Items by State House News Service

Fake Weather Roils Governor

Ireland Leader: U.S. Needs Immigration Fix

AG Healey Wants $3 Million More; Blame Trump

National Democrats Want Charlie

Governor Baker ‘Disappointed’ With Trump Transgender Order Rollback

Questions Remain About Covering Costs of Judicial Pay Raises

Check Out What Else They’re Getting — Spreadsheet Shows Pay Raises Cast Wide Net

Longtime News Service Editor Helen Woodman Harrington Dies

Pay Raise Bill Teed Up for Votes in Mass. House, Senate

Speaker, Senate President Could Get 65% Pay Raises

Fine Employers Who Don’t Offer Health Insurance, Governor Baker Says

Jackson Pledges New Direction For Boston

Early Sunsets, Health Effects Cited by “Boston Time” Backer

Mass Fiscal Chair Weighing U.S. Senate Run in 2018

Dude, Who’s To Say I’m Stoned?

Former Patrick Budget Chief Gonzalez Weighing Run for Governor

Speaker DeLeo, Senate Prez Rosenberg Agree: Six Months Needed to Rewrite New Marijuana Law

Beacon Hill Rushing Bill Through To Attract Pharmaceutical Company To Worcester Site

Emails Show Wage Debate in AG’S Office before Alleged Extortion

Hillary’s Last Hurrah: Clinton Carries Massachusetts; Trump Still Wins

Legal pot leaves ‘complex web’ for cops, safety secretary says

Electoral college plan could entice candidates to visit Massachusetts

Marijuana law delay eyed by legislative leaders

Workers plan to seek statewide $15 an hour minimum wage

Baker would not take Trump admin post if a job were offered

Report: High demand, high cost for vocational education

Grateful DiMasi returns home after five years in prison

Healey fights order to appear in Texas court on Exxon climate change case

Legal home-grown marijuana on track for December despite concerns

Healey faults Baker’s take on Bannon’s appointment

State party leaders take stock of climate, outlook for 2018 elections

Massachusetts politicians vocal in debate over Pelosi, minority leadership

Marijuana supporters see Massachusetts as launching point in Northeast

Weld urges support for Clinton in voters are not with Libertarians

Baker mostly defending against GOP losses in legislative races

With Trump atop GOP ballot, Baker staying home on election night

Cardinal, Governor, Mayor make final appeal to reject marijuana question

Voters in Amherst will be quizzed about lowering the drinking age

Marijuana legalization opponents take aim at stoned driving

Higher marijuana tax possible, state leaders say

Most Mass. communities exceeding early voting requirements

Mass. retailers: Lack of sales tax holiday hurts stores in August

Marijuana debate intensifying ahead of Nov. 8 vote

Orrall stands by Trump after latest controversies

‘Bathroom bill’ repeal proposal qualifies for 2018 ballot

Gun owners urge Baker to rescind nominee, citing ties to AG’s office

Councilor quizzes judicial nominee about religious beliefs

SJC upholds parenting rights of same-sex partner

In re-elect bid, Senator touts opposition to Healey’s weapons crackdown

Guv, lawmakers team up to name bridge in honor of Big Papi

Poll: Likely Mass. voters favor marijuana legalization, more charters

“Bathroom bill” opponents say they’ve got signatures for repealer

Bay State mulling changes to high school standardized tests

Feds’ Boston Latin probe finds one civil rights violation

Alcohol license bills flow amid campaign season

Aide: Retribution allegations disclosed to Baker in June

Professor briefs lawmakers on problem gambling study results

Surging UMass enrollment climbs past 74,000

Mass. lobsterman press pols to ease access to restriced areas

Disabled, caregivers rally against hours cap

State ed board chair gifted Akamai stock to family fund that supports charters

Galvin: Prez race, ballot questions may lead to record turnout

Criminal justice panel working toward year-end policy debate

Upgrade of full Red Line fleet could boost capacity, reduce wait times

Healey: ‘I am very skeptical of the charter movement’

