Items by State House News Service

Maura Healey’s Former Domestic Partner Sworn In As Justice of Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Maura Healey’s Transportation Secretary Isn’t The Only Massachusetts Democrat Calling For More Tolls

MassGOP Claiming Momentum, Urging New Recruits To Challenge Democrats For State Legislature

New National Campaign Targets Online Exploitation of Children

New Bedford Mayor Back From Trip To Israel

Massachusetts Revenge Porn Ban Bill Going To Conference Committee

Migrant Shelter Funds Running Out In April 2024 Unless State Legislature Spends More Money On Them

Massachusetts House Dems Propose $500 Million For Family Shelters In State’s Annual Budget

Inflation Increased Again In Greater Boston Area In March 2024, Feds Say

Massachusetts Employers Grew Less Confident In March

Massachusetts Governor’s Council Approves Marijuana Possession Mega-Pardon

Taiwan Ties In Focus As Ambassador Visits Massachusetts State House

Maura Healey Hitting Brakes On Hiring

As Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Sits, Maura Healey’s Ex-Main-Squeeze Remains On State Appeals Court

Half-Priced Fares Coming To All MBTA Service Modes

Boston Bruins National Anthem Singer Running For Political Office

Massachusetts House Speaker Hints State May Eventually Enact Program Cuts To Fund Migrant Shelters

Massachusetts Shelter Costs Put State Budget At ‘Breaking Point,’ Democratic State Rep Says

Top Dems O.K. With Maura Healey’s New Shelter Rules In Massachusetts

Massachusetts Families In Overflow Shelters Will Need To Be Recertified To Stay There, Healey Administration Says

Maura Healey Does About-Face On Disclosing Out-of-State Travel, Says She Was In Puerto Rico With Partner

Massachusetts Senate Unanimously Backs Its Own Version of Revenge Porn Bill

Cell Phones, Makeup, and Cereal Behind Distracted Driving ‘Epidemic’ In Massachusetts, State Official Says

Maura Healey Wants More Discussion On Shelter Stay Limits For Migrants In Massachusetts

Maura Healey Defends Not Disclosing When She Leaves Massachusetts

Massachusetts Taxpayers Can File Returns Directly With IRS

Illegal Immigrants Should Get Tax Credits For Poor People, Advocates Say

Sunshine Week Meets Shade On Beacon Hill

Criminal Welfare Theft Enterprise Costing Massachusetts Taxpayers

Milton State Senator Walter Timilty Will Pursue County Clerk Post

Massachusetts Appeals Court Chief Justice Stepping Down September 1

Massachusetts Presidential Primary Turnout About 25 Percent

Massachusetts House Democrats Agree To $245 Million More For Shelters For Illegal Immigrants — With A Time Limit

Central Massachusetts Republican Wins Special Election For State Representative

Healey Administration Supports MCAS Graduation Requirement For Massachusetts High School Students

Massachusetts Ratepayers Fed Up With High Energy Costs

Fiscal Crunch Forcing Massachusetts House Democrats To Scrutinize Cost of Emergency Shelter Program Benefiting Illegal Immigrants

MassHealth Disenrollments For State Health Insurance For Poor People Slow As End of Redetermination Nears

Power Now Coming From Five Vineyard Wind Turbines

Massachusetts Revokes Milton Grant $$$ Following Zoning Rejection

Despite Resistance, Massachusetts State Auditor Diana DiZoglio Reports Some Legislative Audit Meetings

Largest Foreign-Born Populations in Greater Boston Now Come From China, the Dominican Republic, and India, Report Says

Massachusetts Tax Haul From Sports Betting Surpasses $100 Million

Massachusetts State Agency, Catholic Charities, and Newton Parish Kept Shelter For Migrants Quiet

Greater Boston Inflation Slightly Lags National Trend

Boston’s Mass & Cass Housing In Use As State Seeks Shelter Solution For Illegal Immigrants

Longtime Newton State Representative Won’t Seek Re-Election

Two Polls Show Massachusetts Voters Locked In On Immigration

Massachusetts State Auditor Diana DiZoglio Feels Shortchanged By Governor Maura Healey’s Proposed State Budget

Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor: ‘Let’s Do “All That We Can’ To Prevent Teacher Strikes

Massachusetts Senate Passes Gun Control Bill; House and Senate To Confer On Working Out Differences

Protesters Ask Massachusetts Governor and Boston Mayor Why Roxbury Community Center Has To Shelter Illegal Immigrants

Complaint Looks To Torpedo Massachusetts App-Based Driver Question

Trump Still On Ballot, After Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Justice Upholds State Ballot Law Commission Decision

Near-Accidents Spur MBTA Bulletin On Door Protocols For Subway Trains

Maura Healey Orders State Agencies To Scrap Minimum Education Level For Hiring

GOP’s Matthew Muratore Joins Democrat Dylan Fernandes In Open Massachusetts Senate Seat Race On Cape and Plymouth Area

Now Approaching: MBTA Budget Gap North of $560 Million

Maura Healey Won’t Propose Tax, Fee Increases In Budget

Poll: Trump Up 16 Points On Haley In NH

Credit Rating May Have Factored Into Massachusetts Budget Cut Decision

Cost of Emergency Shelters for Illegal Immigrants Getting ‘Harder To Support,’ Massachusetts House Speaker Says

Biden’s Treasury Secretary Calls ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ ‘The Most Important Climate and Energy Law in U.S. History’ During Visit To Roxbury Community College

Massachusetts House To Weigh ‘Revenge Porn’ Bill On Wednesday, January 10

Maura Healey To Cut $375 Million From Current Massachusetts State Budget, Because Revenue Increases Aren’t Keeping Up With Increased Spending

Bill Galvin Spurns Left-Wing Activists Calls To Leave Donald Trump Off Massachusetts GOP Presidential Primary Ballot

One Turbine Working, But No Power Yet From Vineyard Wind

Massachusetts Welfare Fraud Down As Auditors Cast Wider Nets

MBTA Could Not Prove 2017 Contract Was Awarded Fairly, Massachusetts Inspector General Says

Canine Parvovirus Outbreak Reported In Franklin County

Local Officials Press For More Tax Relief, Say New Hampshire and Florida Are Beckoning Massachusetts Tax Refugees

Massachusetts House and Senate’s Self-Generated Audits Provide Little Information

Massachusetts Population Now Exceeds Seven Million People; Immigrants Coming In Outnumber Americans Going Out

Fewer Breaking Into Massachusetts Home Market As Prices Soar

Massachusetts Criminal Case Backlog Trimmed To 4,000, Court Officials Say

Roxbury State Senator Says Jews Have ‘Amassed A Lot of Political and Financial Power’

Maura Healey Shrugs Off Mid-Year Spending Cuts For Massachusetts State Government

