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.
Reviving an effort that stalled under his predecessor, Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday proposed legislation that would give local officials control over the number of liquor licenses that can be handed out to bars and restaurants in their communities.
Professional solicitors in 2014 collected $543 million on behalf of Massachusetts charities but only $338 million ended up with those charities, according to a report released Monday by Attorney General Maura Healey.
The House and Senate capped their allegedly busy period last week by advancing mostly non-controversial bills and illustrating their differences more than their areas of agreement.
Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan with plans to build a major pipeline through parts of Massachusetts, called the study a “seriously flawed” review.
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Legislative leaders and Governor Charlie Baker do not appear too concerned by their lack of progress on major bills as they head towards a seven-week recess period that starts later this week.
This week will bring recommendations for K-12 public education financing and a major new effort to get residents signed up for health insurance. Meantime, the Legislature limps into November, without much to show for accomplishments this fall.
Is there another budget problem festering on Beacon Hill? Three-plus months into the new fiscal year, the Baker administration has ratcheted down its estimate of revenues available to support the $38.1 billion budget.
Hearings on transgender rights legislation, cost trends in health care and bills to crack down on distracted drivers will spice up the week ahead.