Keller @ Large: When It's Casino Vs. State, Encore Holds The Winning HandThe $35 million fine levied against the owners of the new Encore Casino in Everett by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for their handling of the Steve Wynn scandal dwarfed the $20 million punishment extracted by Nevada authorities.
Gov. Baker: Massachusetts Needs Immigration Detainer PolicyMassachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is urging lawmakers to revisit legislation that would let state and municipal law enforcement officers hold "violent and dangerous criminals" who face deportation, if a valid federal detainer request has been issued.
Gov. Baker Signs LGBTQ Conversion Therapy Ban For MinorsMassachusetts has become the 16th U.S. state to pass a conversion therapy ban.
Gov. Baker Vetoes Bill That Would Scrap Child Welfare RuleGov. Charlie Baker has vetoed a bill that would abolish a Massachusetts rule denying additional welfare benefits to children born into families already receiving public assistance.
Gov. Baker Signs Bill To Offset Federal Family Planning RuleGov. Charlie Baker has signed a bill approving $8 million to offset the potential loss of federal funding to women's reproductive health organizations under a new Trump administration rule.
Mass. Education Funding Debate Underway, McCourty Twins Among AdvocatesMayors, educators, parents and students jammed a Statehouse auditorium for a public hearing on education spending proposals.
Keller @ Large: Eliminate The Electoral College?Will abolishing the Electoral College system that carried Trump (and Bush) to victory really be change for the better?
'We Have To Think Outside The Box': Lawmakers Consider Safe Injection SitesA legislative commission is recommending state lawmakers approve the creation of injection sites for drug users in Massachusetts.
Commission Recommends Creation Of Supervised Injection Sites In Mass.A legislative commission is recommending state lawmakers approve the creation of one or more supervised injection sites for drug users in Massachusetts.
Baker In No Hurry To Back 'Mentor' Weld's Presidential BidAfter Bill Weld said he is exploring a run for president, Gov. Charlie Baker said it was too early to get behind any presidential contender.
Baker Tax Plan Would Hit Firms That Make Opioid DrugsGov. Charlie Baker's call to tax manufacturers of opioid medications represents the latest high-profile attempt by state leaders to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable.