The House and Senate both approved bills to revise Massachusetts pot laws, but a few steps remain before the ballot law is fully changed.
Lawmakers are addressing concerns that some people may be barred from the marijuana industry.
State prison spending continues to soar. 22News explains a proposal to put some of those costs on prisoners.
The intention is to enable cannabis cafes, marijuana consumption at special events, or to use of medicinal marijuana in public places.
Residents expressed concerns with how the new bill could affect their coverage.
The Senate bill proposes a 12 percent total tax rate on pot sales, keeping the tax rate approved by voters.
House lawmakers are backing an amended bill to revise Massachusetts recreational marijuana laws.
Before leaving for the conference, Baker proposed a five-year, $500 million plan to extend a $1 billion, 10-year life sciences initiative.
The bill does not change how much marijuana a resident over 21 can possess or grow.
Voters legalized recreational marijuana in November 2016. But nearly half a year later, lawmakers still have yet to fully implement the law.
Several western Massachusetts women were honored at the State House for making a difference in their communities.
Marijuana supporters rallied on Beacon Hill against the reformed marijuana proposal being debated in the State House.
Some state lawmakers want to cancel the tax free weekend for a second year in a row, due to a budget shortfall.
The bill up for debate would not change how much marijuana residents can possess or grow.
After dropping it last year, the state may bring back the sales tax holiday.
Making health care more affordable. 22News explains a proposal to expand access to Medicare.
MBTA Chief Administrator Brian Shortsleeve told T officials that their pension fund is “running out of money.”
The Republican governor noted Monday it was “very tough” to be in retail these days.
The state’s judiciary committee heard from the public Monday on nearly 60 criminal justice reform bills.
Dozens called on lawmakers to support several bills aimed at reforming the criminal justice system.