House Speaker Robert DeLeo has unveiled long-awaited legislation designed to further tighten the state’s already strict gun laws.
A growing number of lawmakers are calling on the head of the Department of Children and Families to step down after the sudden deaths of two babies who were under DCF supervision.
“Quite frankly, I’m angered to see this continuing to happen,” said Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo. “It shows to me complete mismanagement on behalf of DCF. We have to take strong action.”
Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray want the head of the Department of Children and Families to resign.
Construction could begin in the near future on several high-profile transportation projects around the state following an agreement reached by legislative negotiators on a $13 billion bond bill.
An overhaul of the state’s domestic violence laws unanimously cleared the Massachusetts House on Tuesday.
Bills that aren’t recommended by committees by Wednesday face a slim chance of becoming law in the session that ends July 31.
House Speaker Robert DeLeo is proposing a new minimum wage of $10.50 per hour in Massachusetts, to be phased in over three years.
The new law is the result of outrage that followed a ruling by the state’s Supreme Judicial Court.
Massachusetts lawmakers moved at a pace rarely seen in the legislature, acting quickly to pass through a bill criminalizing the taking of photographs up the skirts of women in public.
House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Attorney General Martha Coakley are among those who have suggested the state should hit the reset button.