The Massachusetts Republican Party says it wants to end an internal fight over whether a tea party candidate can appear on the ballot for governor. But it’s unclear if the candidate, Mark Fisher, will accept the GOP’s offer.
Noah Berger of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center noted that DCF funding is still 10 percent below what it was back in 2008 and adjusted for inflation.
Olga Roche, the head of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, has resigned. Her departure follows the deaths of three children, each in unrelated cases.
The leaders of the Massachusetts House and Senate are calling for the head of the state’s Department of Children and Families to resign.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is demanding that the head of the state gaming commission recuse himself from the vote over an eastern Massachusetts casino.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations monitors hate crimes against Muslims. The group’s Ibrahim Hooper says there’s been no significant increase in reports of harassment, assaults or damage to mosques since the marathon bombings.
The House committee which was preparing the bill missed a deadline by one day. And now the Senate won’t grant an extension.
The idea was that states would decide it was too expensive to qualify their residents for food aid and save the feds some money. But that’s not happening in some states, including Connecticut, Vermont – and now – Massachusetts.
Many essential parts of the state’s health insurance website still don’t work even though it was supposed to be up and running six months ago. And state officials have repeatedly blamed IT company CGI for the failures.
The report from the Child Welfare League of America essentially reiterates what the Patrick administration has been calling for since the boy’s disappearance.
Small cameras that record and store our license plate information are popping up almost everywhere. In Massachusetts, privacy advocates are urging the state Legislature to regulate the data.
Updated at 1:14 p.m. The bill came one day after the state Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of women riding the Boston subway did not violate the law.
The hearing room was standing room only and both sides offered impassioned testimony.
State Inspector Genereal Glen Cunha says the lab was plagued by management failures, inadequate training and a lack of protocols.
Environmentalists say that tucked into the bill is a provision that rolls back protections for ocean sanctuaries that have been in place for four decades.