Next year marks 25 years since the closing of the Belchertown State School, which became infamous for its horrible conditions and abuse of its patients. Donald Vitkus was one of those patients.
The Massachusetts unemployment rate is at its lowest level in 15 years, but recently we’ve seen budget cuts and state employee buyouts. So what’s going on with the state budget?
Some species shifted down-slope over time, but the study’s author doesn’t think that will continue in the long-run.
Some tourist attractions and agencies in western Massachusetts are facing tough budget choices after Governor Charlie Baker announced spending cuts this week.
This week, state lawmakers in charge of the budget hear how much revenue they’ll likely have to work with.
A new report looks at low-cost steps that federal and state governments can take to help communities be better prepared for flooding like Tropical Storm Irene.
The Longmeadow Democrat has filed a measure that would have Massachusetts ask Congress to amend the constitution.
Former Massachusetts House Speaker Sal DiMasi will be released from prison Tuesday. The early end to his sentence could provide momentum for a state “compassionate release” law.
Despite the threat, local mayors say their policies on whether to comply with immigration orders will remain.
In last week’s election, Governor Charlie Baker took strong stands on two major ballot issues, and both went the opposite way of what he would have liked.
Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan said not much will change in the police approach to people using and possessing small amounts of marijuana. That’s been decriminalized for almost eight years.
The measure passed by Massachusetts voters on Tuesday charges the state treasurer’s office with creating the Cannabis Control Commission to oversee the new industry.
Much of the state-level focus this election season in Massachusetts has been on the four ballot questions.
Neither Worcester Congressman Jim McGovern nor Springfield Representative Richie Neal face major party challengers this year. So where does their campaign money go?
In Massachusetts, the nine-member congressional delegation is made up entirely of Democrats and only four of them are facing Republican opponents.