The bill would allow police, doctors, or family members to temporarily keep guns out of the hands of someone at risk of harming themselves.
The state has already spent $536 million on the project, but a recent $1.7 million contribution is the first from the federal government.
The Republican enjoys a 71% approval rating, the highest among all governors in the United States.
They compromised on a bill that would alter the tax of recreational marijuana and communities’ control of pot shops.
After weeks of delays, Governor Baker signed a new budget into law. The budget doesn’t raise taxes, but it cuts spending in several areas.
House lawmakers wanted to raise the tax to 28 percent, while Senators wanted to keep the tax at the current maximum of 12 percent.
The plan is being promoted as a way to help low-income students who may struggle to afford state-required classes.
For the third year in a row, state residents will have to pay more to attend classes at the University of Massachusetts.
The Boston Democrat succeeds Rep. Brian Dempsey, a Haverhill Democrat who announced last week he was leaving the Legislature.
The governor has been reviewing the $40 billion state budget for the past 10 days.
22News spoke with Massachusetts business owners whose business could be affected by the lack of a sales tax free weekend.
Musk spoke broadly about solar energy, space travel, self-driving cars and other emerging technology during a question-and-answer session.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is hoping residents will take a break from local beaches this weekend to attend town hall-style meetings.
It was announced earlier this week that the state’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget had been approved by both the Senate and the House.
Alex Morse was first elected in 2011 at age 22, becoming the city’s youngest mayor.
Lawmakers have apparently been struggling to find common ground on issues including taxes, regulatory oversight and local control.
Gov. Baker has yet to give final approval for the state budget, but he only has a few more days left to review and sign the spending plan.
22News explains this proposal to improve access to higher education.
The chairman of the state’s budget committee is stepping down after holding the role for more than 10 years.
The Department of Homeland Security says it’s the only way to successfully expand a program that tracks nonimmigrant foreigners.