Skin Doctors Urge Under-18 Ban On Tanning BedsState lawmakers are considering a bill that would toughen state regulations for tanning salons.
House Votes To Raise Mass. Minimum WageA bill that raises the state’s minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2017 was approved Wednesday afternoon in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
Mass. Senate Backs Purchase Of Pepper Spray Without ID The state Senate is backing a measure that would allow Massachusetts residents to purchase pepper spray without a firearms identification card.
Mass. Bill Aims To Protect Pets During Disasters 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.
How To Save Money On Your Auto Insurance BillA recent survey found that most drivers aren't aware they are eligible for discounts and there's a reason.
Boston Reacts To New Pope Some were hoping that Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley, who was rumored to be a frontrunner, would be the first American pope.
Beacon Hill Considers Increasing Penalties For Wildlife PoachingA bill filed on Beacon Hill is aiming to toughen state laws against wildlife poaching, some of which haven't been updated in decades.
Mass. May Limit Time That Owners May Tie Up Dogs Outside 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.
New Push To Ban Hand-Held Cell Phones While Driving In Mass.The Joint Transportation Committee unanimously approved the latest version of the bill Thursday.
Mass. Senate Okays Work Leave For Domestic Violence VictimsThe 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.
Proposed ‘3 Strikes’ Law For Violent Convicts Takes Big Step ForwardFor years, a local family has been trying to get the state to toughen up the laws and keep repeat violent offenders in prison.
Sen. Scott Brown Calls For Compromise On Obama Jobs Bill Senator Scott Brown is urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to move quickly to bring some kind of jobs bill to the floor of the Senate for a vote.