Boston Children's Hospital Gets Approval To Expand; Garden Will Be RemovedA controversial plan to expand Boston's Children's Hospital--a plan that would also close it's healing garden--has been approved.
New England Governors, Eastern Canadian Premiers To Meet At StatehouseGov. Charlie Baker is rolling out the red carpet for the 40th Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers this week to discuss issues ranging from energy needs to new technologies.
Gov. Baker Signs Bill Protecting Animals Left In Hot CarsFlanked by several canine constituents, Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bipartisan bill Wednesday that protects pets left in hot cars--as well as those who break them out in order to rescue them.
New Ride-Sharing Regulations, Energy Bill Passed As Legislature Closes SessionRacing against a midnight deadline, House and Senate negotiators reached agreement late Sunday on major bills including the first regulations in Massachusetts on the popular ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft.
Gov. Baker: Orlando Massacre Hit 'Particularly Close To Home'During a press conference at the State House Monday morning regarding public safety after the massacre that killed 49 and wounded more than 50 at an Orlando gay club, Gov. Charlie Baker said the mass shooting hit especially close to home for him, as his brother and several of his friends are gay.
Westboro Proposes Gas Tax To Raise Money For Road RepairThe town of Westboro asked the state legislature Tuesday for the authority to levy it's own gas tax in order to raise funds to pay for road maintenance.
Gov. Baker Defends His Record On LGBT Issues After Booing IncidentGovernor Charlie Baker addressed reporters at the State House Thursday about comments that resulted in him being booed off stage by protesters at an LGBT event in Boston Wednesday night, saying he was proud of his record on LGBT issues.
Hundreds Of Immigrants Planning To Lobby Lawmakers On Beacon Hill MondayMonday's Statehouse lobbying day is being organized by the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition.
Healey Urges State Lawmakers To Support Transgender BillMassachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey will hold a roundtable discussion Tuesday afternoon with the families of transgender youth as part of an effort to get state legislators to act on a bill expanding discrimination protections for transgender people.
Lawmakers To Hear Charter School, Common Core Ballot Question ProposalsTwo proposed ballot questions that could strongly influence public education in Massachusetts will be aired on Beacon Hill Monday.
Public Hearing To Be Held On Imitation Gun BillState Representative Dan Cullinane of Boston sponsored a bill which would require a clear orange marking on them--so everyone knows that fake is fake.
1795 Time Capsule Returned To State House CornerstonePomp and ceremony were on tap as a time capsule originally dating to 1795 was returned to the granite cornerstone of the Massachusetts Statehouse for a future generation to discover.