The Massachusetts senate has approved a bill that would create a system of paid family and medical leave for all workers of the state.
State House Speaker Robert DeLeo says he’s not sure if Attorney General Maura Healey overstepped her authority.
By rule, the Legislature must end formal meetings no later than July 31.
Massachusetts lawmakers say a new GMO labeling law signed by President Obama will preempt state efforts to impose simple-to-read labels.
The House Ways and Means Committee will release a bill that would require insurers to cover treatment for HIV-associated lipodystrophy.
Governor Baker opposes a Senate amendment that would require the state to apply for federal money to test out a new “Distance Driven Tax.”
The Attorney General would be stripped of her authority to regulate firearms under a bill filed by the state Senate minority leader.
The state’s probation commissioner said a phone call from his sister one day “brought home” for him the issue of probation fees.
It’s expected to be a busy weekend on Beacon Hill. 22News explains why state lawmakers are working this weekend, and why some have concerns.
Patrick attended the Wednesday night session of the DNC to hear his friend President Barack Obama address the country.
Former Governor Michael Dukakis shared some perspective Thursday on November’s contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
The Pioneer Institute is urging the state to look into expanding the use of tolling transponders to pay for parking and retail.
A group opposed to a ballot question that would expand charter schools in Mass. cited what they called excessive discipline at the schools.
The Springfield Democrat told 22News that if this was a problem at Exit 6, he suspects that there are similar issues elsewhere.
Baker is pushing back against the attorney general’s crackdown on “copycat” assault weapons, stating that clarifications are needed.
The Department of Public Health is working to demystify the data and identify previously unseen trends in Massachusetts opioid crisis.
The two-year contract, which workers are expected to vote to ratify in coming weeks, was negotiated in three languages.
At the event, MBTA Police Chief Kenneth Green praised the MBLLC for their work and welcomed coalition members to the city.
The Coalition said residential and commercial electricity rates in New England are 50% to 58% higher than the national average.
The nearly 60 lawmakers sent the Attorney General a letter of opposition over the weekend, saying it violates the 2nd Amendment.