A bill that raises the state’s minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2017 was approved Wednesday afternoon in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
The state Senate is backing a measure that would allow Massachusetts residents to purchase pepper spray without a firearms identification card.
Massachusetts cities and towns would be required to come up with emergency evacuation and shelter plans for household pets under a bill unanimously approved Thursday by the state Senate.
A recent survey found that most drivers aren’t aware they are eligible for discounts and there’s a reason.
Some were hoping that Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley, who was rumored to be a frontrunner, would be the first American pope.
A bill filed on Beacon Hill is aiming to toughen state laws against wildlife poaching, some of which haven’t been updated in decades.
Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing a bill that would forbid pet owners from leaving their dogs tied up outside for more than eight hours at a time.
The Joint Transportation Committee unanimously approved the latest version of the bill Thursday.
The Massachusetts Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would allow victims of domestic violence to take up to 15 days of leave from their jobs without facing penalties from their employers.
For years, a local family has been trying to get the state to toughen up the laws and keep repeat violent offenders in prison.