Storage could deliver 600 megawatts in 2025, study says

State health agency offers overhaul of medical marijuana regulations

Education secretary gets raucous reception at UMass

Sobriety tests for marijuana a concern as voters weight legalization

Boston heading down road of driverless cars

Diversity of experience on parole board questioned as member seeks reappointment

Merger enhances Canada’s role in Mass. energy puzzle

Polito rallies local officials, warns of pot question’s aid impacts

Health care pricing commission kicks off six months of work

Warren, Markey out of top 20 in home-state rankings of senators

MBTA plans to ramp up capital spending

Dems bypass second place finisher, choose Gannon to oppose O’Connor

Three anti-Pilgrim activists arrested for trespassing

Baker dismisses criticism of education board’s donation to charter group

McMullin qualifies as presidential write-in candidate

Energy, interior chiefs talk up offshore wind power plans

Baker sharing ‘fix it’ approach to governing at NYC conference

Two state reps defeated in primary contests

Report: Mass. health care costs rose by 3.9 percent in 2015

Weld to address Emerson students on Thursday

Women’s participation in sports varies across UMass

Galvin: Primary turnout could fall below 10 percent

Three SJC judges sit for first cases, two recusals expected this week

CTHRU aims to unlock potential of open data in Mass. government

Frustrated by assaults, Senator sees need to revisit ride-hail law

After cuts, T janitors file labor complaint

Guest list for party at center of DCR scandal full of recognizable names

Pot campaign knocked for fundraising appeal that cited opioid overdoses

Protesters fear new OT policy will threaten access to care

GOP group urges Baker to fire suspended DCR officials

Healey: Transgender law guidance will be practical, detailed

Candidates pledge not to take money from ‘climate-disrupting’ companies

UMass-Boston to host ballot question debates

Pro-charter school campaign launches new TV ad

After ‘duel’ comment, leaders say they saw different side of LePage

MIT dean sees ‘very dramatic’ things in energy’s distant future

LePage points finger at Lowell, Lawrence as governors weigh drug fight

Governors reflect, deflect when asked about Trump presidency

Baker rolls out red carpet for fellow governors, premiers

Vehicle sales taxes off, total taxes up 1.2 percent fiscal 2017

Warnings issues to avoid truck-bridge accidents in college move-ins

Activities of new Sanders group challenged by Mass Fiscal

MBTA janitors camp outside Baker’s office to protest layoffs

Women’s caucus lines up Abigail Adams honorees for Oct. reception

Mass. students tops in nation on ACT test

SJC at full strength after private swearing-in ceremony

Judges reach verdict — on state’s best tomatoes

Tribe applauds Justice Dept. for challenging court ruling

Brown rejects sexual harassment allegations

Bay State overhauling review process for health care projects

Citing SJC ruling, Eversource withdraws natural gas application

July sales down as home, condo prices remain high

Boston Councilor Tito Jackson mum on future political plans

State preps for October switch to electronic tolling on turnpike

Magazine rates Mass. economy as best among the states

Baker signs pet protection law

National consumer group knocks SJC pipeline decision

New Rx monitoring system to allow state-to-state info sharing

Future for MBTA parts warehouse a subject of debate

Citizen panel to explore marijuana legalization with help from experts

Rosenberg backs away from staffer tweet about ‘real Democrats’

UMass cybersecurity efforts get boost with state grant

Pot group going on TV, plans August funder

‘Next generation’ MCAS exam to be developed by N.H. vendor

Hundreds of new charter school seats pitched to Ed Dept.

Republican leaders in Mass. House and Senate still not sold on Trump

Rep: Chaotic formals finish ‘typical Beacon Hill’

Cordy moving from high court to former law firm

Drought effects emerging as experts urge reassessment

Beacon Hill agrees to mindbending look at time zone change

Walsh will use new law to lower city’s default speed limit

Lynch: Trump is proof that system is not rigged

Budd confirmation means three Baker appointees set to join SJC

Baker signs law aimed at fostering economic development

Summer gas prices at lowest level in more than a decade

Baker defends Budd, says she’ll be ‘terrific justice’ on SJC

Renewable energy law sets state on path away from coal, nuclear power

MBTA borrowing plan freed up cash for state budget balancing

Senator hopes towing bill frees up spaces at Park-N-Ride lot

Weld due in Boston to turn in ballot access petitions

Baker to sign hydropower, offshore wind energy bill on State House lawn

Ride-hail bill signed by Gov. Baker with new fee to benefit infrastructure, taxis

Survey finds mixed levels of early voting preparedness

Online lottery failed to make cut in late-session flurry

Baker called to meeting to rescue judicial nominee

Reps open up about state of House-Senate relations

Mass. pols taking sides as marijuana legalization campaign heats up

Downtown dispensary brings medical marijuana to Boston

Costly train safety upgrades will force some MBTA service disruptions

Research points to ‘app and drive’ as problem among teens

New Mass. bill would ban sex offenders from playing Pokemon Go

DeLeo: Charter proposal never should have reached ballot

MBTA facing $100 million deficit

Groups seek removal of historic portrait outside House chamber

House, Senate rush economic development bill to Baker’s desk

Lawmakers falter at finish in bid to protect workers in non-competes

Senate GOP leader files bill to strip AG of power to regulate firearms

Ten lawmakers endorse commercial marijuana ballot question

Trends report offers snapshot of Mass. health insurance

Weld: Romney ‘thinking about’ endorsing Libertarian ticket

Baker picks four for Appeals Court bench

Sanders drops in on Mass. DNC breakfast

Groups ask feds to intervene after late-night T cancellation

Baker letter adds to debate over Healey’s weapons crackdown

Some Sanders delegates walk out after Clinton nominated

Baker targets union disclosures with direct mail bill amendment

Conference glut could leave little time to review major bills

Walsh touts recovery, second chances on national stage

Dozens of lawmakers claim Healey gun directive is ‘whole new law’

Lawmakers send Real ID bill to Baker, agree to his license amendment

Baker implements hiring freeze as legislature overrides budget vetoes

Former New England Patriot joins gun rights group opposing AG crackdown

Warren eyes role as Clinton convention gets underway

Mass. Dems spin on DNC’s rocky start, Brazile sees more emails coming

Mass. pols bid to bring NBA All-Star Game to Boston

Kaufman says Trump meeting goals, draws Melania-Jackie comparison

Gun owners quickly plan protests in wake of Healey’s ‘copycat’ crackdown

Massachusetts drought entering its fourth week

Baker: Privatization, pensions among ‘ton of work’ ahead at MBTA

UMass awarded patent with implications for fish monitoring

SJC pick Lowy says he’s learned from experience, mistakes as judge

US Treasury urged to probe company building MBTA railcars

Mass. House gets behind statewide ticket for blocking bike lanes

Actor warns Bay State delegates of coming ‘industrial tsunami’

Activists walk seeking stop to gas pipelines

Opponents launch effort to repeal ‘bathroom bill’

