Massachusetts residents have already been dialing into elected officials to give feedback about the legislation that would cost $18 million.
Taxpayers would be funding these pay increases that could cost up to $18-million each year.
If approved, the bill would place many criminals between age 18 and 21 in juvenile facilities, rather than adult prisons.
A Mass. sheriff’s controversial offer of inmate labor to help with President Trump’s plan to build a wall has encountered pushback.
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is facing his first official Democratic challenger in next year’s governor’s race.
A Baker spokesman said he believes the federal government should focus on improving the existing techniques.
Baker said in a statement, “Now is not the time to expend additional funds on elected officials’ salaries.”
Legislators are voting on whether or not to increase their own pay, but should they be?
The Longmeadow Democrat says that a high-speed rail link between Springfield and Boston would bring much-needed jobs to our region.
More than 20 state lawmakers were in Chicopee on Friday morning, to hear from staff volunteers and clients of human service agencies.
Trump signed an executive order instructing federal agencies to cut federal grants for immigrant-protecting “sanctuary cities.”
With veto-proof majorities in both branches backing the bill, the pay raises are all but assured to go through.
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Along with a $40.5 billion spending plan, Gov. Charlie Baker filed legislation shaking up state government’s organization chart.
The controversial bill would give the 200 members of the Massachusetts House and Senate a pay raise funded by you, the taxpayer.
State lawmakers are working to get the unemployed back to work. 22News explains why workforce training programs could be the solution.
In one of the first major votes of the session, both the Massachusetts House and Senate approved a bill to increase their own salaries.
Sen. Warren is defending her decision to vote to approve Ben Carson as President Donald Trump’s nominee for housing secretary.
The House plans to convene at 2 p.m., making it likely that the pay raise bill could land on Gov. Baker’s desk before the end of the day.