Massachusetts Senate Begins Debate On Sweeping Gun Control Bill The Massachusetts Senate has begun debating a sweeping overhaul of the state's gun laws.
Mass. Senate Backs Purchase Of Pepper Spray Without ID The state Senate is backing a measure that would allow Massachusetts residents to purchase pepper spray without a firearms identification card.
Senators Accuse GM Of Covering Up Defective SwitchMembers of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths.
Ted Kennedy Jr. Considering Run For Conn. State Senate Ted Kennedy Jr., who has been mentioned as a possible political candidate for years, says he's considering a run for the state Senate in Connecticut.
Baker Narrowly Avoids Contested GOP Primary For GovernorDelegates to the Republican state convention strongly backed Charlie Baker for their party's gubernatorial nomination on Saturday, and conservative tea party member Mark Fisher just barely missed receiving enough support to force a contested GOP primary.
Scott Brown Forms Exploratory Committee For NH Senate RunFormer Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown has announced that he has formed an exploratory committee to enter New Hampshire's U.S. Senate race.
Sen. Markey Votes "Present" On Syria ResolutionMassachusetts two Democratic U.S. senators say they want more information before deciding how to vote on President Barack Obama's request for limited military action in Syria.
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Gomez, Markey Clash In Senate DebateDemocrat Edward Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez clashed in their first debate in Massachusetts' special U.S. Senate election Wednesday, sparring on abortion, national security and gun issues.
GOP Senate Hopeful Gomez Visits Textile PlantRepublican U.S. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez pressed Tuesday for a cut in the corporate tax rate after a tour of textile-maker Polartec.
Mass. Senate Will Likely Spend Days Debating $34 Billion Budget ProposalThe Massachusetts Senate is likely to spend several days considering a $34 billion state budget proposal.
Mass. Senators Unveil $34B State Budget ProposalThe Senate plan includes a spending increase of $1.4 billion, or about 4.4 percent, over the current fiscal year, including $403 million in new spending on housing, education, mental health and veteran services programs.
Mass. House Approves State Budget Proposal With $500 Million In New TaxesThe budget includes $500 million in new taxes, including increases in the gasoline and cigarette taxes, approved earlier by the Legislature as part of a transportation finance plan.
State Senate OKs New Taxes In Transportation BillThe state Senate has passed a transportation finance bill calling for a $805 million boost in state spending on roads, bridges and other infrastructure.
Anti-Tax Protesters Ousted From State Senate During Transportation Bill DebateA group of anti-tax protesters has been evicted from the Senate gallery after briefly disrupting debate Saturday on a transportation finance plan that calls for about $500 million in new state taxes.