Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill authorizing a $1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
Massachusetts lawmakers are hoping to spend as much as $40 million to upgrade the House and Senate chambers at the Statehouse.
Patrick told reporters Monday local officials have nothing to worry about because the children will be housed at secure facilities run and paid for by the federal government.
Rep. Stephen Lynch believes undocumented children brought to Massachusetts for temporary shelter will likely stay much longer than the proposed 35-40 days.
Gov. Deval Patrick announced Friday he’s proposing two locations in Massachusetts to temporarily shelter unaccompanied children who crossed the southern border into the U.S. illegally.
A compromise version of a bill that would allow parole for juveniles convicted of first-degree murder has been released by a House and Senate committee.
Patrick said the fire could prompt a call for better laws to protect people in apartments.
The bill was signed two years after a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts.
Gov. Deval Patrick says he expects to have a bill on his desksoon to strengthen security around Massachusetts abortion clinics.
The Patrick administration is seeking to extend health care coverage for medically necessary treatment for gender identity or gender dysphoria including hormone therapy and gender-reassignment surgery.