Massachusetts Attorney General Says ‘Cash Has To Be Accepted Everywhere’

Massachusetts Regulators Ponder How To Boost Responsible Gaming Tools

Family Shelter Placements Have More Than Doubled In Massachusetts Under Maura Healey

Massachusetts Tax Collections Not Keeping Pace As State Spending Soars

Falmouth Democratic State Representative To Seek Massachusetts Senate Seat

Economist: Workforce Shortages Here To Stay

Massachusetts Democratic Leadership Trying To Blame ‘Super-Minority’ Republicans For Delay In Spending Bill

Cape State Senator Susan Moran Will Seek County Post In 2024, Leaving Massachusetts Legislature

Healey: Tens Of Thousands Coming For ‘America’s Game’

Joe Biden To Visit Boston On Tuesday, December 5 For Concert-Fundraiser

Massachusetts Regulators Probe Underage Sports Betting Reports

Patti Saris Transitioning To Senior Judge In Fed Court

Bidens Due In Nantucket Before Bad Weather Hits

Sticker Shock: $24.5 Billion Needed To Address MBTA Problems

Massachusetts Democratic State Committee Backs DiZoglio In Audit Battle — Over Democratic Leaders In State Legislature

Massachusetts Retailers Expect Flat Spending This Christmas

Systemwide Subway Shutdowns Planned To Fix MBTA

Maura Healey No Longer Disclosing Out-Of-State Travel In Advance

ESPN The Sports Betting App Has Nothing To Do With ESPN The Sports Reporting Network, Company Executive Tells Skeptical Massachusetts Gaming Commission

Massachusetts Attorney General Sides With State Legislature In DiZoglio Audit Battle

Former Massachusetts Foster Kids Lay Out Child Welfare Vision: Don’t Break Up Families So Easily and Listen To The People Involved

Massachusetts Lottery Sales Up Amid High Powerball Jackpot

Massachusetts State Government Offers Rental Vouchers To 1,200 Families In Shelter — But Can The State Legally Say No To Other Migrants?

Notices Warn Mass. and Cass Tent Removals To Begin Wednesday, November 1

MBTA Eyes Late 2024 To Begin Bus Service Overhaul Despite ‘Operator Shortage’

Maura Healey: ‘Poor Judgment’ From Baker Administration Kept Green Line Extension Problems Shrouded

‘People Don’t Trust Public Transportation’: Red Flag Thrown Over Everett Casino Parking Expansion

Massachusetts Offshore Wind Turbines Power Arrival Delayed, One Turbine Erected

Gun-Ban Bill Overwhelmingly Passes Massachusetts House; Twelve Democrats Vote No, Along With All Republicans

Massachusetts Sales Data Shows Fewer Able To Break Into Housing Market

Massachusetts Shelter Guarantee Could Lapse At Month’s End, Maura Healey Says

Lieutenant Governor Warns Massachusetts Shelters ‘Definitely At Capacity’

Massachusetts Politicians Stand With Israel As New War Unfolds

Massachusetts Judiciary Committee Advances Revenge Porn Bill

Massachusetts State Tax Collections Barely Up Through One Quarter

Massachusetts Nurses Detail ‘Violent Attacks’ In Bid For Workplace Protections

South Coast Rail Now Expected To Be Ready Next Summer

Thirteen New Names Added To Boston Law Enforcement Memorial

Nantucket Residents Challenging Wind Turbine Project Ruling, Citing Whale Safety

Maura Healey Complains Federal Government Isn’t Paying For Migrant Crisis

Healey Weighs In On Wage Theft In Massachusetts, This Time As Governor

Maura Healey Concerned Wind Energy Is Getting Too Expensive

Massachusetts Job Gains Picked Up In August

UMass Board Was Bypassed In University’s Decision To Make Bulk Purchase of Abortion Pills In April

Massachusetts Sports Betting Spiked For New England Patriots Season Opener — But Patriots Didn’t Cover The Spread

Maura Healey Wants To Spend $250 Million On Migrant Shelter Crisis

Massachusetts Shelter System Now Hosting 6,300 Families

Governor Maura Healey, House Speaker Ronald Mariano On Guest List For Vineyard Wind Ribbon-Cutting In New Bedford

MBTA Inspection Woes Run The Gamut, Consultant Says

Massachusetts State Reps Air Frustration With ‘Less Than Desirable’ Migrant Crisis Communication From Healey Administration

Massachusetts Attorney General Certifies Almost All Proposed Ballot Questions For 2024

Massachusetts Health Insurer To Cover Narcan

First Massachusetts 2023 West Nile Virus Cases Confirmed

Maura Healey Calls In National Guard For Migrant Shelter Assistance In Massachusetts

SouthCoast Wind Moves To Terminate Its Contracts

MBTA Outlines Another Slew Of Service Disruptions

New MBTA Chinese Train Delivery Dates Remain Work In Progress

Michelle Wu Says Many Methadone Mile People Aren’t Homeless

Massachusetts Tomato Growers Overcome Season’s Challenges

Feds Shift Massachusetts Vehicle Repair Law Into Implementation Gear

Massachusetts Climate Protesters Disrupt Maura Healey’s Nantucket Fundraiser

Massachusetts Housing Production Lagging Behind Other States

Massachusetts State Auditor Investigators Find $1 Million In Benefits Fraud

Massachusetts Cranberry Growers Forecast ‘Solid’ Harvest, Nearly 2 Million Barrels Expected

Quincy Plant Operator Sued Over Alleged Pollution

Massachusetts Sports Betting Cooling Down Amid Slow Summer

Massachusetts Gaming Regulators Increasing Scrutiny of Daily Fantasy Sports

Maura Healey Stays Out of Ballot Question, Legislative Audit Fray

New Massachusetts Pork Animal Welfare Regulations Take Effect This Month

Massachusetts July 2023 Tax Collections Exceeded Projections

Maura Healey Says She Wants Massachusetts Legislature To Deliver Tax Cuts

Raise Up Massachusetts Not Taking Minimum Wage Hike to 2024 Ballot

No Tax Cuts In $56.2 Billion Massachusetts Budget Bill

Federal Agency Closes Cod Fishing In Gulf Of Maine

State Auditor Diana DiZoglio Appeals To State Attorney General Andrea Campbell In Bid To Audit Massachusetts Legislature

Three Massachusetts Casinos Fined For Illegal Sports Wagers

Midyear Home Sales In Massachusetts Down Nearly 25 Percent

Malden Councilor Pays Penalty In Summer Jobs Conflict Case

Maura Healey’s Ireland Trip Cost Taxpayers Nearly $84,000

Massachusetts Ballot Law Campaign Opposes Industry-Backed Auto Repair Agreement

Biden Nominee Myong Joun Approved As Newest Federal Judge In Massachusetts

Maura Healey’s Summer Vacation Continues

Citing Saudi Connection, Massachusetts Gaming Regulators Reject LIV Golf Wagering