Never again for ‘Never Trump,’ say his Massachusetts backers

Mass. GOP delegation, status diminished, wants to hear more from Trump

Pollack: MBTA must break out of ‘time warp’

Baker weighs in on vetoes, Keolis, racial divisions, and hydropower

Boston-area natural gas prices 13 percent higher than national average

Despite ties, Baker ‘can’t go there’ with Johnson-Weld ticket

Diehl says Massachusetts ‘in play’ for Trump in November

Lawmakers reject Baker’s MBTA fare cap change

UMass trustees vote to raise student charges second straight year

Black, Latino lawmakers urge action on policing bills

Official sees UMass chargers rising in lower end of 5-8 percent range

Baker joins most governors in NGA compact to reduce opioid addiction

UMass climbs on worldwide list of universities granted patents

Baker’s MBTA fare amendment raises equity, predictability issues

November ballot questions numbered

Baker focused on ‘big six’ bills as formal sessions wind down

Boston could be home to new ‘helistop’ as soon as September

Baker delivered ‘too many’ spending vetoes, Senate prez says

Former aide will seek House seat that Hingham rep is giving up

House leader’s streak of consecutive GOP conventions to end

Pols outline opposition to commercial marijuana at campaign event

Baker signs ‘bathroom bill’ into law

‘Bathroom bill’ completes long trip to Baker’s desk

Safety measures for sightseeing tours encounter resistance

Sales tax holiday bypassed as House approves $915M jobs bill

Negotiators agree to October implementation date for ‘bathroom bill’

UMass president now forecasting larger tuition and fee increases

Court clears marijuana question for November ballot

Both sides claim victory in wake of court’s latest Cape Wind ruling

Liberty Bell replica off limits to State House visitors

Senators planning out-of-state trip to research health care costs

Rosenberg: Transgender bill deal ‘ready to pop’

Economic development, public health bills on the move

SJC derails Common Core standards ballot question

Senate approves budget, Keenan questions support for opioid fight

New waitlist numbers quickly stir charter school debate

Lawmakers slap together on-time budget

Senate passes ride-for-hire bill favored by app-based industry

Walsh reacts as second top aide faces extortion charges

Disability advocates blast proposed personal care regulations

Groups fear Senate budget rider will lock in medical marijuana fees

MBTA, union face pension fund difficulties

Baker wants serious look at South Coast rail route alternative

Popular gun measure appears dead on Beacon Hill

Brexit vote delivering impacts for Massachusetts budget, businesses

Senate bill seeks bigger strides toward renewable energy base

Wage theft bill backed by Bump, Healey

Rosenberg sees spending cuts ahead to ‘everything we love’

Dukakis, Pollack find some common ground on North-South rail

Senators rolling out bill to regulate ride-hailing industry

Gun debates roiling Beacon, Capitol Hills

Speed limit bill spurs debate over congestion, ticketing

Google partners with group to promote Boston-area beach images

Polito hoping Senate will pass muni-reform bill

Survey of Colorado teens stirs Massachusetts marijuana legalization debate

Rosenberg sees charter debate at ‘dead stop’

State approves bike tracks as part of Comm Ave. reconstruction

Dukakis okay with scaled back examination of rail link

DeLeo on gun violence, state budget, impact of Joyce investigation

Housing benefits highlight Senate-approved veterans bill

Baker: Big climb still ahead for MBTA

Policy differences may delay budget accord, DeLeo says

Tobacco age-limit hike seen gaining interest in House

Health leaders review successes covered by ‘Wellness Fund’

Budget deficit may reach $370 million this year

Baker names three judges as picks for state’s top court

Meehan: Warren wouldn’t balance, bring swing state appeal to Clinton

Federal Joyce probe reaches into state House with subpoena

Baker decries Orlando shooting, says no tie to Marathon bombers

MBTA inventory system ‘completely broken,’ official says

Budget panel convenes as deadline approaches

Baker asks for crossed fingers as he readies Medicaid waiver plan

Baker, Hassan to pitch Mass. opioid approach as ‘national model’

