N.H. Lawmakers Promptly Reject Bill Proposed By Fourth GradersOne state representative made a joke about Planned Parenthood while addressing a bill proposing a new State Raptor, while another said "we'll be picking a state hot dog next."
Longtime Worcester Lawmaker John Binienda DiesJohn Binienda, a 28-year member of the House of Representatives, was battling diabetes and kidney disease.
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. House Expels Rep. Carlos HenriquezThe Massachusetts House voted to expel jailed state Rep. Carlos Henriquez on Thursday — something that has not happened in the chamber for nearly a century.
Winslow To Resign From Mass. House, Join Private FirmState 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.
Opinion: Republicans Are Abandoning Romney's Sinking ShipRomney 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.
Keller @ Large: Another Embarrassment For CongressAn 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.
Mass. House Passes Expanded Gaming BillHouse Speaker Robert DeLeo says the bill will create an estimated 15,000 jobs in the state, and provide local aid to cities and towns.
Pawlenty Tells NH Reporters He Would Support Republican Budget OutlineFormer 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.
RI House Passes Same-Sex Civil Union BillRhode 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.
RI Lawmakers To Hold Hearings On Civil UnionsRhode 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.
Mass. House Passes $30 Billion Budget That Slashes Medicaid FundingThe Massachusetts House has approved a $30.4 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1.