How Did Massachusetts Governor’s Office Get Abortion Pills Through UMass So Fast Last April? Healey Administration Won’t Provide Details, Citing Public Records Exemption

Massachusetts Will Make Much Smaller Rainy Day Fund Deposit — But State Government Still Awash In Cash

Project Requiring Green Line Closure Postponed To September

Healey, Driscoll Outside State Through July 4 Holiday

CIA Veteran Selected To Oversee Massachusetts State House Security

MBTA Outlines Raft of Summer Service Disruptions

Massachusetts Maximum Unemployment Benefit Period Drops By Four Weeks

Biden Administratopm Awards $147 Million For Massachusetts Internet Access

Boston Tunnel Closure Raises Fears of Slower Emergency Response

Massachusetts Opioid Deaths Hit Record High In 2022

Housing Benefits Administrator Will Pay $109,000 In Fraud Case, Massachusetts Inspector General Says

Prices Still High For Limited Inventory of Massachusetts Houses For Sale

Massachusetts Jobless Rate Dips Below 3 Percent

Massachusetts State Senator: Tracking Device Tampering Should Be Felony

Judge’s Surprise Retirement Gives Maura Healey High Court Pick In Massachusetts

End Dates Still Unknown For MBTA’s Slow Zones

Massachusetts Business Owners Knock Escalating Electricity Costs Stemming From State’s Climate-Change Policies

Massachusetts Bureau Reports 200 Fraud Cases In First Quarter 2023

Second Developer Wants To Terminate Wind Turbines Contract Off Massachusetts Coast

MBTA Improvements Will Come Incrementally, Board Chairman Says

Bacon, Ham, and Ribs Price Increases May Be Coming In July To Massachusetts Because of Pig-Welfare Law

Fallen Service Members Remembered On Boston Common

Healey Keeps McNamara On Board As Comptroller

Massachusetts Education Department Eyes More Restrictive Student Cell Phone Policies

Massachusetts State Senator Anne Gobi Tapped To Become State’s First ‘Director of Rural Affairs’ By Governor Maura Healey

Economists: Massachusetts Growth Slowing, Gross Domestic Product Declines Forecast

U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins To Resign This Week, Amid Federal Ethics Probe

Former Worcester City Manager Edward Augustus Will Serve As Maura Healey’s Housing Secretary

State Loan Will Help Equip Middleborough’s First Brewery; State Won’t Disclose Terms

Charlie Baker Leads Elizabeth Warren By 15 Points In Hypothetical U.S. Senate Race, Poll Shows

Diana DiZoglio Looking At Legal Options In Bid To Audit Legislature

Massachusetts Pension Fund Rebound Continued In First Quarter

State Wants Sumner Tunnel Users To Ditch Cars For Trains

Zoning Change Could Upend Nantucket Rental Market

South Korean President Coming To Massachusetts Next Week

Massachusetts State Bond Rating Bounces Back As S&P Praises Historic Savings

Massachusetts House Sends $1.1 Billion Tax Relief Bill To Senate

Massachusetts House Adds Cap Gains, Biz Cuts To $1.1 Billion Tax Relief Plan

Poll: Massachusetts Voters Want Tax Relief

Massachusetts Republican Pushing Psychedelic Legalization Bills

Report Documents ‘Stunning’ MBTA Labor Shortage

Power Brokers On Hill Also Have Deepest Campaign Coffers

Massachusetts Continues To Bleed People

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles May Become Busy With Illegal Immigrants This Year

State Auditor Diana DiZoglio, Massachusetts Legislature Face Stalemate Over Potential Audit

MBTA Awards $99 Mil Contract For Rail Work At South Station

Massachusetts Legislative Committees Blow Past Rules Deadlines

Massachusetts Home Sales Dropped Last Month

Average Massachusetts Energy Bill Could Drop $115 Under National Grid Summer Rates

Illegal Immigrant Driver’s Licenses Launch Will Cost Massachusetts $28 Million

In Audit Push, Diana DiZoglio Getting No Response From Massachusetts Legislature

Massachusetts State Auditor Uncovers $2.7 Million in Welfare Fraud

Baker-Era State Employee Pays $70,000 Penalty In Conflict Case

Funding Decisions Pivotal To Massachusetts Civics Education Pursuit

State Auditor Diana DiZoglio Launches Audit of Legislature Where She Previously Served

Massachusetts Tax Collections Running $1 Billion Over Benchmark

State Auditor Diana DiZoglio Launching MBTA Performance Audit

Northern Essex, UMass Lowell In New Transfer Agreement

Maura Healey Proposes $859 Million Tax Cut Plan For Massachusetts

Massachusetts Home Prices On Precipice Of Half A Million Dollars Amid Sales Slowdown

Maura Healey to Take Budget, Tax Message to Biz Groups

Stonehill, Massasoit Agree To New Transfer Partnership

U.S.-Canada Border Agents Report Sharp Increase In Migrant Encounters In New England

Massachusetts Senate Lifts Eight-Year Limit On President’s Term

Massachusetts Activists and Lawmakers Pushing For $20-An-Hour Minimum Wage

Maura Healey Says State Will Examine MBTA Chinese Train Contract

Massachusetts Biz Groups: Big Tax Law Changes Needed To Help State Compete … But Crickets So Far On Beacon Hill

Bill Galvin Turns Down 20 Percent Pay Raise

MBTA Advisory Board Member Worries Bus Overhaul ‘Simply Can’t Be Achieved’

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Approves Broad Range of Sports For Legal Sports Betting

Pro Athletes Want Protection From Angry Sports Bettors In Massachusetts

December Brought Massachusetts Close to Pre-Pandemic Employment

Economist Sees Massachusetts Millionaire Tax Avoidance, Rather Than Relocation

Massachusetts Sports Betting On Track To Start In Two Weeks

Feds Fine Eversource Over Worker Death Near State House

Maura Healey Using A Gas-Guzzling SUV As Governor of Massachusetts

Massachusetts Taxpayers Could Get Another Rebate Check — If These Conditions Are Met

Judge Dismisses Massachusetts GOP State Rep Lenny Mirra’s Challenge of His One-Vote Loss

Maura Healey, Other Constitutional Officers in Line for 20 Percent Raises

Massachusetts Lawmakers Will Receive 4.4 Percent Pay Increase in 2023

After ‘Full Life of Public Service,’ Outgoing Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito Eyes Mentor Role

