Amid legislative work on a budget, Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo is asking the state’s highest court to weigh in on a Senate-approved measure to freeze the state income tax rate at 5.15 percent while gradually increasing the earned income tax credit for low-income working families.
The Massachusetts Senate has voted to freeze the state’s income tax rate at the current 5.15 percent while gradually increasing the earned income tax credit for low-income working families.
President Obama said he hoped the institute could help restore confidence in government at a time of great cynicism.
In her first two years in the U.S. Senate, Elizabeth Warren has drawn praise and ire among her Capitol Hill colleagues as well as the ardent support of liberal loyalists.
Democrat Edward Markey has been elected to a full six-year term in the U.S. Senate representing Massachusetts.
Massachusetts has dozens of state boards, commissions and task forces that no longer meet or file reports, or have simply become irrelevant.
The Massachusetts Senate has begun debating a sweeping overhaul of the state’s gun laws.
The state Senate is backing a measure that would allow Massachusetts residents to purchase pepper spray without a firearms identification card.
Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths.
Ted Kennedy Jr., who has been mentioned as a possible political candidate for years, says he’s considering a run for the state Senate in Connecticut.