Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill allowing early voting up to 11 days before Election Day, making Massachusetts the 33rd state to embrace early voting.
A state panel charged with finding ways to address Massachusetts’ drug abuse epidemic is set to finalize its recommendations for Gov. Deval Patrick this week.
A bill that would allow early voting up to 11 days before Election Day is making its way through the Massachusetts Statehouse.
State budget deliberations are set to resume on Beacon Hill as lawmakers wrestle over details of a proposed $36.2 spending plan for the July 1 fiscal year.
Massachusetts lawmakers are taking advantage of St. Patrick’s Day to hold a hearing on a series of “green bills” related to the environment.
House Speaker Robert DeLeo is proposing a new minimum wage of $10.50 per hour in Massachusetts, to be phased in over three years.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley is calling on the Legislature to reject proposed cuts in community-based mental health programs.
A task force examining the state’s gun laws says Massachusetts should require background checks for most private firearms sales, increase penalties for failing to report lost or stolen guns and tighten regulations on rifle ownership.
Massachusetts business leaders are signaling possible support for an increase in the state’s $8 per hour minimum wage, but only if it is coupled with business-friendly reforms in the state’s unemployment insurance system.
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.