Massachusetts Home Sales Down Sharply In 2022

Massachusetts Nearly Back To Pre-Pandemic Job Levels

MassFiscal Takes Anti-Tax Torch From Citizens For Limited Taxation

Slight Dip, But Massachusetts Opioid Overdose Deaths Remain High

Massachusetts Due $230 Million in Opioid Settlement With CVS, Walgreens

Poll Finds Support For Restoring U.S. History MCAS Graduation Requirement

Maura Healey Approves Nantucket’s Topless Beach Bylaw

Boston City Council Passes Ordnance To Lower Voting Age To 16

Charlie Baker and Maura Healey Reflect On Opioid Crisis Progress, Setbacks

Fire Marshal Offers Tips to Prevent Thanksgiving Blazes

Candidates Seeking Recounts In Two State Rep Races — Outcome Will Determine Extent of Massachusetts GOP Losses

Charlie Baker Picks Legal Team Member For Magistrate Post

Massachusetts Drought Conditions Creating Firefighting Challenges

Massachusetts Retailers Forecast 10 Percent Spike In Christmas Sales

What To Expect In Transition In Massachusetts From Charlie Baker To Maura Healey

It’s Reigning Dems Everywhere In Massachusetts

A Maura Healey Win In Governor’s Race Would Require Interim Attorney General In Massachusetts

Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Improved To 3.4 Percent Last Month — At Least Until Revisions

Massachusetts Home Sale Slowdown Stretches Into September

Maura Healey Says Free Community College For Ages 25 and Up — But No Cost Estimate

Massachusetts State Auditor Flags $1.26 Billion Unfunded Local Mandates Gap, Says Solution Is More State Money

Massachusetts Telehealth Sticking After Initial Surge

Charlie Baker Renominates Deval Patrick’s Parole Board Holdovers

Former Massachusetts GOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes Among Baker’s Latest Judicial Nominees

Massachusetts Gas Prices Tumbles 30 Cents Below National Average

Voting Disclosure On Ballots In 19 Massachusetts House Districts

Massachusetts Distracted Driving Citations Could Surpass 2021 Total

Officials Whiff On First Bid For Cape Bridge Funds

More Than 800,000 In Massachusetts Eligible For Student Loan Forgiveness

MBTA Subway Lines Reopen, More ‘Diversions’ Ahead

Tax Refunds To Flow Across Massachusetts This Fall

College Rankings Flush with Bay State Schools

Yes On 4 Campaign Launches In Support of Driver’s-Licenses-For-Illegal-Immigrants Law

Anthony Amore Charge Prompts Diana DiZoglio To Fire Back

Undecideds Outpacing Candidates As Massachusetts Primaries Close In

Stephen Lynch Eyes Lead Role On House Investigatory Panel

Charlie Baker, Jake Auchincloss Don’t Like Joe Biden’s Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Plan

Legal Teams Ready To Defend Massachusetts Tax Relief Law

Massachusetts Job Gains Continue With 13,500 Added in July; Most Are Government Jobs

Geoff Diehl Doesn’t Want The Boston Globe’s Endorsement

Charlie Baker Staying Optimistic On Tax Relief

Massachusetts Tax Relief Talks Far Apart Ten Days Into Summer Recess

Even Maura Healey Supports Referendum-Law Tax Rebate

After Marathon Sessions, Here Are The 64 Bills Awaiting Charlie Baker’s Action

Sports Betting Pivoting To Regulatory Phase For Details

Massachusetts House Speaker Mulling Changes To 1986 Tax Relief Law

Karen Spilka: Massachusetts Senate Sees No Path For Employee Union

Charlie Baker Signs $52.7 Billion State Budget — Vetoes Just $475,000

Charlie Baker: Sending Dangerousness Bill To Dead-End Study Committee ‘Protects Abusers’

Massachusetts House Speaker: Negotiators ‘Far Apart’ On Sports Betting

Two Massachusetts Statewide Candidates Qualify For Public Funding

Last In Nation, Massachusetts Budget Negotiators Still ‘Getting There’

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Upholds Mail-in, Early Voting Law

Massachusetts Legislature Still Hasn’t Passed A Budget, Won’t This Week

Massachusetts Lawmakers Interested In Sending Out Stimulus Checks

James Kelcourse Resignation Drops House MassGOP Ranks To 27

Massachusetts Republicans On Board With Biden’s Call For Gas Tax Relief

Supreme Judicial Court Will Hear Moot Sal DiMasi Lobbying Case

Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday Weekend Set For August 13-14

Charlie Baker Sees Blend of Work In His Own Future

Massachusetts Opioid Overdose Deaths Reached New High In 2021

Raytheon Moving Headquarters To Virginia

Massachusetts Democratic Party Delegates Snub Bill Galvin — Again

Charlie Baker Vetoes Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants Bill

Massachusetts Senate Democrats Reject Gas Tax Suspension — Again

Super PAC Supporting Three Massachusetts Democratic Statewide Candidates

GOP Delegates Qualify Guv Hopefuls Diehl, Doughty For Ballot

Diehl-Doughty Battle Pivots On Republican Divide

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Strikes State’s Application of Capital Gains Tax

Massachusetts GOP Lieutenant Governor Candidate Loses Nursing Job Over Vaccine Mandate

Massachusetts GOP Senate Leader Backs Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

Charlie Baker Still Opposes Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

Massachusetts House Approves Budget Amendment To Outlaw Child Marriage

No Candidates Running On The Ballot For Two Mattapoisett School Committee Seats

John Kerry: Capitalism, Not Government, Likely to Lead Shift to Green Economy

Surging Massachusetts Tax Revenues Prompt Calls for More Local Aid

UMass Schools Hike Tuition

Proposed Massachusetts House Budget Wouldn’t Cut Taxes Despite Massive Surplus

Massachusetts Legalizes Siblings Adopting Their Younger Siblings

Massachusetts Senate Plan Pours $250 Million Into Decarbonization Movement

Bay Staters Have Been Losing Money On The Lottery For 50 Years Now

Massachusetts Mayors Push For Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

Maura Healey Says Sports Betting ‘Is The Way Now’

