Lawmakers approved several major pieces of legislation early Friday morning.
Massachusetts has dozens of state boards, commissions and task forces that no longer meet or file reports, or have simply become irrelevant.
Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo is defending a plan to spend up to $20 million on upgrades to the House chambers.
“We’ve got a lot of repairs that need to be done, anywhere from the roof to the floor,” DeLeo told the Boston Globe. He also says wiring and flooring issues need to be fixed.
Massachusetts lawmakers are hoping to spend as much as $40 million to upgrade the House and Senate chambers at the Statehouse.
WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller sat down with Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr of Gloucester.
Residents of the Boston neighborhood are fighting the mayor’s plan to upgrade handicap ramps on sidewalks there.
It took several hours for crews to remove a tractor trailer that crashed onto Boston Common Thursday afternoon.
The state Senate has rejected a bill that would have allowed for an expansion of charter schools in Boston and several other urban communities.
Massachusetts lawmakers have killed the proposal to let Boston bars stay open later.
Massachusetts lawmakers are rushing to get a final state budget approved as the clock ticks down on the end of the 2014 fiscal year.