Trump’s top Bay State Backer unfazed by judge comments

Mass. House okays bill ordering hydro, offshore wind power contracts

UMass student costs tied up in outcome of state budget talks

College graduate gap projected by 2022, state says

Meehan recommends deferring action on UMass tuition, fees until July

Marijuana legalization in Colorado may be hurting poor

Opioid overdose epidemic comes into focus for NE governors

Hub’s growth will strain transit, power, other services: Study

‘Bathroom’ bill conference is no big deal, Rosenberg says

T pension fund chief steps down amid scrutiny of finances

MBTA workers urge board not to outsource their jobs

In midst of Clinton-Sanders fight, Warren keeps focus on Trump

Revenue gap grows to $311 million, Mass. tax agency says

Baker signs public records overhaul into law

Rep. pushes resolution to keep niece’s White House dreams alive

Retail group opposes marijuana proposal

Beacon Hill pols mostly due for free rides in November, data shows

Meehan refutes report critical of UMass aid policies

Lottery a bright spot for state revenue collectors

Baker relents, says he’d sign the House bathroom bill

Fishing captains turn to digital tools to meet monitoring mandate

Weld given leave at lobbying firm to run Libertarian VP campaign

Meehan sees ‘reasonable’ increase in UMass student costs in 2016-17

Senate passes $39 billion state spending plan

Hospital deal squeezes health care watchdog agency

Senate votes to pay college costs for kids of those killed on duty

Charter school expansion unlikely to come up, DeLeo says

Public records access overhaul sent to Baker

Baker offers plan to cap sick leave accrual benefits

Active shooter detection systems recommended by Senate for UMass

Baker reiterates support for death penalty after officer’s killing

Baker plans to sit out presidential election

DePaola stepping down as MBTA GM, officials say

Northeast gas pipeline project dumped by Kinder Morgan

Pols laud new Worcester-Boston express train

Mass. doc fined in connection with medical marijuana practices in Maine

Boston Public Library taps San Jose librarian as new head

Green Line extension wins praise from key federal overseer

UMass growth in spending and non-resident students challenged

Mass. Tech Collaborative chief Goldberg resigns

As GOP rips ‘millionaire tax,’ Baker remains on the fence

Lawmakers urged to curb state retiree payouts

Boston tourism director charged with ‘union-related’ extortion

Both sides readying for next stage of ‘millionaire tax’ fight

Mass. Senate ready to make case for higher education funding increases

High court: 2008 law requires limits on multiple carbon sources

Senate panel backs 3.5% spending boost in state budget

Baker outlines plan to add affordable housing

Union says state contract will get care attendants to $15 an hour

Marijuana use study sought by backers, foes of legalization

Golden: House bill may come in ‘south’ of hydro, wind power requests

Baker suspends spending on ‘non-essential’ consultants, equipment

Senate passes ‘bathroom bill’ that foes say tramples privacy

Baby surrender would be made easier by House bill

Baker remains on top in popularity rankings, poll shows

Mass. delegation in scramble to advance opioid proposals

Mass. transit overseers vote to unwind costly swaps

Republican wins sole contested legislative election

Fatal car crashes tied to pot doubled after legalization

Green Line extension given cautious approval

Goldberg prepping for possible role regulating marijuana

Green Line extension cost cut to $2.3 billion in latest estimate

Hiking school aid draws praise yet no answers on funding

Fateful meeting looms for Green Line extension

GOP to concede most legislative races, eyes gains in targeted districts

Mass. Senate adds plastic bag ban to agriculture bill

April tax plunge creates budget bind, Baker does not plan cuts

Commencement speakers set to take stage in college-rich Massachusetts

Baker won’t vote for Trump, doubts he’ll vote for Clinton in ‘troubling’ election

Energy chief flags need for more natural gas capacity

Pipeline foes rally for ‘clean power’ support by lawmakers

Michigan Senate panel turns to old Mass. MCAS standards

Baker steps away from letter soliciting donations

Training bill pitched to help police cope with challenges

Mass. lawmakers hit pause on ‘Bathroom Bill’ ahead of Senate action

‘Bathroom bills’ cleared judiciary committee with large margins

Kaufman: GOP not ready to kick ‘tens of millions of voters to the curb’

Senate votes to bar tobacco to under-21 buyers in Mass.

State Gaming board rejects Brockton casino plan

Bay State growth gains as U.S. 1st-quarter rate sags

House passes $39.6 billion Mass. budget bill

GOP succeeds with surprise bid for ‘secure’ Mass. IDs

Speliotis sees momentum for handheld cellphone ban for drivers

Youthful protest over job funding disrupts budget debate

Chairs agree accord on charter schools ‘unlikely’

House rejects film credit cap, gas tax increase

Sales tax roll-back proposal runs into Democratic wall

Poll suggests wide support for ‘millionaire’ tax proposal

Baker offers fresh hints on ‘bathroom bill’ stance

Baker fires back at marijuana campaign leaders

Cross-state canoe journey ends with call on GE to clean Housatonic

Rosenberg: Suspension of Kinder Morgan pipeline a ‘game changer’

Gas pipeline builder suspends work on Mass. project

Rosenberg predicts a tough ballot fight over legalizing pot

House eyeing additional alimony reforms

Baker backs Northeastern nanomanufacturing innovation center

Brewster selectman withdraws from Senate race

First-responders given a holiday to call their own

Pro-pot advocates say Baker, Walsh promote alcohol

Charter expansion backed by Bay State majority, poll shows

Baker joins DeLeo and Walsh to fight pot ballot measure

Pilgrim to refuel in 2017, stay open until June 2019

Court predicts layoffs, enviro groups also knock House budget

Rosenberg plans May or June debate on ‘bathroom bill’

Special primaries pick Senate, House candidates

Lawmakers asked to settle marijuana’s status under ag. laws

Poll: Voter discontent with Trump, Cruz runs deep in Massachusetts

Power industry ads knock cost, job impacts of Canadian hydropower

Healey uses immigrant rally to bash ‘extremist’ Trump

Radiation-measuring flights set for Marathon route

Baker seeks to press FDA over slow generic drug approvals

Immigrant group, DeLeo differ on his influence on bill

Charter school supporters balk as Senate passes education bill

Senate rejects Baker’s approach to charter school expansion

Attorney General announces more human trafficking indictments

Amendment restricting eminent domain takings advances at ConCon

UMass posts record financial aid but faces long-term budget gap

‘Millionaire tax’ vote put off to at least May

Solar energy cap-raising deal reached on Beacon Hill

Baker says no need to ban state-funded NC travel

GE vows to donate $50 million – half for Boston schools

Everett signal project could be model for quicker bus transit

Senate bill ties charter expansion to education investments

Bump okays privatization of SEMass mental health services

Senators to meet, closing in on bill addressing charter schools

Mass. Lottery profits beating projections

Baker gains allies in push for voc-tech school aid

Brown to appear at O’Connor fundraiser in Senate bid

Vermont Gov. warns of Bay State’s ‘bad pot bill’