Feds Approve Second Coronavirus Booster For 50 And Up, Immunocompromised

Most Massachusetts State Senators Support Legalizing Sports Betting

Massachusetts Senate, Including Sonia Chang-Diaz, Rejects Gas Tax Suspension

Massachusetts Senate GOP: Developing Surplus Can Fund Gas Tax Relief

Geoff Diehl Teams With Former Lawmaker As Pick For Lieutenant Governor

Biden Picks Former Massachusetts State Rep For Regional HUD Post

Massachusetts House of Representatives Rejects Gas Tax Relief Proposal

With Approval In Peril, Joe Manchin Delays Massachusetts Nominee Vote

Massachusetts Senate Ways and Means Chairman O.K. With Legalizing Sports Betting

Emerging Massachusetts GOP Slate Hoping To Rebound From Losses

With Legal Firm, Pioneer Institute Aims To Fill Void In New England

Charlie Baker Rails Against Russia

Charlie Baker’s Proposed Tax Cuts A Mixed Bag, Democratic Lawmakers Say

Longer Polling Hours Cost Massachusetts Communities Millions, State Auditor Says

Hate Crimes Saw Slight Uptick In Massachusetts In 2020

State Auditor Candidate Diana DiZoglio Details ‘Social Justice and Equity’ Plan

Massachusetts Home Prices Continue To Rise

Massachusetts State House Reopening Planned For Tuesday, February 22

Massachusetts Sending $500 Payments To 500,000 Workers; Here’s Who Qualifies

Marijuana Tax Revenue Surpasses That of Alcohol In Massachusetts

Happy Hour Bill Dies On Beacon Hill

Massachusetts Democratic Candidate for Governor Urges Decriminalizing Drug Use

About Half of Bay State Voters Say They’ve Never Heard Of Maura Healey

Bill Galvin Unhappy Legislature Killed Same-Day Voter Registration

Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Supports Letting Social Workers Handle Some Emergency Calls

Massachusetts House Speaker Opposes Same-Day Voter Registration

Republican State Representative Sheila Harrington Nominated For Court Post

NAACP Boston President To Run For Secretary of the Commonwealth

Charlie Baker Unhappy With Biden Administration’s Handling of Coronavirus

More Than 650 Massachusetts State Employees Fired Over Vaccine Mandates

Massachusetts Democratic Lawmakers Pushing For Tax Breaks For Seniors

UMass Schools Mandating Coronavirus Booster Shots

First Democrat Drops Out Of Massachusetts Gubernatorial Race

Charlie Baker Asks People To Wear Masks Indoors — But Issues No Mandate

Protesters Interrupt Boston City Officials Announcing Vaccine Passport Mandate

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu Announces Vaccine Passport Mandate

Support For Medicare-For-All Growing In Massachusetts Legislature

Massachusetts House and Senate GOP Leaders Say Legalizing Sports Betting Is A Priority

One Third of Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients In Massachusetts Are Vaccinated

Kamala Harris Votes Rachael Rollins In As U.S. Attorney For Massachusetts

Geoff Diehl In Market For Running Mate

$5 Per Dozen Eggs May Soon Be A Reality In Massachusetts

Charlie Baker Sees Himself ‘Working For A Long Time’

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Geoff Diehl Already Prepping For 2022 State Convention

Maura Healey Pushing For Stricter Hate Crime Laws in Massachusetts

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu Pushing For Rent Control

U.S. Representative Katherine Clark Moves Within Her District

Charlie Baker Backs Off Transportation and Climate Initiative Carbon Fee on Fuel

Charlie Baker Says The Federal Government Must Do More For Haitian Immigrants

Nearly 1.3 Million Massachusetts Residents To Face Higher Medicare Costs

Massachusetts Opioid Overdose Deaths Remain At Elevated Levels

Charlie Baker Not Worried About Number of State Employees Suspended Over Vaccine Mandate

Hundreds of Massachusetts State Employees Have Quit Or Been Suspended Over Charlie Baker’s Coronavirus Vaccine Mandate

Charlie Baker Calls Reelection Choice ‘Very Complicated Issue’

Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Ticks Upward

Massachusetts Corrections Officers Resist Charlie Baker’s Coronavirus Vaccine Mandate

State Senator Marc Pacheco Explains Why He Won’t Run For Auditor

Pittsfield Democratic State Senator To Run For Lieutenant Governor

Try Adults As Children, Liberal Massachusetts Lawmakers Say

Biden Administration Restricts Massachusetts Commercial Fishing

Permanent Mail-In Voting? The Massachusetts Senate Approved It

Vaccines and Masks On Beacon Hill? Definitely; Masks at Kowloon Restaurant? Well …

U.S. Senate Republicans Working To Block Rachael Rollins From Becoming U.S Attorney For Massachusetts

Framingham State Rep To Join Biden Administration

Some Massachusetts Parents Resorting To Homeschooling This Fall

Patriots Defensive Back Wants Charlie Baker To Commute A Murderer’s Sentence

Former Top House Democrat In Massachusetts Sentenced To 15 Months In Prison

Bill Galvin Explains Opposition To Proposed Voter ID Ballot Initiative

Personal Mail Banned From Essex County Prison System

Democrat Ben Downing Says He’d Raise Taxes To Provide Free Public Transportation If Elected Governor

Michelle Wu Up Big In New Poll In Mayor of Boston Preliminary Election

Special Interest Groups, Politicians Pushing For More Booze In Massachusetts

Afghan Refugees Likely Coming To Massachusetts

Republican-Held Massachusetts House of Representatives Seat North of Boston Up For Grabs In November

Maura Healey On Vaccine Passports: Still Too Soon To Say

Baker Relaunches Push for Charitable Giving Tax Break

Population Surge Points to ‘Significant’ District Changes in Massachusetts

Pro-Gun Control State Rep Racked Up $154,000 In Unpaid Federal Taxes

UMass Amherst Requiring Masks In Indoor Public Spaces

Ballot Bid Adds New Dynamic To Happy Hour Debate

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Ben Downing Would Reinstate Emergency, Issue Mask Mandate

Job Gains Slow, But 5,100 Positions Added in April in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Senate Plan on Film Tax Credit Met with Bipartisan Opposition

Trump Says Vineyard ‘Will Never Be The Same’

Bill Would Lift Birth Certificate ‘Lockout’ Facing Many Adoptees

Lottery Scratching Off a New Frontier with Mobile Prize Claims

Seatbelt ‘Primary Enforcement’ Change, Red-Light Cameras Pitched as Lifesavers by Massachusetts Governor

Employer Confidence Widespread Heading Into Spring

Morse Resignation As City’s Mayor Prompts Holyoke To Seek Election Relief

Maura Healey Sees Vaccines as Mandatory for Correction Officers and State Police

Democratic Candidate for Governor Benjamin Downing Backs Mandatory Vaccinations for Police, Teachers

U.S. Treasury Says It’s O.K. for Massachusetts To Cut State Taxes

Massachusetts House Primary Race Rocked by Allegations, Pulled Endorsements

Benjamin Downing Raises $100,000 In A Week In Campaign for Governor of Massachusetts

Former State Senator Ben Downing Launching Campaign for Governor of Massachusetts

New Law School Dean Scott Brown ‘Disgusted With Politics,’ Declines Comment on Trump

Relax Fingerprinting Requirement for Gun Licenses in Massachusetts During Coronavirus, GOP State Legislator Says

Legal Sports Betting in Massachusetts, That’s The Ticket, Say Key State Officials

