Gov. Deval Patrick
Gov. Charlie Baker is asking lawmakers to approve an additional $200 million in state aid for local road and bridge projects.
State legislators will not be getting a pay raise as they begin a new two-year session, at least not yet.
Winthrop Democrat Robert DeLeo was re-elected to serve as House Speaker.
Gov. Deval Patrick is preparing to unveil his official state portrait.
Thomas M. Quinn III was named acting district attorney after Sam Sutter left his position to become the mayor of Fall River.
Sam Sutter, the news mayor in Massachusetts, took oath as Fall River’s mayor on Tuesday morning.
“I am an optimist,” Gov. Deval Patrick said in his first inauguration speech, “but not a foolish one.”
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says he hopes the national focus on police killings of unarmed black men leads to “a broader and deeper understanding.”
Actor Mark Wahlberg’s plea for a pardon has focused fresh attention on excusing criminal acts — something governors rarely do because it’s so politically risky.
Massachusetts officials have their sights on a plan to use private-sector funding to help reduce the number of chronically homeless people in the state.