Activists Come Out In Favor Of Ignition Interlock Devices For First-Time Drunk DriversAn activist group is pushing the state to keep a closer eye on drunk drivers with first-time convictions.
State Lawmakers Reach Compromise On $43.1 Billion State BudgetThree weeks after the start of the new fiscal year, Democratic leaders finalized a fiscal 2020 budget agreement over the weekend to end a weeks-long stalemate and authorize $43.1 billion in state government spending over the next year.
Cape Cod Legislators Aim To Educate Statehouse About Shark DangersThe legislators have teamed up with representatives from the New England Aquarium to educate their colleagues about our state’s marine environment.
I-Team Uncovers 'Alarming' State House Contract For Breastfeeding MothersThe I-Team has uncovered a little-known State House policy that is not sitting well with new mothers.
Hundreds Turnout At Statehouse To Protest End Of DACAHundreds of people were at the Statehouse in Boston Saturday for a rally to voice opposition to the end of the DACA immigration program.
Lawmakers Set To Receive Pay Raise, But Do They Deserve It?There is no sign of any significant erosion in the veto-proof margins by which the raises were approved last week in both branches.
Patient Confidentiality Bill Making Way Through Mass. StatehouseA bill aimed at strengthening patient confidentiality is making its way through the Statehouse.
Advocacy Groups To Host Muslim Day On The Hill In BostonThe event on Thursday will give Muslim voters an opportunity to meet their state legislators.
Statehouse Exhibit Marks 150th Anniversary Of Lincoln AssassinationAn exhibit at the Massachusetts Statehouse will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
Massachusetts Lawmakers Assess Ebola ReadinessFederal funding cuts have made it more difficult for the medical community to prepare for potential cases of Ebola, a Boston hospital official told state lawmakers on Thursday.
Mass. Lawmakers Eye $40M In Statehouse RepairsMassachusetts lawmakers are hoping to spend as much as $40 million to upgrade the House and Senate chambers at the Statehouse.
Governor Patrick Signs Early Voting Bill Into LawGov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill allowing early voting up to 11 days before Election Day, making Massachusetts the 33rd state to embrace early voting.
Panel Finalizes Recommendations To Ease Drug Abuse A state panel charged with finding ways to address Massachusetts' drug abuse epidemic is set to finalize its recommendations for Gov. Deval Patrick this week.
Early Voting Bill Gaining Momentum On Beacon Hill A bill that would allow early voting up to 11 days before Election Day is making its way through the Massachusetts Statehouse.
Senate To Unveil Massachusetts Budget PlanState budget deliberations are set to resume on Beacon Hill as lawmakers wrestle over details of a proposed $36.2 spending plan for the July 1 fiscal year.