State senators are being urged to end their practice of keeping candy in their desks after mice searching for the treats also chewed their microphone wires.
Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo said Wednesday that he’s confident he is not the target of an ongoing investigation into the state Probation Department.
The state welfare system and job creation were some of the topics WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller covered Sunday on “Keller @ Large” as he sat down with Senate President Therese Murray.
Gov. Deval Patrick is planning to head to Ireland to join a trade mission led by Senate President Therese Murray.
A group of anti-tax protesters has been evicted from the Senate gallery after briefly disrupting debate Saturday on a transportation finance plan that calls for about $500 million in new state taxes.
Massachusetts needs to have a conversation about what constitutes a living wage, Senate President Therese Murray told business leaders Thursday.
The House and Senate leadership plan for funding transportation is a far cry from the plan the governor’s been pushing for the past few months.
The Massachusetts House and Senate have agreed on a plan to raise $500 million to fund the state’s transportation system.
Gov. Deval Patrick has asked the Legislature to hike the state’s income tax from the current 5.25 percent to 6.25 percent, while also calling for a reduction in the state sales tax.
Massachusetts’ two top lawmakers are handing out raises to hundreds of staffers even as the state faces declining revenues that could force budget cuts.