Springfield Democrat Bud Williams was elected to the State House of Representatives in November and was officially sworn in on Wednesday.
Incumbents managed to hold onto their seats for another two years. In western Massachusetts, there were three open seats.
The Massachusetts Executive Office of Education announced that the state ranked first in the nation with the best overall education system.
AEDs cost about $1,000 each. Under the bill, schools would each have to figure out a way to pay for the machines out of their own budget.
Polito’s stop in Westfield was one of two she would be making during her day in western Massachusetts.
Gonzalez has left his position as chief executive of the health insurer CeltiCare to explore a bid for governor.
Springfield City Councilor Bud Williams and Solomon Goldstein-Rose of Amherst will both be sworn into the House of Representatives.
New year, new priorities. State lawmakers will start Wednesday with a clean slate and a brand new agenda.
Marijuana shops and associated businesses say they’re struggling with a lack of access to the kind of routine banking services.
From taxes to criminal justice reform to lottery sales, here is a look at some issues that could be priorities over the next two years.
Baker refused to support Trump during the campaign; even refused to vote for him after raising concerns about Trump’s temperament.
Legal marijuana supporters rallied on the State House steps Friday outraged that retail marijuana sales will be delayed.
Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill Friday aimed at delaying by up to six months the opening of marijuana shops in the state until mid-2018.
Laws regarding ride hailing companies such as Uber, as well as a new public records law go into effect Sunday.
22News asked Massachusetts lawmakers why they want to delay parts of the ballot question law.
Legislators on Beacon Hill will see an increase in their base salaries after Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday certified a pay raise of $2,515.
Senate President Rosenberg defended a proposed delay of key provisions in the law and Gov. Baker called the delay “perfectly appropriate.”
The move highlights a rare willingness among lawmakers to tinker with a law approved directly by voters.
22News explains why low wage workers are demanding even higher wages.
State officials are counting on a big increase in electric vehicle sales to achieve transportation sector emission reductions.