Lawmakers, State Leaders Fight Over Drawing Precinct LinesThe bill approved Thursday by House lawmakers on a 131-29 vote, would reverse the process to let state lawmakers redraw district lines first. Local officials would then have to draw precincts to fit those districts.
Bill Would Stop Local Gun Manufacturers From Making Guns Banned In MassachusettsAssault-style weapons have been banned in the state since 2004.
Massachusetts Lawmakers OK Bill To Extend Mail-In, Early VotingThe Massachusetts House and Senate have given final approval to a bill that extends mail-in and early voting options through the end of June.
Bill Would Penalize Those Who Press Others To Die By SuicideA bill filed at the Massachusetts Statehouse would set new penalties for those who encourage others to die by suicide.
Mass. State House Security A Priority As Groups Plan Inauguration Protests Across U.S.As security concerns grow around state capitol buildings across the country, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says officials are staying on top of intelligence.
5 State Representatives Call To Close All Non-Essential Indoor Activities Due To COVIDThe letter asks for a state-level relief package to keep essential workers safe and encourage others to stay home.
Massachusetts Lawmakers OK $46B Budget With Abortion Expansion ProvisionState lawmakers on Friday took the final votes on a $46.2 billion spending plan for the year that began July 1.
Massachusetts Senate Releases State Budget ProposalLike the House plan, the Senate version avoids any major new tax increases.
'Laura's Law' To Regulate Hospital Signs Passes State SenateLegislation to require the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to create regulations to improve hospital signs, lighting and surveillance has passed the state Senate.
Massachusetts Records Nearly $2B In Tax Revenue In AugustThe total was just slightly less — by about $6 million — compared to what the state collected in August of last year.
Massachusetts Senate Agrees To Extend Formal SessionsMassachusetts senators unanimously agreed Thursday to continue formal lawmaking business beyond a Friday deadline.
Massachusetts Senate Passes Genocide Education BillThe Massachusetts Senate has passed a bill that requires genocide and human rights education for middle and high school students.
Opposing Rallies Over Defunding Police Gather In Front Of Massachusetts State HouseTwo groups of protesters were separated by barriers as they stood on opposing sides of Beacon Street Saturday afternoon.
Massachusetts Lawmakers Weigh Banning Police ChokeholdsMassachusetts lawmakers are working on legislation they say will respond to some of the concerns raised by those protesting George Floyd's killing, including banning the use of chokeholds by police.
Massachusetts Senate Introduces Major Climate Change Policy BillMassachusetts state lawmakers are taking a major step to address climate change. The state Senate has introduced a climate change policy package which will be up for debate next week.