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Senate Weighing Hike In State Minimum Wage

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.

11/19/2013

Massachusetts State House. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Protections Sought By Nannies, Other Domestic Workers

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.

11/12/2013

Rose bouquets were presented to Gold Star families at the State House. (WBZ-TV)

Massachusetts Veterans, Families Honored At State House

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.

11/11/2013

Massachusetts State House. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Mass. Activists Push For Domestic Worker Rights

Employment rights activists are going to the Massachusetts Statehouse to call for stronger protections for domestic workers.

11/10/2013

Massachusetts State House. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Craft Beer Makers Heading To Mass. Statehouse

Craft beer makers are planning to head to Beacon Hill to oppose a law they say is choking off job growth in the industry.

11/09/2013

Massachusetts State House. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Mass. Gov. Patrick To Switch Offices During Renovation

Gov. Deval Patrick will be leaving a spiffy executive suite for his Statehouse successor.

11/08/2013

Massachusetts State House. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Mass. Senate Republicans Push Bill To Increase Animal Cruelty Penalties

Animal abusers would face tougher penalties under a bill Senate Republicans are pushing on Beacon Hill.

10/04/2013

Massachusetts State House. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Air Soft Gun Mistaken For Rifle At Statehouse

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.

09/29/2013

Flags were presented to two dozen National Guard units at the State House on Tuesday. (WBZ-TV)

National Guard Honored At State House Ceremony

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.

09/17/2013

Martin Richard's father Bill shares a message at the 9/11 ceremony at the State House, Sept. 11, 2013. (WBZ-TV)

Martin Richard’s Father Shares Message At 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

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.

09/11/2013

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