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.
The proposal would require that children age 12 and under ride in the back seat.
Massachusetts Drive Clean is a highly successful pilot program funded through a U.S. Department of Energy grant in 2015.
The Boston Globe reports that people are buying the drug online. The drug is manufactured in China and is mailed-in from Mexico.
State lawmakers told 22News they would appreciate even a small pay raise in the New Year. That decision is up to Governor Charlie Baker.
The two-year legislative session ends on Tuesday, January 3. All bills not on the governor’s desk by then will have to be re-filed.
The resolve calls for a review of procurement policies on products that may contain minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The new year means the start of a new two-year session for the Massachusetts Legislature with all signs pointing to a busy agenda.
Gov. Charlie Baker, House Speaker Robert DeLeo, Senate President Stan Rosenberg and Supreme Judicial Court Justice Ralph Gants reached out t…
Rep. Jim Lyons got a Christmas surprise last week, in the form of a green light to host a nativity scene display in the State House.
Lawmakers are considering significant changes to criminal justice laws next year. 22News was in Boston as dozens stood in silent protest.
The state has a goal to reduce emissions to 25% below 1990 levels, by the year 2020.
Lawmakers will begin a new legislative session in January; which means the New Year could bring changes to the recreational marijuana law.