State Officials Expecting More Tax Revenue in Massachusetts Even Through Coronavirus Shutdowns

Russell Holmes Supports Term Limits for Massachusetts House Speaker; Ron Mariano Doesn’t

Coronavirus-Paused Fingerprinting Preventing Some From Getting Gun Licenses in Massachusetts, GOP State Rep Says

Mandatory Racism Training for Judges, Says Baker Nominee To Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Massachusetts House Passes Abortion Expansion Bill, 109-49; One Republican Votes Yes

Jack Kennedy Statue at Massachusetts State House On the Move

Massachusetts GOP Figures Form Political Action Committee for Trump-Shy Republicans Interested in State Races

Local Clerks Need More Money To Pull Off Mail-In Voting, Massachusetts Secretary of State Says

Two Beacon Hill Democratic Incumbents Ousted in Massachusetts Primary

Ed Markey Defeats Joe Kennedy III; Richard Neal Beats Alex Morse

Longtime Brighton State Rep Fending Off Challenge From Left

State Representative Shawn Dooley’s New Boston Post Column Against Governor Baker’s Coronavirus Rules Still Reverberating

John Kerry Phones It In For Climate Hearing in Massachusetts, Tells Legislators It’s Time ‘To Get Off Our A—-‘

Outgoing GOP State Rep Says Trump Hurting Massachusetts Republicans

Time To Re-Open the Economy, Three Massachusetts GOP Legislators Say

Give Illegal Immigrants Coronavirus Stimulus Checks, Some Massachusetts Democrats Say

Twenty Mayors Declare Support for Ed Markey Over Joe Kennedy III

Beacon Hill Dem:  Increase Gasoline Prices Through Carbon-Emissions Fee and Higher Gas Tax

Beacon Hill Republicans To Dems:  How Much Tax Money for ‘Transportation’ Is Enough?

Ban Plastic Straws Unless Customer Asks For One, Massachusetts Legislative Committee Says

Possible 17-Cents-A-Gallon Global-Warming Gas Increase ‘A Very Small Price,’ Massachusetts Energy Secretary Says

Up To 17 Cents A Gallon — New Carbon Emissions Tax Would Add $$ To Gasoline Prices

MBTA Board Wants Reduced Fares for Poor People; Transportation Secretary Worried About Fraud, Fairness

Some Democrats on Beacon Hill Taking Aim At Proposition 2 1/2

Governor Baker Against ‘Big Increase’ in Gas Tax As Part of Massachusetts Transportation Bill

New Paid-Leave Tax Drops Massachusetts in Business Climate Assessment

Beacon Hill Dems Choose State’s Rainy Day Fund Over Tax Break for Families With Kids

Time To ‘Radically Increase’ Electric Cars in Massachusetts, Senate Climate Change Committee Member Says

Lower Or Abolish Death Taxes on Estates in Massachusetts, Some Legislators Say

State Workers Union: Don’t Tax Our Members for New Paid Family and Medical Leave Program

Governor Baker Offers Modest Tax Cuts With Revenue Surplus

As Joe Kennedy III Fidgets on Decision, Ed Markey Announces More Endorsements

Vineyard Wind Goes Double Or Nothing With Second Ocean Turbines Proposal

Democratic Pols Seeing Ed Markey Vulnerable From Right and Left

Millionaires’ Tax Gets A-O.K. From Massachusetts State Legislators, 147-

Charlie Baker Maintains Omerta on Millionaires’ Tax

Beacon Hill Legislators Eager for New Taxes, But Industry Officials Predict Doom

President Donald Trump To Elizabeth Warren: Resign

Charlie Baker Defends Andrew Lelling Over Judge Indictment

More Toll Roads, Says Massachusetts Senate President

Massachusetts Democrats Keen on Major Tax Increases, But Maybe Not This Year

Massachusetts Senate President Wants Major Tax Increase, Eventually

Another Gun Restriction Proposed for Massachusetts:  All Guns To Be Bought in Federally Licensed Store

Student Activists Want Free Ride To College on Taxpayers’ Dime

Too Many White Teachers Teaching Children of Color, State Education Commissioner Says

UMass President Proposes New ‘Online College’

No More Life Sentences, Some Massachusetts Legislators Say

Millionaires’ Tax Supporters Think They’re On Their Way With Legislators Approach on Beacon Hill

A Thousand Million Dollars For Climate Change –
‘Green Shockwave’ Predicted for Massachusetts

Rules To Work By, and Newcomers Throwing Down — Weekly Roundup of Beacon Hill

Taxes, Taxes, Taxes:  Governor Charlie Baker’s New $42.7 Billion Budget

AG Healey Endorses Version of ‘Green New Deal’ — 100 Percent ‘Renewable’ Energy

Dangerous People Should Be Held, Governor Says

A Wild 2018 on Beacon Hill …
Can 2019 Approach It?

More Pay Raises on Beacon Hill — And This Time Governor Charlie Baker Is On Board

Jim Lyons Hosts His Last Nativity at Massachusetts State House

Not So Fast — Conservative Jim Lyons
Jumps Into Race for Chairman of
Massachusetts Republican Party

Want To Lower Prices and Pollution? End Restrictions on Liquefied Natural Gas, State Officials Say

Make All Cars in Massachusetts Electric,
Utopic State Report Says

Lawmaker Compares National Grid Lockout of Steelworkers Over Benefits To Taxation Without Representation — Beacon Hill Recap

Liberal Good Government Group Says Scrap Union Loophole

Corporations Are ‘Plantations,’ Massachusetts House ‘Structurally Racist,’ State Rep-Elect Says

Seth Moulton’s Insurrection Against Nancy Pelosi Seems Half-Baked –
Weekly Recap of Beacon Hill

More Beacon Hill Pay Raises Now, and More Beacon Hill Pay Raises To Come

Expect New Marijuana Stores ‘Every Couple of Weeks,’ Cannabis Commission Says

Higher Fees To Boost Community Preservation Act Tax Match?
Charlie Baker Said Yes on Campaign Trail

Democrats Pad Supermajorities in Massachusetts House, Senate

Two-Thirds of Incumbent Massachusetts Legislators Seeking Re-Election Have No Opponent Today

When’s the Next Gas Explosion? – Beacon Hill Recap

Blank Charlie Baker,
Massachusetts Republican Group Says

Charlie Baker Denies Eating Waffles — Beacon Hill Recap

Charlie Baker To Geoff Diehl:
With You All The Way

Jay Gonzalez’s Jabs About Vision Thing Parried By Charlie Baker — Beacon Hill Recap

Danish Giant Buys Company Pursuing Wind Turbines Off Martha’s Vineyard

Jeff Flake Took the Cake in Boston — Weekly Recap of Beacon Hill

Governor Charlie Baker An Advocate of Pro-Homosexuality Policies, But Not All in the Movement Are Convinced