Spending measure faces delays as House, Senate versions differ

Warren sharpens Trump critique, deflects Clinton questions

Healey hopes MIT forum will help shape data initiative

Superior Court nominee knocked for lack of criminal law experience

Hospitals report a surge in opioid abuse cases

House passes new spending bill, sends to Senate

Boston Harbor advocacy groups merge, name leaders

Logan workers call off strike, rally for $15 an hour

Single payer backers point to Sanders’ success, health system’s flaws

Health care access, affordability woes taint high Mass. insured rate

Brighter, more accessible Government Center T stop opens

Pols trade swipes, sing songs at St. Patrick’s Day ‘love-in’ brunch

MBTA exploring options after canceling late-night service

Baker downplays secret Georgia trip, denies discussing Trump

Transpo plan devotes most capital $$$ to two areas

‘Bathroom Bill,’ charter schools measure given more time

Common Core foes vow stepped up ballot campaign

Charter school expansion opponents plan ballot push

Green line funding option could be limited

Baker signs opioid abuse prevention tools into law

‘Bathroom Bill’ gets a House extension amid uncertainty

Warren doesn’t rule out joining a presidential ticket

Mass. public health chief mum on raising tobacco age

Senate acts to raise threshold for felony larceny

Bill targeting opioid abuse heads to governor’s desk

Orrall locks up votes for national post, questions Rubio’s chances

New reps — all Dems — sworn in by Lt. Gov. Polito

Senate Democrats confronted with Joyce queries

Opioid compromise passes House, heads to Senate

Pot initiative poses risks, no tax gain, Senate group says

Film workers defend state tax credit Baker would cut

Tuition frozen for 2016-17 at state universities, colleges

Tribe eyes possible April groundbreaking on Taunton casino

Baker backs Orrall as national GOP committeewoman

Baker’s 2014 campaign manager departs State House

Pot legalization debated by Bay State lawmakers

T fares to rise 9% as board votes for highest option

Pro-life views dominate GOP state committee, group says

Trump win echoes for days on Beacon Hill

DeLeo says Trump win shows ‘disgust’ with government

Charter waitlist data may be flawed, auditor says

To curb tobacco use, committee bill raises smoking age

Baker rebuffs queries on Romney v. Trump

Senate pot committee to publish findings

Bay State housing proposals detailed in Senate report

Baker rules out voting for Trump for president in November

Traffic, tolling technology coming to Bay State roads

Late-night T service will end in Boston by March 19

Baker flatly rejects voting for Trump in primary

Baker welcomes China business delegation to Marlborough

T reduces $242M deficit heading into fiscal 2017

Dem. chair appeals for help amid mail ‘blitz’

Baker: Ask Warren why she hasn’t made an endorsement

New rules clarify ‘cooperation’ between candidates, super PACs

Joyce cloud hanging over Senate as they convene

Opioid bill progress may trail Baker’s expectations amid crisis

Baker’s GOP picks deliver a decidedly partisan message

DeLeo on Trump: A manifestation of voter dissatisfaction

Warren-Clark bill would permit partial filling for opioids

Sen. Joyce won’t seek re-election amid FBI, IRS probe

Goldberg denies urging Clinton to bar Albright, Steinem

Charter schools approved for Boston, Brockton and Springfield

Rosenberg stays mum on Joyce but may back client disclosure

MBTA overtime king routinely approved his own OT, auditors say

T fare hike vote set for March 7 by oversight board

Baker’s team planning new strategies at MassHealth

Sanders hosting rally at UMass Amherst

Iwo Jima veterans honored on battle’s 71st anniversary

Baker sees GE move, ties to Housatonic as ‘separate issue’

Commuter nightmare blamed on Amtrak South Station signal

School funding needs put in focus by State House rally

Clinton, Sanders supporters hold dueling rallies at State House

Sen. Brian Joyce’s law office raided by FBI, IRS as probes widen

Demonstrators protest lobbyist’s work against legalizing pot

Baker, Peyser laud charter schools amid push for expansion

Charter school additions, expansion to be recommended

On anniversary, officials assess anti-discrimination efforts

State’s fifth medical marijuana dispensary opening in Lowell

Charter school camp launches ‘facts’ campaign

Paid leave benefit for workers raises key question: Who pays?

Baker to help launch informational campaign on charter schools

Wanted: Three judges to replace 40 years of experience

Baker doesn’t think he’ll endorse again in presidential race

T union takes aim at outsourcing plan affecting 165 jobs

Fed law could prompt Mass. to rethink education approaches

Baker looks to erase Medicaid funding gap

Mass. high court says third justice will retire

Baker eyes NH in 2020, but just to ‘watch’

Senator pushing $15 an hour describes his ‘awkward’ reality

Baker says Trump’s vulgarity shows why The Donald isn’t presidential

Mass. school leaders rap Baker on charter push

Development eyed for Boston site near Chinatown, Leather District

Report offers new snapshot of health care cost drivers

Baker will have chance to name high court majority

Baker to sign bill banning minors from indoor tanning

DeLeo begins counting votes on transgender Bathroom Bill

Baker says North End project a win for Boston

McKenna, Suffolk trustees reach accord as AG opens probe

Charter school debate exposes tensions within teachers union

Expelled Rep’s Facebook post suggests possible run for office

Robert Cordy to retire, giving Baker his first high court nominee

‘Millionaire tax’ will tie their hands on policy, group warns lawmakers

Cassidy wins Brockton primary, fields narrowed in Fitchburg, Peabody

Probers uncover record $13.7 million in welfare fraud

Social media reach offers insight into potential online gaming market

MBTA fare pass increases limited to once every two years, Pollack says

Commuter rail engine sent back to GE for repairs

Gun owners in Mass. seek law to prevent patchwork of local ordinances

Poll shows battle for second in N.H. heating up

Budget hearings will take lawmakers around Mass. in February

DeLeo dials up pro-charter commentary

Mass. pols, celebs heading north to stump for Clinton

Climate change package passes Mass. Senate

Baker details $1 billion economic development plan

Millionaire tax measure moves closer to 2018 ballot

Trump cheats Iowans by shunning debate, Cruz’s Bay State leader says

Boston-Wynn saga reaches end as Walsh, casino reach agreement

Health Equity office eyed in House vote

Speaker DeLeo backs charter school options for districts

Baker budget calls for 3.5% rise in state spending for 2017

Healey lashes out at biotech firm over ‘unfair’ drug prices

Dorchester Collegiate charter school faces closure

Baker previews fiscal strategy ahead of new budget plan

Southbridge schools placed in state receiver’s hands

Women committed for detox will no longer be sent to prison

Minimum wage ‘Fight for $15’ hits road block

Mass. Sen. Tarr throws his support to Kasich

Baker looking to bolster voc-tech schools in budget, jobs bill

Handheld device ban for drivers passes Mass. Senate

Ed secretary: Tax-raising amendment could damage economy, schools

Officials suggest major changes in store for Green Line project

Mass. senate to take up charter school reform

Sen. Joyce takes steps to make amends for dirty laundry

New state-fed working group will target illegal opioid suppliers

Mass. colleges attract new presidents from out of state

T’s late-night service backed at hearing over canceling it

Walsh focuses on education funding and access in city speech

Senator: Legal marijuana would create many challenges

Union: Logan workers seeking $15 an hour will risk arrest

Southbridge schools tagged as candidate for state control

Sale of shell-on lobster claws bound for Senate floor

Mass. drivers would have to put devices down under bill on Senate agenda

House Dems hold line on seven-day Rx limits

Pot legalization backers remind lawmakers clock is ticking

Mass. House gives opioid bill initial approval

Mass. crime and incarceration rates reflect decade-long national decline

T offers incentives to white-collar workers to cut deficit

Legislature urged to settle legality of fantasy sports betting

MBTA considers complete replacement of Green Line fleet

Obamacare, prescription drugs drive up costs, state insurers say

Baker cuts $50 million to start filling budget gap

State government waiting for the ax to fall

Walsh plans Jan. 19 State of the City

Warren defends Obama’s gun plan, urges voters to challenge candidates

Baker joins DeLeo, cabinet members at Boston hospital

Senate plans pair of special elections on May 10

Massachusetts suicide rate continues to climb

Baker may gauge budget hole’s depth with December revenue

Rail breaks disrupt commuters on heels of fare-hike news

Charter backers in Senate agree with Rosenberg’s bleak outlook

Baker to deliver State of State speech on Jan. 21

Hedlund wields gavel in his final Senate session

Lottery exploring options for fantasy sports and other online games

Pay equity, cell phone driving and records bills on deck in 2016

Trump plans rally next week in Lowell

Massachusetts home sales up 10 percent through November

Baker visits Haymarket RMV to highlight reduced wait times

Opioid abuse measure removes major elements sought by Baker

Baker joins Walsh to help Salvation Army meet $$$ goal

Hedlund resigns Senate seat ahead of Weymouth mayoral inauguration

DeLeo hopeful state won’t ‘completely abandon’ GLX project

Ballot group sees MCAS 2.0 as bid to ‘mollify our movement’

Walsh will defend red kettle championship for charity

Sanchez urges Latino pols to engage with all communities

Latinos urge lawmakers to help ‘undocumented immigrants’

Galvin sends seven ballot proposals to lawmakers

Declaration will salute immigrants, knock critics

Back from Paris, Boston enviro chief sees opportunities

Report breaks down health care cost trends in Massachusetts

Modest state revenue growth predicted for fiscal 2017

Gold Star Families honored at State House ceremony

Tax rate will go down next year for Bay State wage earners

Mass. on track to hit its debt ceiling for the first time

Bay State presidential primary ballot orders set

MBTA eyes shutdown of late-night service next year

Runaway Red Line train’s safe stop brings Baker’s praise

Mass. emergency rooms see sharp increase in behavioral health cases

Polito, council release report on domestic violence law implementation

MBTA ending GLX contracts, plans to find new project manager

Snow relief aid tied to January storm finally arrives

Father says texting ban not enough to stop distracted driving

M.I.T. research finds special needs students benefit from charter school education

Baker revives debate over local liquor license control

Baker praises Obama for addressing nation after California shootings

Petrucelli set to resign East Boston Senate seat

With publishers, Baker weighs in on guns, media and public records

UMass Foundation agrees to divest from coal companies

Baker: MBTA ‘far better prepared’ for whatever winter brings

All-electronic Mass. Pike toll-collecting cost savings shrink

Ticketing rules punish some fans, critics say

Mass. property taxes grow by largest amount in five years

Rosenberg questions endgame for ‘experimental’ charter schools

MBTA fiscal woes take center stage at State House

Rosenberg: Baker is doing ‘some really great stuff’

