Massachusetts could finally have a transportation financing law by week’s end, though it may not be the version Gov. Deval Patrick wanted.
The Massachusetts House has rejected Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposed change to a bill that would pay for modernizing the state’s transportation system.
The bill would prohibit any licensed professional in Massachusetts from engaging in any practice that seeks impose a change in the “sexual orientation or gender identity” of anyone under 18.
Massachusetts lawmakers approved a $34 billion state budget that includes additional aid for cities and towns and enough funding for the University of Massachusetts to avoid a tuition increase in the upcoming academic year.
Lt. Gov. Tim Murray has resigned from the his post at the State House, effective June 2.
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.