Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration says it hopes to provide the same amount of unrestricted local aid to cities and towns in next year’s state budget as in the current fiscal year.
The new fiscal year doesn’t start for another six months, but on Beacon Hill, lawmakers, economists and advocates are already looking ahead.
Mass. lawmakers have approved a compromise $30.6 billion state budget for 2012.
Whitey Bulger’s capture isn’t the only big local news story percolating. Jon Keller is at large with Robert DeLeo.
The state Senate has approved a measure that would toughen inspection requirements on escalators and elevators.
WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson got the chance to sit down with Gov. Deval Patrick to talk about his new term, the budget, taxes and the recent outrage over the parole board’s release of a man serving three life sentences who allegedly killed a Woburn cop last month.
Retiring state Auditor Joe DeNucci has given his staff a 5 percent pay raise at a time when many government agencies are dealing with shrinking budgets and workers are being forced to endure pay freezes […]
Massachusetts could get an additional $655 million in federal Medicaid dollars under a bill that cleared a key vote in the U.S. Senate.