The state Senate has rejected a bill that would have allowed for an expansion of charter schools in Boston and several other urban communities.
The run for Connecticut state Senate will be Kennedy’s first bid for public office.
Animal abusers would face tougher penalties under a bill Senate Republicans are pushing on Beacon Hill.
The Massachusetts Senate is likely to spend several days considering a $34 billion state budget proposal.
Massachusetts senators voted on Thursday to give a reprieve to a psychiatric hospital that Gov. Deval Patrick had planned to close.
Massachusetts Senators have passed a budget amendment that addresses prostitution.
Joe Kearns Goodwin, a former U.S. Army captain, is running for a seat in the Massachusetts state Senate.
State Sen. Steven Baddour says he is resigning his seat on Beacon Hill to become a partner in a Boston law firm.