Double Fines For Those Texting While Jaywalking, Bill ProposesUnder a bill filed on Beacon Hill this week, penalties for jaywalkers would be increased if they are caught texting while crossing the street.
Wildlife Advocates Push Crackdown On Ivory, Rhino Horn SalesWildlife advocates are pushing legislation on Beacon Hill intended to end the sale of ivory and rhino horns in Massachusetts.
Keller @ Large: Eileen McAnneny Talks Tax Issues, Pot BillThe president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation sat down with WBZ political analyst Jon Keller to make sense of the state's budget woes and discuss the tax rate debate holding up the recreational marijuana bill.
House To Consider Amendments To $40B State BudgetThe spending plan calls for an overall 3.8 percent increase in spending in the fiscal year starting July 1.
House Panel To Weigh In On State's $40B BudgetLawmakers on Beacon Hill are facing some key financial decisions as they prepare to roll out the latest version of the state's more than $40 billion budget.
Internet Privacy Bill Filed By Mass. GOP SenatorsMassachusetts may be the latest state to consider protections for broadband privacy.
Bill Aims To Take Guns From Those At Risk Of Inflicting HarmThe bill would let family members and police ask a judge to impose what supporters call an "extreme risk protective order" against individuals experiencing a personal crisis and at risk of dangerous behavior.
Proposed Law Seeks Protections For Pregnant WorkersAn agreement among state lawmakers, business leaders and an advocacy group could pave the way for new accommodations for workers in Massachusetts who are pregnant or nursing mothers.
Beacon Hill Leaders Looking To Reduce Prison Recidivism RateBaker released a new report recommending steps to address the problem, from strengthening programs designed to help former inmates once they're released, to spending more money on substance abuse and work training programs.
Keller @ Large: Will Pay Raise Vote Come Back To Haunt Legislators?It's a done deal. Eighteen million dollars worth of pay raises for legislators, judicial branch officials and constitutional officers are in the pipeline.
Lawmakers Vote To Override Gov. Baker's Veto Of Pay RaisesMassachusetts lawmakers have voted to overturn Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's veto of Beacon Hill pay raises.
Mass. Lawmakers To Weigh Next Year's Tax ProjectionThe lengthy process of crafting the state's annual budget in Massachusetts is beginning anew on Beacon Hill.