A Democratic candidate for State Senate is asking the state’s ballot law commission to look into whether a rival candidate has followed the residency requirements to seek the office.
Gov. Deval Patrick has laid out new restrictions for the use of Zohydro, a powerful new painkiller, after a federal judge ruled earlier this month that his attempt at an outright ban was unconstitutional.
According to Finegold’s April 21 campaign deposit report, Kappy’s Liquors owner Ralph Kaplan gave the maximum $500 contribution to Finegold and a Harriet Kaplan who listed the same Swampscott address as Ralph Kaplan also gave the maximum individual contribution.
After last year’s marathon bombing, one western Massachusetts lawmaker wanted to do his part to help victims.
Ralph Gants would succeed Chief Justice Roderick Ireland if confirmed by the Governor’s Council. The council will likely schedule a hearing for Gants the next time it meets.
Attorney General Martha Coakley’s campaign committee has agreed to pay nearly $18,000 to charity as part of an agreement with campaign regulators over payments made with federal committee funds.
Ralph Gants, an associate justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, was nominated by Gov. Deval Patrick on Thursday to serve as chief justice of the state’s highest court.
Driven by the high cost of college and decreased federal and state support, student loan debt is now the second largest form of household debt behind home mortgages
Markey said his posting on the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will allow him to look out for Massachusetts.
Newly outspoken casino opponent, attorney general candidate Maura Healey has reveled in the pushback she has received from the industry. Her Democratic primary opponent Warren Tolman said he would vote against repeal.
The Massachusetts House has approved a bill authorizing the state to borrow nearly $13 billion to jumpstart major transportation projects around the state.
Gov. Deval Patrick is leaning against any further court action on the state’s bid to ban the powerful new painkiller Zohydro in Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts House is backing a bill that offers strategies for addressing the needs of the growing number of children diagnosed with autism.
Medical services are still unavailable at the facility once home to the North Adams Regional Hospital, a situation described as unsafe by local residents and nurses who once worked there.
A group of nurses from the closed North Adams Regional Hospital traveled to the State House Tuesday to deliver petitions demanding the facility be re-opened as a full-service hospital.
Massachusetts’ ban of a powerful new painkiller, Zohydro, remains in effect for now. U.S. District Court heard more arguments Monday in a lawsuit that claims the state is overstepping its authority
House and Senate negotiators reached a deal Monday afternoon on a $13 billion transportation borrowing bill that includes a one-year $300 million authorization for local road repairs in fiscal 2015 and funding for the Green Line extension, South Coast rail, the expansion of South Station and scores of other local projects.
As legislative negotiators decide whether to authorize a relatively small investment in an underground rail link beneath downtown Boston, the project’s biggest supporter, former Gov. Michael Dukakis, is doing his best to sell the idea and round up the votes to pass it.
Concerned that some of his supporters might be under a misapprehension that there will be two nominating votes at the June convention, which he said has veered to the left over the years, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Avellone has reached out to delegates to remind them of the rules.
Deep budget cuts could be to blame for the Department of Children and Families’ poor performance this year. 22News spoke with advocate groups who say a full $100 million needs to be restored to keep state-supervised children safe.