More than 30% of Springfield residents earned incomes below the poverty level in 2012 according to the U.S. Census.
Dozens of pregnant teenagers and young parents made their pitch to state lawmakers Thursday asking for more help.
Students want state lawmakers to do more to find a solution to growing education debt. 22News spoke with students about the struggle.
Advocates for the homeless are pressing lawmakers to dedicate $50-million to fund 40 organizations that help homeless individuals.
While gender pay equity legislation went through Beacon Hill, the executives at Associated Industries of Massachusetts was concerned.
A majority of the councilors expressed their support for Cypher and councilors predicted she would be confirmed unanimously.
Rail link supporters have tried for years to put the project on the state’s planning agenda, encountering resistance from critics.
Despite years of economic growth, the state budget climate in 2017 has not translated into major increases in funding for public higher ed.
People from across the state have gathered in Boston for White Ribbon Day to take a stand against sexual and domestic violence.
It’s all about breaking down the wall between state lawmakers and the business community to create policies that strengthen the economy.
22News explains why Massachusetts students believe the state isn’t doing enough to support its student population.
There were 608 suicides in Massachusetts in 2014, more than the combined number of homicide and motor vehicle accidents deaths.
Cusack said retroactively criminalizing the growing of more than six plants per individual or 12 per household could be difficult.
22News explains whether the state plans to step in to help the towns affected by the tornado.
Resort casinos under construction will face new competition if the state legalizes casino-style gambling online.
With relatively low wages, private agencies have trouble holding onto their workers, who look for more lucrative state employment.
Warren and Markey argue it’s unconstitutional to use the threat of cutting off significant, pre-existing funding to coerce a state into adop…
The state education board approved three new charter schools, two of which will be here in western Massachusetts.
Senator Elizabeth Warren says her guest to Tuesday’s speech a refugee that became an American citizen last year.
The early voting schedule allowed voters to begin casting ballots on Oct. 24, two weeks ahead of Election Day.