Gov. Deval Patrick is rallying activists to lobby for the major income tax increase he’s proposed instead of settling for the lesser revenues of the legislature’s gas and cigarette tax hikes.
Hundreds of young people from across Massachusetts converged on the Statehouse to push for summer jobs funding.
A gun show and an anti-gun violence rally were held in Massachusetts Saturday
State transportation officials are proposing a range of options to raise about $1 billion per year to maintain and modernize public transit, highways, bridges and the rest of the state’s transportation network.
Legislative leaders say gun control and transportation funding will be among the key issues facing Massachusetts lawmakers in the new session.
Republicans in the state Legislature are calling for the resignation of JudyAnn Bigby, the state’s health and human services secretary.
Massachusetts Health and Human Services Secretary JudyAnn Bigby says state overseers and the managers of a compounding pharmacy bear responsibility for a fatal, nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis.
Massachusetts officials honored past and present members of the Armed Forces during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Statehouse in Boston.
Supporters of an effort to expand the state’s bottle deposit law to include plastic water bottles and other beverages pressed lawmakers on Tuesday to bring the bill up for a vote before the end of the legislative session.
People with mental illness and their supporters are planning to ask Gov. Deval Patrick to back off any planned changes to community-based services in Massachusetts.