Fentanyl trafficking bill signed into law

Student loan relief sought by AG Healey

Boston crème closing in on another ‘official’ designation

Political ads banned by T amid protests of favoritism

Syrian refugee flow won’t be blocked, Baker says

T Official: uncollected fares costing MBTA “a lot of money”

Common Core opponents ‘anxious’ about meeting signature requirement

Healey outlines sports wagering regulations

Public-records reform bill passes Mass. House

Green Line project may need more bond money, Pollack says

Ed board backs MCAS 2.0 plan for new standardized tests

Baker rolls out first steps to reforming child welfare agency

Moulton: Rail link ‘far smarter’ than station expansion

House solar bill draws shade from industry

Ed board urged to take time before deciding student assessment course

Baker’s economic development plan designed to create ‘opportunities for all’

Students push in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants

Local plastic bans feted at State House

Med students, Baker discuss pain management

DraftKings a ‘skill’ to Baker while Healey terms it ‘gambling’

Mass. Muslims push agenda with first ‘Day on the Hill’

MCAS 2.0 called for by Bay State ed chief Chester

Faith leaders outline energy reform goals

Senator says time not right for added flexibility of bar hours

Gas pipeline in rural Sandisfield draws strong opposition at hearing

As workers rally, Labor panel passes $15 wage minimum

Regional, national opioid responses discussed at Boston forum

Partnership between The Ride and Uber coming for paratransit passengers

Rockwell painting delivers windfall for Gardner schools

Baker questions Obama step toward marine monuments

Special elections may be held to fill new House, Senate vacancies

Senate re-homing bill targets ‘black market’ for children

Mass. K-12 budgets squeezed by insurance, SPED costs

Lottery steps toward entering fantasy sports market

T buses cost twice as much to maintain as Chicago’s, data show

Opioid crisis confounds efforts to rein in deadly results

Baker signs spending bill with $27.8 million to fight opioid epidemic

Bay State lawmakers call for dropping federal PARCC test

Treasury officials discuss state debt, rating agency concerns

Crosby: Commission to focus on ‘key issues’ raised by fantasy sports

Charter school legislative course may circle until January

Carbon tax plan calls for broad redistribution of $$$

Baker, Walsh urge swift action on opioid bill

Charter school campaign claims to have surpassed signature threshold

CLT questions claims made by backers of higher tax on millionaires

Mass. policymaking, national politics on July 2016 collision course

State launches comment period on draft food system plan

Baker: Pilgrim shut down a balance between safety and power needs

Pilgrim nuclear power plant should close now, activists say

State replacing faulty nuts in Big Dig tunnel system

Mass. officials inching closer to fantasy sports regulation

Critics argue estate tax hits more than just the wealthy

Liquor stores oppose bill allowing them to open on Thanksgiving

As Healey reviews fantasy sports sites, DraftKings hires Coakley

National popular vote compact questioned five years later

DeLeo, Rosenberg concerned over commitment measure in opioid bill

Ed commissioner floats standardized testing compromise

Baker: Charter debate boils down to disruption, control, funding

Baker: ‘No one elected me to worry about presidential politics’

Keeping MCAS, but upping math standard seen as alternative

Lawmakers pitched from both sides of charter school debate

Pilgrim power plant closing plan heats up state’s energy debate

DeLeo: Mass. should get ‘fair share’ from fantasy sports sites

Baker outlines charter school plans at Mattapan school

Immigrant students stage sit-in at Lowell senator’s office

Long-term unemployed looking for hiring protections

In shift, Goldberg now in talks about lottery fantasy sports venture

Rosenberg supporting Clinton, says his district is with Sanders

Bay State pols offer mixed views on situation in Syria

White House withdraws Scott’s nomination to NTSB board

On transgender bill, Baker reiterates opposition to discrimination

Senate reaches compromise on partial-fill prescriptions

Key house chair challenges MBTA’s portrayal of growing deficits

Markey wants smoking age raised to 21

Lawmakers inundated with testimony on state’s energy mix

Opposed at hearing, tobacco tax cut could reach 2016 ballot

Craft brewers, distributors at odds over proposed contract rules

MGH settles drug diversion case for $2.3 million

Baker okay with screening students for substance abuse

Senate okays repeal of license suspension law for drug offenders

Top T official bullish on winter preparations

Four lawmakers in position to compete for mayoral posts in November

At rally, union workers resist MBTA privatization

Lawmakers coalescing behind push to label genetically modified foods

Lottery monitoring Draft Kings, but not feeling any impact

Baker to speak at charter campaign event in State House

DeLeo: Student drug talks raise constitutional issues

Scores suggest state MCAS exams are less accurate than federal PARCC tests

Meehan sees UMass law accreditation ‘within the next year’

On happy hour, Baker okay with being a “fuddy-duddy”

Baker: Privatized MBA bus routes not a done deal

Baker, DeLeo help welcome Medal of Honor recipients

Trustee: Lawmakers need to ‘see what they’ve got’ at UMass

Boston’s top cop airs concerns about ride companies

Teachers union rips charter school proposal

MBTA working to curb absenteeism and staff up

Mossaides named state’s new Child Advocate

Mass. reps unanimous in support of Iran deal

Baker, energy exec tangle over hydropower bill

Baker hears rail link pitches from Dukakis, Weld

On heels of tuition hike, Meehan agrees to pay faculty pay raises

Meehan mum about UMass committee’s closed session

Polito: Involvement in GOP prez sweepstakes not a priority

Baker to locals: Press ahead with solar projects

Probe of DCF case spurs call for more changes to protect children

Mass. on track for income tax cut on New Year’s Day

UMass agrees to pay faculty, staff retroactive wages

Activists press Baker on Pilgrim problems

Chinese railcar company putting down roots in Springfield

Warren ‘open’ to marijuana legalization, coy on VP

Medical schools leaders commit to pain management teaching

NRC pledges more oversight, cites weakness at Plymouth nuclear plant

UMass might create School of Public Policy at Amherst campus

Mass. health care cost growth exceeds benchmark under 2012 law

Cost of bringing MBTA into ‘good repair’ climbs to $7.3b

McKeon: Staties exploring expanded use of plate readers

Baker reaffirms goal of expanding school choice

Baker backs Brady as battle with NFL continues

Somerville Mayor Curtatone tells Aldermen GLX ‘will be built’

