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.