Things became heated between Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and nominee for Health and Human Services Secretary, Georgia Republican Congressman Tom Price.
Congressman John Lewis last week said Trump was not a legitimate president and that he would not attend the swearing-in on Friday. Trump then tweeted that Lewis, who is a civil rights leader, was “all talk and no action or results.”
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has nominated an Adams attorney as a district court judge in Pittsfield, more than a year after the governor said filling vacancies in Berkshire County was on his radar.
Democrats Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut sit on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which held a confirmation hearing for Attorney General nominee, Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama.
Officials at Boston’s Logan International said security has been stepped up after the deadly shootings in Fort Lauderdale.
Solomon Goldstein-Rose of Amherst and Bud Williams of Springfield join the House, while Adam Hinds of Pittsfield becomes a state senator.
Back in 2000, voters passed a question, incrementally dropping the income tax rate to 5 percent. The legislature then added a provision that only allowed for the decreases if the state hit certain revenue goals, which it didn’t this year.
Next week, Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal of Springfield will begin his 15th, and perhaps most significant, term in office. Neal will be the top Democrat on the House Ways-and-Means Committee.
The bill received a positive report from the Housing Committee last year, but has been stuck in the Ways and Means Committee.
Cara Rintala is accused of strangling her wife Annamarie in the couple’s Granby, Massachusetts, home in 2010.
So far, retail sales across the Bay State during the holiday season are on pace to be up about 4 percent over last year.
Downing, who represents more than 50 cities and towns in four counties across Western Massachusetts, announced earlier this year he would not run for re-election.
A spokesperson for the National Weather Service in Taunton, Massachusetts, said winds will be strong enough to cause power outages, and dangerous wind chills.
It will be legal Thursday to possess small amounts of marijuana, or to grow it for recreational purposes, in Massachusetts. But that isn’t the the case in neighboring states, where pot possession remains illegal. And law enforcement in some of these places are getting ready.
State Auditor Suzanne Bump’s office said the sheriffs association had not posted information on prisoner populations on its website since August of 2011.