Massachusetts State House Still Closed Because Some Representatives Won't Get VaccinatedMany municipal offices across Massachusetts are open for business, the Delta COVID variant notwithstanding. But not the State House, which has been closed to the public since the pandemic’s early days.
Bill To Scrap MCAS Test Is Subject Of Virtual Public HearingA bill that would scrap the MCAS test as a graduation requirement in Massachusetts is the subject of a virtual public hearing at the Statehouse on Monday.
Dozens Outside Mass. State House Ask Lawmakers To Help Loved Ones Evacuate AfghanistanThey were advocating on the behalf of Afghans trying to flee their country.
Massachusetts House Preparing To Vote On Sports Betting ThursdayAt least 30 states, including neighboring Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire and New York, have authorized gamblers to place legal bets on sports in some fashion.
Exterior Guided Tours For Massachusetts State House Will Begin ThursdaySecretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin says starting Thursday, visitors are invited to check out the exterior of the State House.
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.