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.
Massachusetts residents could soon have wine shipped right to their door.
The Massachusetts Statehouse has been evacuated.
The Massachusetts House has approved a repeal of an unpopular new technology tax.
More than 100 police chiefs from all over the state were at the Statehouse today to show their support for a bill that would allow them to cross city and town lines if they suspect illegal activity.
Democratic legislative leaders say they will move to repeal an unpopular new technology tax, but will not propose new taxes to replace the lost revenue.
State lawmakers will consider legislation Tuesday, that would ban so called “fat letters.”
Republican lawmakers and business groups are ramping up pressure on the Legislature to repeal a new sales tax on computer and software services.