Massachusetts Lawmakers Still Must Pass $1.1 Billion Spending PlanMassachusetts lawmakers are returning from Thanksgiving with one big leftover on their plate — what to do with a $1.1 billion surplus in tax revenue from the last fiscal year.
Mass. Lawmakers Set To Vote On Distracted Driving Bill, Flavored Tobacco BanMassachusetts State House as everything lawmakers have been working on for the year must be wrapped up on Wednesday.
Keller @ Large: Speaker DeLeo On Harassment Investigation That Cleared Rep. McMurtryWBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller sat down with House Speaker Robert DeLeo.
Massachusetts Politicians Weigh Statewide Plastic Bag BanA legislative panel is considering a statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags in Massachusetts.
Keller @ Large: Recapping A Busy 2018 On Beacon HillAs is usually the case, it was a busy year on Beacon Hill.
Compromise Bill Emerges On Family Leave, Sales Tax, $15 Minimum WageA compromise has emerged at the Statehouse that could keep three potential questions off the Massachusetts ballot in November.
On Beacon Hill, Tense Wait For SJC 'Millionaire Tax' RulingAll eyes are on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court as it determines the fate of a proposed constitutional amendment that would impose a 4 percent surtax on any portion of an individual's annual income that exceeds $1 million.
Weighing Risks, Massachusetts Lawmakers In No Rush On Sports WageringMassachusetts has plenty to gain or lose as policymakers weigh the state's response to the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on sports betting.
Keller @ Large: Michael Dukakis On The State Of The Democratic PartyWhat is the state of the Democratic party at the local and national level? A man with experience at both levels weighed in on that topic.
Harriette Chandler To Remain Mass. Senate President For Rest Of 2018Massachusetts Senate Democrats have decided to put off a decision on a new leader for the chamber until after the current legislative session.
Mass. Lawmakers Launch Review After State House Harassment AllegationsMassachusetts House Speaker Bob DeLeo has ordered a review of policies after a newspaper column where a dozen women say they were harassed at the State House over the last two decades.
Lawmakers Hold Hearing On Massachusetts Becoming 'Sanctuary State'Immigrants and advocacy groups plan to press their case to make Massachusetts a so-called sanctuary state.
Massachusetts Democrats Strategize At Annual Convention In WorcesterMassachusetts Democrats are flocking to their annual state convention to debate a new party platform and strategize ways to unseat Republican Gov. Charlie Baker.
Keller @ Large: Is Presidential Speculation Affecting Warren?Rumors of a 2020 presidential run for Sen. Elizabeth Warren could be concerning to local constituents.
Big Changes Or Small Tweaks? Lawmakers To Revisit Mass. Pot LawLegislative leaders have made clear they are not through with making changes to the voter-approved recreational marijuana initiative, but it remains to be seen whether future action amounts to an overhaul of or a mere tinkering with the new law.