The Massachusetts Senate is considering raising the state’s minimum wage from $8 per hour to $11 by 2016 and tying subsequent increases to inflation.
Nannies and other domestic employees who say they are often forced to put in long hours without the same legal protections as other workers are asking that a “bill of rights” be approved by Massachusetts lawmakers.
A candle was lit in honor of Americans missing in action and held prisoner of war, the French Legion of Honor Medal was given to two World War II veterans and rose bouquets were presented to Gold Star families.
Employment rights activists are going to the Massachusetts Statehouse to call for stronger protections for domestic workers.
Craft beer makers are planning to head to Beacon Hill to oppose a law they say is choking off job growth in the industry.
Gov. Deval Patrick will be leaving a spiffy executive suite for his Statehouse successor.
Animal abusers would face tougher penalties under a bill Senate Republicans are pushing on Beacon Hill.
Massachusetts state police say a suspicious person seen near the Statehouse with what appeared to be a rifle turned out to be a 12-year-old boy with a pellet gun, and there was never any danger.
On the steps of the State House, dozens of National Guard members lined up to march through the front doors, participating in a traditional ceremony that is reserved for military units returning from battle.
The father of Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard made a rare public appearance Wednesday at a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the State House.