Bill Would Give Massachusetts Students 2 Mental Health Days From SchoolLawmakers are proposing ways to give Massachusetts students additional flexibility to cope with mental health issues as they arise.
Keller @ Large: Is Attorney General Maura Healey Going To Run For Governor?Attorney General Maura Healey would have more name recognition than other candidates currently running.
In Effort To Prevent Egg Shortage, Lawmakers Agree To Animal Welfare Law ChangesThe House and Senate on Monday backed a compromise to overhaul a voter-approved animal welfare law.
New MCAS Award For Students Would Come With $25 Gift Card"The award program seeks to highlight student achievement," according to a memo from Education Commissioner Jeff Riley.
$5 A Dozen? Egg Prices In Massachusetts Could 'Skyrocket' If Beacon Hill Can't Update Animal Welfare LawIf a conference committee can't reach a deal on updating an animal welfare law by January 1, some lawmakers say the price of eggs could "skyrocket" in Massachusetts.
Next Boston Police Commissioner Might Not Be Named For MonthsBoston Mayor Michelle Wu hopes to name a new commissioner of the Boston Police Department in early 2022.
Kids' COVID Vaccine Shots Expected To Arrive In Massachusetts By Nov. 5The Baker administration expects there will be about 700 locations across the state where kids as young as 5 will be able to get vaccinated.
Empty Buses To Test Use Of I-93 Breakdown Lane North Of BostonA new strategy may offer a way to sneak public transit past crippling traffic
Massachusetts House Approves Bill To Make Podokesaurus The Official State DinosaurMassachusetts is a step closer to becoming the land of the swift-footed lizard.
Confidence Among Mass. Employers Back To Pre-Pandemic LevelsMassachusetts state government collected more than $5 billion more than it had expected for the budget year.
Mass. Traffic Is Back To Pre-Pandemic Levels, But At Different Times And RoutesWhile the overall volume of cars on Massachusetts roadways has rebounded to the pre-pandemic crush, travel patterns remain altered.
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.
Keller @ Large: Does Gov. Baker's 2-Month Sales Tax Holiday Stand A Chance With Lawmakers?Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is proposing a 2-month sales tax holiday in August and September, but there's already been pushback.
Half Of State Employees In Massachusetts Could Stay Remote After PandemicUp to 20,000 of the 44,000 full time state workers might continue working remotely part of the time after the pandemic ends.
MCAS Alternative For Graduation Offered To 5,600 High School SeniorsHigh school seniors who have not passed the MCAS required to graduate can now meet the requirement by earning credit in a relevant course.