New England governors to focus on energy at annual conference

Recent Massachusetts graduates tie for top ACT scores

Capuano offers conditional support of Iran deal

Health insurance rates to spike for 300,000 in Mass. merged market

Common Core opponents distribute video of Baker comments

Boston launches neighborhood walks against violence

Warren not talking about 2018 re-elect

Troubles with Green Line expansion start at cost

Healey endorses, will canvass for, Clinton

MBTA turning to private companies to increase service

Rosenberg, Baker ask UMass to reconsider tuition hike

Farmers: Animal welfare ballot initiative would mean higher prices

Baker, Congressional delegation write to NOAA to fund fish monitors

Olympics boosters refute Brattle Group analysis

Mid-August Mass. gas prices lowest in a decade

Brattle Group report details “risk” in nixed Olympic bid

Baker defers to local leaders in veto threat over immigration bills

Attorney General Healey pushes for new fentanyl trafficking crime

Plainridge Park Casino posts $18.1m in July

Baker appoints labor pick to MassDOT board

Carlin takes over as state public safety commissioner

Mass. GOP lawmakers looking beyond Trump in wide open presidential field

A single standard for Uber, taxis?

Baker slams federal fishing mandate

Federal judge hears arguments in Vineyard tribal gaming case

Tsongas becomes latest Mass. Democrat to back Iran deal

Rob Manning, Meehan ally, returns to UMass Board

Baker leads group in ice bucket challenge

Baker order aims to propel economies of 78 coastal communities

Mass. summer: Obamas visit Vineyard; lawmakers take ice bucket challenge

Raimondo touts Rhode Island on swing through Boston

Baker: Sanctuary city status best left to locals

Baker signs tax holiday bill

Gov.’s Councilor Jubinville supports decriminalizing heroin

Constitutional Amendment proposed for Mass millionaire tax

Common Core opponents make ballot campaign official

Bobby Jindal in spat with Somerville

New wave of charter school applications

Uber users protest Braintree ordinance

Sheriff to discuss lax immigration enforcement

JoeK3 gets political

Watertown Officers awarded congressional medals of bravery

Warren, Markey reserve judgement on Scott’s NTSB nomination

Obama nominates Inga Bernstein, former HLS diversity activist, to federal bench

Mass GOP hopes to crack Dem supermajority on Beacon Hill

Agency: Sustain Baker veto to preserve pension system reform

Tax holidays approved, money back in state budget

Gov. “will figure out what to do” after vetoes

State purchases conservation areas in So. Eastern Mass

Mass home sales highest in 10 years

Moloney may be first woman to lead UMass Lowell

Boston Olympic bid ends abruptly

Mass. gas prices dip

New Bedford Mayor “will not wallow in self pity”

Baker rebuffs pressure from USOC

AG warns of over-saturating casino market

Kafker sworn in as Appeals Ct Chief Justice

Boston 2024 to buy insurance for summer games

New Bedford group abandons casino proposal

City Council tables Boston 2024 subpoena bid

Baker takes leadership role for Repub Govs

Budget cuts and tuition hike for UMass

Tax holiday knocked as “gimmick”

Mass lawmakers press for patient confidentiality

Boston lawmakers seek to regulate Uber, Lyft

Baker trims $162 million from budget

Mass. unemployment holds at 4.6 percent

Baker sees MBTA privatization as “prove-it moment”

Coalition files language for olympics ballot question

Rep: Stories could change minds on immigrant tuition bill

Bill aims to keep kids in backseat, for safety

Bill to set Aug. 15-16 as sales tax holiday

Stadium plan raises questions about money compensation for MBTA

Mass. auto repair shops, insurers in battle over rates

Stats, expectations fueling decision on sales tax holiday

DeLeo: MBTA reform bill, not in cards before summer recess

Baker to introduce Appeals Court justice nominee at hearing

Greece reaches deal with creditors, avoids euro exit

Marathon hero guardsman awed, honored to receive top medal

Bostonians remain skeptical of Olympic bid

$38.1 billion budget accord easily clears both branches

Cambridge companies to conduct experiments on Space Station Lab

Ballot question in works for 2016 to ‘end Common Core’

Governor favors scrapping biz tax to pay for EITC expansion

Tax changes, MBTA Control Board featured in budget accord

Baker: PARCC decision sits with ED board, not Chester

Governor Baker ‘anxious’ for results as state budget talks drag on

Newton Board of Aldermen has a new name

Experts say Mass. economy expanding at best rate since last 1990s

Ex-U.S. Secret Service official named Mass. Homeland Security advisor

Obamacare program forces money shift among Massachusetts insurers

Baker changes tune of timing of Olympic vote

State budget deal ‘close;’ House leaders say no vote yet

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