Boston Police Temporarily Close Roads Near Statehouse As Precaution For Potential DemonstrationsPolice temporarily closed several streets surrounding the Massachusetts Statehouse as a precaution with the potential for demonstrations in Boston and at capitols around the country.
Lawmakers Plan Virtual Hearing On Coronavirus Aid BillMassachusetts lawmakers are holding a virtual public hearing Monday on a bill designed to provide short term economic relief.
Gov. Baker Signs Bill Waiving MCAS Requirements During Coronavirus OutbreakGov. Charlie Baker signed a bill Friday that waives MCAS testing for students for the rest of the year.
Bill Would Require Massachusetts Schools To Offer Free Menstrual ProductsA bill making its way through the Massachusetts Statehouse would require schools to provide free disposable menstrual products to students.
Massachusetts Taxpayers To See Tax Cut Approved Back In 2000In 2000, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot question meant to reduce the state's income tax rate to 5%.
New Law Extends Health Coverage For Former Foster YouthYoung adults who had been in the custody of the state will maintain health insurance coverage until their 26th birthday under a new Massachusetts law.
Committee Reaches Compromise On Distracted Driving Bill In MassachusettsThe House and Senate passed their own versions of the law earlier this year.
Massachusetts Senators To Debate Ban On Child MarriageA bill that supporters say would end child marriage in Massachusetts could soon come up for a vote in the state Senate.
Massachusetts Lawmakers Inching Closer To State Budget DealMassachusetts lawmakers appear to be inching closer to finalizing a state budget — three weeks into the new fiscal year.
Smoking And Vaping Bills Scheduled For Statehouse HearingMore than a dozen smoking and vaping-related bills are the focus of hearing at the Massachusetts Statehouse.
Massachusetts Bill Would Test The Idea Of Universal Basic IncomeA bill under consideration at the Massachusetts Statehouse is aimed at testing the idea of a universal basic income.
Gov. Baker Signs Law Covering Cancer Costs For FirefightersFrom now on, a cancer diagnosis will be treated as a work related injury for Massachusetts firefighters.
Hundreds Of Gun Advocates Rally Against Healey's 'Copycat' Assault Weapons BanAbout 2,000 gun rights advocates have rallied outside the Massachusetts Statehouse to protest Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey's crackdown on the sale and manufacture of what she's called copycat assault weapons.
Patient Confidentiality Bill Making Way Through Mass. StatehouseA bill aimed at strengthening patient confidentiality is making its way through the Statehouse.
Christmas Tree Lighting Planned At Massachusetts StatehouseThe holiday season arrives on Beacon Hill next week with the annual Statehouse Christmas tree lighting ceremony on the front lawn of gold-domed building.