Last November, Massachusetts voters legalized recreational marijuana. There’s a long way to go before pot shops open in the state, but lawmakers move one step closer Monday.
Over the next few months, workers at the Springfield Armory will be digging a lot of dirt. They’re restructuring parts of the armory’s grounds to recreate the landscape of the National Historic Site to what it looked like in the 1950s.
Key budget leaders in the Massachusetts House have said no new “broad-based” taxes are needed for the next state budget, even though tax revenues for the current fiscal year keep coming up short.
The third Connecticut casino would be about 13 miles from MGM’s planned casino in Springfield.
This week, Connecticut’s two federally recognized Native American tribes picked East Windsor as the site of a third casino in the state. It’s just a few miles from the MGM casino under construction in Springfield.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is in Washington D.C. on Monday, meeting with President Donald Trump, along with other governors.
Two regional booster groups spent $80,000 to re-brand the Pioneer Valley. The result: “West Mass.”
21-year-old Brian Odiorne died Monday in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, according to the Department of Defense.
Beacon Hill lawmakers are five weeks into a new two-year session, and things are off to a pretty slow start.
A meeting of the Governor’s Council devolved into a shouting match this week. The council’s western Massachusetts representative says the government body needs better rules.
Last year, the state’s highest court ordered the Department of Environmental Protection to come up with new regulations to ensure the state meets emissions reduction goals in three years. Those goals were put into law in 2008.
Many legislators, elected officials and judges in Massachusetts are now in line for much bigger paychecks. That’s after the legislature last week overrode Governor Charlie Baker’s veto of a pay raise bill.
Later this year, the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority will be in new hands. Mary MacInnes is stepping down later this spring. She’s led the agency since 2006.
The Western Mass. office of Ascentria Care Alliance was planning to take in 346 individual refugees during the current fiscal year, which ends in October.
Massachusetts lawmakers pushed through their first major piece of legislation of the new session last week: a pay raise for themselves. This week, they may override Governor Baker’s veto of that bill.