Several police departments are urging lawmakers to invest millions in a training program to help officers identify signs of mental illness.
Two out of the three Republicans, and all but one Democrat on the committee voted in favor of at least one of the two bills.
The Massachusetts House adopted a budget amendment that mandates Massachusetts insurers to cover these treatments.
The Massachusetts House finalized a nearly $40 billion budget this week. 22News explains why some are criticizing the process.
State lawmakers could soon decide whether transgender people can legally use the restroom that matches their gender identity.
Find out what’s being done to increase the availability of renewable and sustainable energy and decrease the dependence on fossil fuels.
Insurers in Massachusetts would receive a new mandate to cover long-term antibiotic therapy for the treatment of Lyme disease.
The Mass. legislature moved one step closer to raising the legal age to buy tobacco. 22News explains there’s strong resistance from retailer…
63 Massachusetts workers died on the job in 2015. Dozens gathered on the State House steps Thursday to honor those who died.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission thwarted the city’s hope for economic revitalization through a casino at the Brockton Fairgrounds.
While not taking a stance on the proposal itself, Senate President Stanley Rosenberg says there hasn’t been enough public input.
The Massachusetts House gave unanimous approval to a nearly $40 billion state budget that does not include any new taxes.
The Real ID Act, a federal post-2001 anti-terrorism initiative, requires states to begin issuing secure and compliant forms of identificatio…
The bill would require drivers to use hands-free devices to make a phone call except if drivers can prove they’re making an emergency call.
$112-million in grants to be used for reemployment services and eligibility assessments for people receiving unemployment assistance in all …
The goal is to begin a conversation about attracting more businesses to western Massachusetts, and ultimately create more jobs.
The offshore wind project planned for Nantucket Sound has not given up despite some serious setbacks,
State lawmakers often talk about the difficult decisions they are forced to make when choosing how much money to allocate to programs.
It’s a controversial topic across the U.S. 22News spoke with state lawmakers on Tuesday that could take up the transgender issue in May.
Critics argue that the device would be too expensive; costing offenders more than $1,500 each year.