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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.


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.


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.


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.


Some of the treasures found in the State House safe. (WBZ-TV)

State House Safe Opened For First Time In Decades

A giant safe in the State House has been opened for the first time in decades.


Governor Patrick's dog, Toby (Photo by Governor Patrick/Twitter)

Gov. Patrick Celebrates “Take Your Dog To Work Day”

Governor Deval Patrick brought his dog to work Friday at the State House.


Paul Cellucci's casket in front of former governors Dukakis, Romney, Swift and Weld.

Former Governors Pay Tribute To Paul Cellucci At State House

Massachusetts political figures of both parties gathered at the State House Thursday to pay a final tribute to former Gov. Paul Cellucci.


Memorial for Gov. Paul Cellucci at Mass. State House.

VIDEO: Tributes To Former Governor Paul Cellucci

Several former Massachusetts governors returned to the State House Thursday to pay their final respects to former Gov. Paul Cellucci.


(Photo credit: Andrea Courtois)

Lawmakers To Consider Hike In Mass. Minimum Wage

The Legislature’s committee on Labor and Workforce Development on Tuesday was scheduled to hear several bills that would increase the minimum wage, which has been at $8 an hour since 2008.


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New Bill Could Give Molestation Victims More Time To File Lawsuits

A legislative panel is being urged to pass a bill that would give child molestation victims until age 55 to file lawsuits against their alleged attackers.





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