Charlie Baker vs. Republican Party — Weekly Roundup of Beacon Hill

Charlie Baker Says He Believes Kavanaugh Accuser, Wants Confirmation Halted

Charlie Baker Wants Kavanaugh Vote Delayed for Investigation

Charlie Baker Says Jay Gonzalez’s Harvard Tax Reminds Him of Someone — Weekly Roundup

GOP’s Amore Rips Massachusetts Secretary of State Galvin For Not Sharing Voter Data With Other States

Jay Gonzalez: Tax Harvard; Charlie Baker: Bad Idea

Governor Baker Declares State of Emergency, Boots Columbia Gas, Replaces With Eversource

Officials, Columbia Gas Hunting for Cause of Deadly Explosions in Lawrence, North Andover, Andover

Diehl Says He’d Be Asset for Baker, and No Rubber Stamp for Trump

Open State Government? Not So Fast

Democrats Thinking Massachusetts Governor’s Race Within Reach — Weekly Recap of Beacon Hill

Charlie Baker Endorses Geoff Diehl — And Yes, It Was In Doubt

Massachusetts Primary Campaigns Heat Up in Final Days — Weekly Recap of Beacon Hill

Surge In Absentee Ballots For Massachusetts Primary

Elizabeth Warren Is Still Running in Massachusetts, We Think — Beacon Hill Recap

John Kingston’s War on Corn Dogs: Weekly Recap of Beacon Hill

Feds To Cambridge Man: You Can’t Call for Murdering ICE Agents

Democrats Scrambling To Find New Taxes in Massachusetts Governor’s Race

Failure of Massachusetts Education Funding Increase Bill Ticks Off Activists

Massachusetts Dead-Letter Anti-Abortion Laws Repealed

Massachusetts Legislature Considering Requiring Civics in Schools

Speaker: Massachusetts Communities Can Adopt Their Own Sanctuary Policies Without State Law

Saran-Wrap Sex-Ed Bill Supporters Make Late-Session Push for Vote

Left-Leaning Legislators Like Sanctuary State Proposal in Massachusetts Senate

War on Plastic Bags Continues As Massachusetts Senate Tries To Save the Whales

Trump’s DNA Test Jab at Elizabeth Warren Divides Her GOP Challengers

Sales Tax Holiday in Massachusetts This Summer? Or Not?

Baker Signs ‘Red Flag’ Gun Control Law Over Gun Owner Objections

Guilty State Troopers Should Lose Their Pension, Governor Says

Massachusetts Governor Signs Bill Increasing Minimum Wage, Creating Paid Leave

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Allowing Sales Taxes on Out-of-State Internet Purchases Has Some Massachusetts Officials Salivating

$15 Minimum Wage, Paid Family and Medical Leave Pass Massachusetts Legislature — But Some on Both Sides Unhappy About It

Massachusetts House Passes Bill That Would Whack Large Hospitals, Insurers To Subsidize Community Hospitals

Turnover in the Air: Hotspots in Massachusetts 2018 Elections

High Court Decision on Millionaires’ Surtax Ballot Question Nearing

No Deal on Minimum Wage, Family Leave, Sales Tax On Beacon Hill

Josh Zakim Upsets Bill Galvin for Secretary of State Nod at Massachusetts Democratic Convention

Abortion Becomes Issue In Massachusetts Secretary of State Race

Governor Says He’d Veto Sanctuary State Amendment

State’s Potential Take From Sports Betting Looks Small — and The Week That Was on Beacon Hill

If Bernie Were Governor of Massachusetts — Dems Debate

GOP State Treasurer Candidate Says Lottery Should Participate in Sports Betting

Massachusetts Pols Like German Justice Approach To Young Adults

MassHealth 40 Percent of State Senate Budget Proposal

Pressure Growing on Stan Rosenberg To Resign After New Report Released

All Three Major GOP U.S. Senate Candidates Make Primary Ballot

Lyons Illegal Immigrant Detainer Bill Snubbed By Beacon Hill Democratic Leadership

Ex-Massachusetts Senate Prez’s Hubby Pleads Not Guilty, Ordered To Stay Away From State House

Public Education Advocates Want More Tax Dollars, Think Jamming Massachusetts House Telephone Lines Is Way To Get It

Baker Signs Landmark Criminal Justice Reform Bill Despite “Serious Concerns”

Union Partnership Waging Online Fight Against Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance

Stan Rosenberg’s Primary Opponent Says She’d Build on Former Senate President’s Legacy

Spilka Set To Succeed Chandler As Massachusetts Senate President In July

Former Massachusetts Senator’s Corruption Trial Could Run Six Weeks

The Merry-Go-Round Week That Was on Beacon Hill — ‘Clink Clink’ in the Air

Massachusetts Senate Prez’s Hubby Indicted In Connection With Sexual Assaults, Nude Photos

Senators Clash With Internet Service Provider Advocates Over Net Neutrality

Police: Brockton Senator Drank At Work Event Before Drunk Driving Arrest, Declined Breathalyzer

Compromise Bill Removes Some Drug Minimum Sentences; No Romeo-and-Juliet

Massachusetts State Rep Says Her Harassers Still Working On Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill Sex Harassment Saga: Speaker DeLeo Says Non-Disclosures “Part Of Doing Business”

Democrat Running for Governor Takes Aim At Smith & Wesson, Wants Manufacturing Ban in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Students Plan To Walk Out of School, Advocate for Gun Control at Smith & Wesson

Boston City Councilor Zakim Presses Galvin Over Phone Call With Lawrence Mayor Rivera

Massachusetts’ Secretary Of The Commonwealth Race Wasting No Time Getting Ugly

Massachusetts Democrats Rally With Unions As SCOTUS Hears Pivotal Janus Case

High School Students Lobby Legislators for Saran-Wrap Sex Ed Bill

Trump Administration’s TPS Decision Based On Racism, New Massachusetts Lawsuit Claims

Police Chiefs Breathe Life Into Compromise Massachusetts Sanctuary State Bill

Massachusetts Democratic Party Complaint Seeks To Force MassFiscal Donor Disclosure

Leadership Posts Remain Unfilled Following Massachusetts Senate Caucus

‘MeToo’ Sends Anti-Discrimination Agency Budget Request Soaring

Beacon Hill Sends Massachusetts Asian-American Data Collection Bill To Study, Proposal Dead….For Now

Massachusetts Democrats Split on Non-DREAMer Spending Bill

Massachusetts Net Neutrality Proponents Encounter “Designated Buzzkill”

Committee Votes 13-1 To Ban Plastic Bags In Massachusetts

Boston Councilor Pressley To Challenge Congressman Capuano In Democratic Primary

Dorchester Senator Dorcena Forry Resigns, Takes Construction Job

Senate Ethics Panel Holds Marathon Meeting Regarding Beacon Hill Sex Misconduct Scandal, Approves Confidentiality Motion

Gov. Baker Reviews Work, Touts Investment Plans In SOTC Address

Massachusetts Senate Picking At Bones of Anti-Abortion Statutes

Should Women Pay More Than Men for Disability Insurance?

