The Committee on the Judiciary held a public hearing Wednesday at the Statehouse to hear testimony on a bill that would add the words “gender identity or expression” to the state’s existing nondiscrimination laws.
A state representative from Danvers is proposing legislation he says will prevent boiler explosions like the one that leveled a Danvers neighborhood five years ago.
Rhode Island would be the first state to prohibit people under 18 from using tanning salons under a proposal passed by the state Senate.
Rhode Island lawmakers will soon take up legislation that could delay the release of a man convicted of killing a 5-year-old to give officials more time to review his case.
On Thursday, Massachusetts retailers were expected to be on Beacon Hill pushing a bill that adds the state’s sales tax onto online purchases.
Lawmakers have being urged to take quick action to remove unsafe, abandoned and obsolete dams that threaten public safety or wildlife habitats in Massachusetts.
Forget to wear a seat belt in Rhode Island and you might be pulled over and fined $75 under a bill pending in the General Assembly.
Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry is backing legislation that would ban the sale of high-capacity ammunition clips and require background checks at gun shows.
The DREAM Act is one of the hottest topics of debate right now. The bill was passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday December 8th and now it’s in the hands of the Senate. […]