Lawmakers Approve $40.2 Billion State BudgetThe Senate approved the bill 36-2, and the House approved it with 140-9.
Senate Bill Calls For Hands-Free Cellphone Use By DriversThe Massachusetts Senate is considering a bill that would require drivers to put down their cellphones while behind the wheel.
The Massachusetts Senate Continues Work On Recreational Marijuana BillRecreational marijuana backers are angry over Legislature debating bills supporters say will undo the measure passed by voters in November.
Senators To Release State Budget Plan Amid Fiscal WoesA key Senate panel is preparing its version of the state budget amid indications that further belt-tightening may be needed.
Mass. Senate To Launch Renewable Energy, Climate Change TourThe Massachusetts Senate is launching a tour that will stop in nine regions of the state to hear from citizens about their thoughts on renewable energy and climate change.
State Senator Ken Donnelly Dies At Age 66Family and friends are mourning the death of State Senator Ken Donnelly.
Keller @ Large: Rosenberg Says US Flag 'Not The Right Target' For ProtestsMassachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg came out publicly to say he was disappointed with Hampshire College in Amherst after they briefly decided to ban the American flag on campus following recent protests at the school.
State Sen. Donnelly Hospitalized With Undisclosed ConditionState Sen. Kenneth Donnelly has been hospitalized and is expected to undergo surgery in the next couple of days.
House, Senate Reach Deal On Uber, Lyft Regulations In MassachusettsHouse and Senate negotiators have agreed on a bill to regulate ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft in Massachusetts.
Mass. Lawmakers Continue Talks On Several Major Bills As Legislative Deadline LoomsMassachusetts House and Senate leaders said they remained hopeful on Saturday that talks could produce final agreements on several major bills, even as the clock ticked toward a deadline for legislative action.
Mass. Bill Would Help Developmentally Disabled Students Attend CollegeStudents with intellectual and developmental disabilities would have a clearer path to state colleges and universities under a bill approved by the Massachusetts Senate.
Mass. Senate To Debate Bill To Regulate Ride-Hailing ServicesThe Massachusetts Senate is weighing a bill to regulate ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft.