Sales Tax Holiday Weekend In Mass. Set For August 17-18This year's sales tax holiday will be on the weekend of Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18.
Encore Casino In Everett Expects 8 Million Visitors A YearWynn Resorts expects about eight million visitors a year to the Encore Boston Harbor casino in Everett.
More Toll Roads In Massachusetts? Senate President Wants To Explore ItSenate President Karen Spilka says tolls similar to those along the Massachusetts Turnpike deserve consideration for other places to generate revenue.
Massachusetts To Explore Consequences Of Invalidated MCAS QuestionStanford University researchers are expected to analyze this year's MCAS test results for any "unintended consequences" of a question on race and slavery.
Minimum Age To Buy Tobacco Now 21 In MassachusettsThe new law increasing the age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21 years old went into effect December 31.
Baker, Massachusetts Lawmakers To Get Pay Raises In 2019The base pay for legislators will go up $3,709 to $66,256 next year. Baker's salary will grow from $151,800 to $195,970.
All 3 UMass-Boston Chancellor Finalists Withdraw From ConsiderationThe three finalists to become the next University of Massachusetts Boston chancellor each withdrew from consideration over the weekend.
Retired Math Teacher Edges GOP Hopeful In Attleboro House RaceJust in time for the number crunching of budget season, voters in Attleboro have sent a retired high school math teacher to serve in the House of Representatives.
Keller @ Large: State House News Service Reporters Discuss Beacon HillAfter a busy week on Beacon Hill, two State House News Service reporters have joined WBZ-TV's Jon Keller to make sense of it all.
Boston May Increase Fines For Not Clearing SnowThe city could soon receive the authority to impose much steeper fines for those who fail to keep their sidewalks free of snow.
Bill Seeks To Change When Halloween Is CelebratedA Pembroke selectman wants to change when Bay Staters celebrate Halloween.
Online Lottery Not Coming To Massachusetts Any Time SoonThe head of the Massachusetts Lottery said the agency will continue to make its case to lawmakers.
Baker Agrees To New Cap On MBTA FaresMBTA fares will be allowed to grow by no more than 7 percent once every two years.
House Advances Bill To Allow Parking Enforcement Via CamerasCameras could replace parking meter readers in Massachusetts under legislation given initial approval in the House.
Amid High Unemployment, Lawmakers Fail To Get Jobs Panel Off GroundA jobs commission ordered almost two years ago by Gov. Deval Patrick and the Legislature to find ways to create and maintain jobs in Massachusetts has never met, causing some to view the panel as a missed opportunity during a period of high unemployment.