Massachusetts Speaker DeLeo, Following GOP Criticism, Rules Out New “Broad-Based” Taxes

Massachusetts Speaker DeLeo Says It’s “Too Early” To Rule Out Tax Increase In State Budget

Local Economy Roaring — Will It Continue?; Roundup of Week

Federal Enforcement Memo Complicates Massachusetts’ Legal Marijuana Rollout

Apparent Clear Field for Rick Green in GOP Congressional Nomination

Driver Decal Bill Would Flag Young Motorists

Message To Self-Employed Looking for New Tax Break: Look Before You LLC

Feds Green Light Green Line Extension To Somerville and Medford

Return of Medical Devices Tax Could Hit Massachusetts Businesses

Massachusetts State Troopers Going To Puerto Rico

New U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Confirmed By U.S. Senate

After Coming Up Short, Abortion Public Funding Opponents Say They’ll Try Again

Proposed Massachusetts Income Tax Surcharge ‘Truly Radical,’ Opponents Say

Wanna Bet?  Getting Ready for Sports Gambling in Massachusetts

Which Ballot Questions Got Enough Signatures To (Possibly) Go To Voters?

Rosenberg Probe Begins, Senator Expects Out-of-State Independent Investigator

Succession Speculation Swirls as Senators Return to Beacon Hill

Lawmaker: Stan Rosenberg Needs To Give Up Senate Presidency During Probe

State Senate To Investigate Sexual Assault Allegations Against Civil-Law Husband of Senate President

Beacon Hill Plastic Bag Ban Bill Still Idling in Legislative Committee

Governor Baker Not Giving Up On Electing Massachusetts Republicans

Senate Harassment Reports Involved Intern, Visitor, Rosenberg Says

AG Healey: Donald Trump’s Ending of Haiti Temporary Protect Order Status “Illegal”

Surrounded by Democrats, Baker Signs Bill Guaranteeing Free Birth Control Into Law

Six Massachusetts Cops Have Killed Themselves This Year; Lyons Bill Tries To Help Police

Gun-Owning A ‘Privilege,’ Massachusetts State Rep Says

Heroux’s GOP Colleagues on Beacon Hill Crafting Bill to Bar Mayoral/Representative Double-Dip

After Winning Over Senators, Massachusetts Single-Payer Backers Turn Focus to House

As Challengers Line Up, Liz Warren Says “We’re Ready” For 2018

Free-Contraception Bill Racing Through Massachusetts Legislature

Massachusetts Senate Slated to Talk Single-Payer Health Care

Free Birth Control Bill on Fast Track in Massachusetts House

Marty Walsh Says Joe Biden Would Beat Trump

No More Bottled Water? Bill Would Ban State Funds

Acton’s Sen. Eldridge Draws GOP Challenge From Harvard Business School Official

Baker Bewildered as New Hampshire Bashes Massachusetts in Derby

UPDATED — In Wake of Vegas Massacre, Massachusetts Lawmakers On Verge of Passing “Bump Fire Stock” Ban

SESSIONS: Justice Department “Will Enforce Federal Law, Defend Free Speech” at Massachusetts Colleges and Universities

Beacon Hill Dem Files Bill to Plug State Law Bump Stock Gun “Loophole”

Healey Cites “Public Health Crisis” Following Las Vegas Massacre

High Court Weighs Charters as Solution to Education Adequacy

Senate Prez Rosenberg Signals Support For Massachusetts “Sanctuary State” Status

Different Kind of Republican Looking To Replace McGovern in Congress

State’s September 11th Commemoration Even Sadder Than Usual

Trump Announces Nomination for U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts

DraftKings, FanDuel To Pay $2.6 Million After State Probe

Court: Cop Had No Right To Search Stoned 19-Year-Old Who Showed Up With Loaded Gun, Booze, and Pot at Milton High School

A Second Cape Cod Attorney Enters GOP Race for Massachusetts Attorney General

Tsongas Tseat Melee Shaping Up for Would-Be Replacements

Baker Foe Blasts Illegal Immigrant Detainer Bill … But What Did He Enact As Mayor?

Not All Those T Parking Fees Made It To The T, Attorney General Says

Massachusetts High Court: Let Illegals Go

Cape Republican Lawyer To Take On AG Maura Healey

Congressman Joe Kennedy Not Running for President … Yet

Should Hitting A Police Officer Be A Serious Crime?

Happy New Fiscal Year … But Still No Budget

Lawmakers Want End-Around-Parents For Teen-Agers To Get Anti-HIV Preventative Pill

People Hate the Massachusetts Legislature’s Pay Raises, Poll Finds

Obamacare Supporters Dog Maine Republican in Boston for Voting To Repeal It

Pot Man Cometh … But How and How Much?

Massachusetts Millionaires’ Surtax Going on Ballot … If Court Challenge Fails

Massachusetts Millionaires’ Surtax: Green Light?

More Taxes, More Free Services, Less Trump, Say Democratic Candidates

Bathroom Bill Repeal Hasn’t Got A Chance, Boston Mayor Says

Trump Nixing U.S. Acceptance of Paris Climate Change Agreement

How Much Will Plymouth Get for Big Anniversary Celebration?

Someone Apparently Doesn’t Like the New Massachusetts Senate Budget

Massachusetts Senate Wants More Money for Suicide Prevention

Sanctuary City Setback in Massachusetts?

Haitians Can Stay Longer

Where Is Charlie on Massachusetts Income Surtax?

I Was A Child Bride: Activists Want To Raise Marriage Age

Massachusetts Pols Suddenly Comey Fans

Play Ball With the Feds on Illegal Immigration? Beacon Hill Democrats Say …

General Electric Headquarters Groundbreaking Goes Off While Protesters Decry Tax Break

Massachusetts Backlash as U.S. House Approves TrumpCare

Let Illegal Immigrants Keep Their Public Housing, Massachusetts House Democrats Say

Who Killed the Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday?

20,000 Drug Cases To Go Kaput Because of Dookhan Tampering

Judge on Campaign Donations: Unions, Yes; Corporations, No

Judge: Unions, Yes; Corporations, No

State Panel Seeks Lower Rate of Growth in Health Care Costs By Fiat

ICE-Raid-Leaking State Rep Doubles Down, Links Critics To Ku Klux Klan

Tax Cut for Massachusetts?

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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