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
Opponents say the law, which went into effect in 1983, is outdated, a burden on bottlers and retailers and not as effective as increased curbside recycling.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.