House Of Representatives
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 Massachusetts House voted to expel jailed state Rep. Carlos Henriquez on Thursday — something that has not happened in the chamber for nearly a century.
State Rep. Daniel Winslow is resigning his seat in the state House of Representatives to accept a full-time post with a large software support company.
Romney is dragging his own campaign and every Republican down. Republican operatives and House and Senate candidates have conceded as much throughout the month of September.
An apparent spat over legislative bragging rights caused a 10-term veteran of the chamber to violate the House civility rules by making a personal attack on another member.
House Speaker Robert DeLeo says the bill will create an estimated 15,000 jobs in the state, and provide local aid to cities and towns.
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he supports House Republicans’ budget outline that makes cuts to the federal deficit as well as federal programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.
Rhode Island’s House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed legislation allowing gay couples to enter into civil unions after a last-ditch effort to turn the initiative into a bill that would allow gay couples to marry failed.
Rhode Island lawmakers plan to hold hearings on a bill creating civil unions for gay couples next week. The bill would give gay couples who form a civil union the same state rights given to married couples in Rhode Island.
The Massachusetts House has approved a $30.4 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1.