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.
The House and Senate are now in unanimous agreement on increasing two major local aid accounts by $125 million in the fiscal year 2015 budget, having rejected Republican efforts to deliver higher levels of funding to cities and towns.
DeLeo’s plan calls for a phased-in hike in the minimum wage from its current level of $8 an hour to $10.50 an hour by July 2016, but the speaker opted against linking future wage increase to inflation as the Senate did
Giving smartphones to social workers and taking photos of all children who enter state care are among the recommendations of an independent group examining the Massachusetts’ child welfare system.
The Massachusetts Senate has joined lawmakers in the House in approving an additional $125 million in local assistance for cities and towns.
A Winchester attorney is the first Republican to enter the race for attorney general in Massachusetts.
The minimum wage would increase to $10.50 an hour over three years under a long-awaited plan to be unveiled by House Speaker Robert DeLeo on Thursday that the Winthrop Democrat said would be combined with efforts to reduce unemployment insurance costs on business.
Massachusetts cities and towns could be getting an additional $125 million in local assistance under a plan approved by House lawmakers.
Holyoke Community Charter, with its 702 students, wants to expand with a high school, but the city is at the cap for charter school seats
The spending bill includes $12.6 million for hotel and motel rooms used by the Department of House and Community Development to house homeless families.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Board of Directors has approved several RMV fee increases, which will likely become effective by this summer.
A candidate for state representative has reimbursed his campaign, after a chiropractor’s office was paid with his campaign funds.
Massachusetts cities and towns would be guaranteed a $125 million increase across the state’s two biggest local aid accounts under a resolution announced Wednesday by top House and Senate Democrats.
In an effort to give women their best opportunity for success in the workplace, Gov. Deval Patrick on Wednesday will announce a new initiative to examine policies the state can promote and adopt to advance the careers of women and the creation a fellowship program placing women in year-long executive branch positions.
The Department of Mental Health provides services to about 21,000 individuals, as well as the forensic evaluation and treatment services provided to 8,000 to 9,000 people each year who are referred to the agency by the juvenile, district and superior courts.
As proponents of labeling genetically engineered food make a pitch to require labels, the food industry argues it is an unnecessary move that only the federal government can dictate.
The so-called “net-metering cap” limits to 3 percent of peak load capacity the amount of power that a homeowner, business or municipality can produce on site and receive credits on their electric bills.
It is an election year, and with that in mind, 22News is working for you with a look at who may be running for office statewide and right here in western Massachusetts.
Gov. Deval Patrick pledged on Monday to write a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, expressing concerns about the safety of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth.
Game-day football tailgaters and other weekend event planners in Massachusetts would be able to buy beer and alcoholic beverages on Sunday morning rather than waiting until noon.