After the meeting, Patrick said, “I’m going to write a letter, yes” when asked if he would call on federal regulators to shutter the plant. An aide said he would write his own letter.
Mark Fisher, a conservative Republican and tea party member, is hoping to challenge Charlie Baker for the Republican nomination for governor in Massachusetts.
The bill also includes $2.3 billion for the South Coast rail project, $1.3 billion for the Green Line extension, $325 million for South Station improvements, and $175 million for the Springfield-Worcester, Boston-Cape Cod, and Pittsfield-New York City rail projects.
A final Beacon Hill Budget hearing attracted people seeking state money today. 22 News spoke with one group that is asking for increased funding to get more kids in preschool.
Less than two full days after the state’s highest court ruled that taking “upskirt” photos is not against the law, it is now in fact illegal.
Opponents of expanding the deposit law have backed an alternative that would phase out the 5-cent deposit on cans and bottles, replacing it with a 1-cent fee paid by distributors and bottlers, funding recycling initiatives.
The state’s highest court ruled on Wednesday that taking photos underneath a person’s clothes, like a woman’s skirt, is not illegal. Now state legislators are acting quickly to make sure “upskirting” isn’t tolerated.
It’s White Ribbon Day on Beacon Hill. 22News spoke with lawmakers, men and boys throughout Massachusetts about their vow to end violence towards women.
There were signs on Beacon Hill Thursday that lawmakers may be ready to act quickly to address a high court decision Wednesday throwing out the state’s case against a man accused of secretly taking photographs up women’s skirts on the MBTA.
It’s controversial: the president’s plan to raise the federal minimum wage to more than $10 an hour. But people 22News talked to hope a higher minimum wage will mean more consumer spending.
Both supporters and opponents of a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses said Wednesday that their approach would lead to a safer state and more orderliness.
On a voice vote and with no debate, the Massachusetts House on Wednesday afternoon approved legislation authorizing Sunday morning alcohol sales. the bill now moves to the Senate.
The bill calls for a memorandum of understanding between the Boston Police Department and the State Police in consultation with Massport.
70% of people with disabilities are unemployed. They told 22News that they want to feel safe, included and free in their communities.
State lawmakers are in the process of pushing for election reform. One of those changes would include early voting.
The Mass. Department of Transportation is closing in on plans to raise Registry of Motor Vehicle fees, in addition to the previously announced 5 percent increase in MBTA fares.
Gov. Deval Patrick on Tuesday nominated a candidate for the Parole Board who was rejected several years ago for the board by the Governor’s Council
Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Richard Sullivan said the conversations involve both expanding the size of existing pipes and laying new pipes. He said there are no actual proposals before regulators.
The American Red Cross of Massachusetts provides around the clock assistance for fire victims, and that’s not all they do.
State colleges and universities want to work together as partners; a partnership that at least one western Massachusetts college president believes will save students both time and money.