Therese Murray

Probation Department

Therese Murray Says Job Referrals Are Routine

Senate President Therese Murray says she never made any phone calls on behalf of applicants seeking jobs with the Massachusetts Probation Department.


Therese Murray discusses an energy bill at a press conference on Monday, March 26. (Photo Credit: Kim Tunnicliffe/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Mass. Senate To Tackle Bill Aimed At Controlling Energy Costs

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.


Probation Department

Top Lawmakers React To Probation Dept. Indictments; Deny Misconduct

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.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/24/2012

Gov. Deval Patrick and Senate President Therese Murray light the menorah at the State House in 2011. (WBZ-TV)

Mass. Lawmakers Mark Beginning Of Hanukkah At Statehouse

Massachusetts political leaders are marking the first night of Hanukkah with the annual menorah lighting at the Statehouse.


(Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Mass. Senate Approves Bill To Tighten Parole Eligibility

The Massachusetts Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would deny parole to anyone convicted of a third serious felony.


(File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Curious About Using Tax $$ To Regulate Casinos

If and when the proposed casino bill passes how many new state jobs will be added to the state payroll to oversee and manage this organization? – Gary, W. Upton


Mass. Sales Tax Holiday This Year ‘Mostly A Consensus’ Among Officials

Shoppers could be enjoying another Massachusetts sales tax holiday this summer.


File Image (Photo by Scott Wintrow/Getty Images)

Mass. Lawmakers Again Weighing Plans To Legalize Casinos

Massachusetts political leaders are donning their poker faces as they try to cut a deal legalizing casino gambling after years of noisy disagreements.


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Mass. Lawmakers Put Off Casino Debate Until Sept.

Massachusetts’ top legislative leaders announced Wednesday they are putting off any casino gambling debate until after Labor Day in September.


Agreement Reached To Reduce Health Care Costs For Massachusetts Cities and Towns

An agreement has been reached at the Statehouse on a plan to reduce the cost to Massachusetts cities and towns of providing health care for municipal employees.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–07/09/2011