Rep. Alice Peisch, a Wellesley Democrat and the House chair of the Education Committee, told the News Service that no decisions have been made on what to include in the bill, but stressed that she was not looking to produce “Education Reform 3” this session.
More than twenty years ago, a box was accidentally checked off that Palmer officials say gave the appearance that the town was spending less than the state’s minimum school spending requirement.
In a case dealing with how the state sets aside land to protect species of animals, the state’s highest court has ruled against WWLP-22News General Manager Bill Pepin in a lawsuit he brought against the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.
There is an effort on Beacon Hill to keep nonviolent drug offenders out of jail. 22News explains how this proposal hopes to help, rather than punish.
Schools in our state are becoming a little safer, as districts this month started fingerprinting teachers for national background checks.
A legislative committee has recommended a bill that would prohibit state and county correctional facilities from shackling pregnant women during child birth, according a coalition of human rights and medical groups.
The MBTA Retirement Fund posted a 16.19 percent return on investment in 2013, a more than $200 million gain for the fund that pays out pensions to retired transit workers.
Gov. Deval Patrick, after seven years at the switch, continues to ride strong popularity numbers, but can’t even count on his fellow Democrats these days to have his back as he bounces from crisis to crisis
The suicide rate in Massachusetts remains one of the lowest in the country. 22News explains how lawmakers are working to keep it that way.
Twenty-four House lawmakers have asked Gov. Deval Patrick to seek the resignation of Department of Children and Families Commissioner Olga Roche, prompting a sharp rebuttal from the state’s CEO, who is standing by his DCF chief.