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.
WBZ NewsWatch with Joe Mathieu returned Wednesday on WBZ NewsRadio 1030 with Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray as Joe’s guest.
The public is getting its first look at the shock therapy that goes on at the Judge Rotenberg Center. The mother of a disabled man is suing the treatment center over what she calls “torture.”
Senate President Therese Murray says she never made any phone calls on behalf of applicants seeking jobs with the Massachusetts Probation Department.
State senators plan to take up a bill later this week aimed at controlling electricity costs in Massachusetts while continuing to promote growth in renewable power sources.
Legislative leaders are denying any misconduct following the indictment of three former probation department officials accused of rigging the agency’s hiring process to favor politically-connected applicants.
Massachusetts political leaders are marking the first night of Hanukkah with the annual menorah lighting at the Statehouse.