling.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Juliette Kayyem said Wednesday she would be open to decriminalizing drugs beyond marijuana to help those who use them get treatment instead of filling up prisons.
More than 42 million Americans are smokers. 22 News spoke with teenagers from Springfield that want to prevent the youth from becoming a part of that statistic.
State Representatives and community action groups met on Beacon Hill on Wednesday to lay out top budget priorities for the next fiscal year.
There has been no significant flurry of activity on Beacon Hill despite a deadline for legislative committees to make recommendations on the thousands of bills now before them.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has written a book chronicling her life story, from her working-class roots in Oklahoma to a seat in the Senate representing Massachusetts.
Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz said Tuesday she has tried to work out a compromise to mitigate financial stresses on traditional public schools if the cap was lifted, but has met resistance from charter school advocates.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has proposed keeping city bars open past 3 a.m., as part of an effort to make the city more inviting for young people and international business
When disaster strikes, many people don’t know what to do with the family pet. That could all change if Governor Patrick signs a law to include your furry friend in disaster plans.
The City of Holyoke could soon see more bars opening soon. 22News discovered how liquor sales can impact a city’s economy.
Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill authorizing the state to borrow up to $177 million for improvements to the state’s military bases.
Massachusetts joined several other states Tuesday in moving to preserve food assistance benefits for households that would otherwise be reduced under a recently approved federal farm bill.
A House-Senate committee on Monday approved a $1.7 billion borrowing bill, dramatically raising the bottom line on legislation sought by Gov. Deval Patrick.
Acting Gov. William Galvin on Monday signed a $194 million spending bill (H 3947) that includes $30 million to help keep up with winter road-clearing costs.
Massachusetts lawmakers are taking advantage of St. Patrick’s Day to hold a hearing on a series of “green bills” related to the environment.
After decades as a largely behind-the-scenes Democratic power broker, Steven Grossman gained his first personal political victory in 2010 when he was elected Massachusetts treasurer.
The apparent ease with which lawmakers came to agreement on hiking local aid stood out in contrast to the knottier problem of reaching agreement on a minimum wage and unemployment insurance reform bill
When it comes to natural disasters like hurricanes and tornadoes, we can usually count on shelters to open for those who may find themselves with no place to go, but now Massachusetts lawmakers are trying to make those emergency shelters available to our pets, too.
DCF has hired 90 new social workers since the beginning of the year, and Gov. Deval Patrick’s budget proposal includes funding for another 177 positions to meet a 15-to-1 caseload goal.
A state lawmaker reviewing the selection of operators of medical marijuana dispensaries says the state agency overseeing the process should reconsider some highly-rated proposals that were not approved for provisional licenses.