Galvin Calls For Early Voting In Presidential PrimaryMassachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin is pushing to allow early voting in the 2020 presidential primaries.
State Lawmakers Weigh Action As Housing Squeeze TightensBy nearly any measure, the Massachusetts economy is booming. Thousands of jobs are being created and unemployment is at historic lows. The flip side? Try finding a place to live that won't break the budget.
Bills On Tap At Statehouse Target Lead In School WaterLawmakers on Beacon Hill are pushing legislation aimed at improving the safety of drinking water in schools in part by requiring schools and child care centers to test every drinking water outlet each year for elevated lead levels.
Critics Of 'Family Cap' Renew Effort To Repeal Welfare RuleAfter falling short at the finish line last year, supporters of an effort to roll back a Massachusetts rule that denies welfare benefits to children born into families already receiving public assistance are hoping to score an early victory in the new legislative session.
State Rep. Paul McMurtry Faces Accusations Of Inappropriate ConductMassachusetts State Representative Paul McMurtry is now facing an investigation for inappropriate conduct.
Bill Asks State To Pay Coast Guard Members During ShutdownLegislation filed in Massachusetts calls for the state to pay the salaries of active duty members of the U.S. Coast Guard for the duration of the federal government shutdown.