Sen. Jason Lewis, who co-chairs the Public Health Committee, said that about half of the state’s population lives in municipalities that have adopted local regulations setting 21 as the minimum age to purchase tobacco.
Citing inadequate commitments from prospective customers, Kinder Morgan on Wednesday suspended further work and spending on its Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline project, which held the possibility of helping Massachusetts and the New England to meet its energy and electricity cost goals.
The House unveils its budget, Baker signs the solar bill, plus: the ten-year anniversary of RomneyCare.
Massachusetts lawmakers are looking to pump more money into the state budget as some state accounts are close to running out of money.
This week: the likely passage of a bill to restore driving rights to ex-drug offenders, negotiations on public records, and a look at Attorney General Maura Healey’s activism on transgender rights.
Governor Baker signs an opioid bill, the legislature hits a bill-reporting deadline, and a look at the prospects for a bill that would raise the smoking age to 21.
Massachusetts voters pick their presidential candidates. Plus, a look at the slow pace of legislative activity on Beacon Hill.
Investigations into Mass. state Sen. Brian Joyce have expanded beyond the state Ethics Commission to the FBI and the IRS after the two federal agencies on Wednesday raided the Canton law offices of the Milton Democrat, officials said.
Tuesday’s New Hampshire presidential primaries are dominating attention, accentuated Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker’s decision to endorse New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Gov. Charlie Baker, a moderate New England Republican who has resisted overtures to get involved in the rowdy GOP primary for president, will on Friday endorse New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
This week, public hearings begin on Governor Baker’s budget, the Senate takes up public records, and some Massachusetts politicians head to the Granite State ahead of New Hampshire’s primaries.
State health officials have confirmed one case of the Zika virus in Massachusetts and said additional cases will not come as a surprise, though the virus cannot be spread from one infected person to others.
Boston’s top cop, seated at a table strewn with imitation guns, urged Beacon Hill lawmakers Thursday to keep citizens and police officers safe by requiring replica firearms be made more clearly discernible from the real thing.
Capped by Christmas on Friday, the week ahead will likely start with a flourish and grow progressively quieter despite the official arrival of winter.
A new state budget cycle gets underway next week in Massachusetts and the proceedings this year will carry extra weight for local aid to cities and towns.