Boston Mayor Tom Menino

Menino Unveils Annual Legislative Priorities

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is filing a heap of legislation aimed at allowing the city to better address rising costs.


Massachusetts State House in Boston (credit: AP)

Mass. Leaders Agree To Probation Commission

The state’s top political leaders are forming a commission to develop legislation that will overhaul the troubled Massachusetts Probation Department.


Curious Why Lawmakers Fail To Get Much Done

The clock’s ticking for legislators on Beacon Hill. Their session ends Saturday night and there’s a lot of unfinished business. For example, there’s…


Is My Slip Showing??

     I’m not sure yet, but I think there’s a good chance I’d better get my testosterone levels checked because there’s something going on here that has me worried….about myself.     It’s this:   I think […]


Welcome to the Month of August

     So far this month, I haven’t been wrong in one single prediction and I’m going to try to maintain that perfect record for at least 31-days.   alright, so I’m starting to prepare my meal of […]


Lawmakers set date for Tax-Free weekend

Consumers are a step closer to getting a tax-free August weekend of spending in Massachusetts. Lawmakers announced a compromise Friday on an economic development bill that would let shoppers avoid paying the state’s 6.25 percent […]


Lawmakers race against clock

Massachusetts lawmakers are gearing up for a final, busy week of their formal session with several major pieces of legislation still pending.


Clock ticking on gov's to-do list

  Some of Gov. Deval Patrick’s top legislative priorities remain in limbo even as he gears up his re-election campaign.


House debates streamlining wind power plants

Massachusetts House lawmakers are weighing a bill designed to streamline the permitting process for wind energy facilities.