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.