Only four days left to finish legislative session on Beacon Hill.
Massachusetts lawmakers are now grinding out the final two weeks of formal sessions, forcing bills through, often with little or no debate.
Gov. Deval Patrick has offered to house up to 1,000 children from Central America in a temporary shelter at either the Joint Base Cape Cod in Bourne or Westover Air Base in Chicopee as they await immigration processing.
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Massachusetts Legislative leaders this week could act on bills allowing more charter schools, reducing gun violence, and imposing new rules on super PACs.
The cuts include money to restore Perry Auditorium at Gardner City Hall, funding for the World is Our Classroom non-profit in Springfield and money to repair the Mahar dam in Orange.
Prior to the vote, an unusually large number of House Democrats joined their Republican colleagues to support a bid to delay a vote on gun legislation for one week, but the measure failed.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick expected to sign state budget this week.
Appeals Court Judge Geraldine Hines is on her way to sit on the state’s highest court after all eight members of the Governor’s Council said Wednesday they plan to vote to confirm her for a seat on the Supreme Judicial Court.
Among the bills now awaiting Governor Deval Patrick’s signature, which is expected, is a measure that would give Massachusetts a nation’s highest $11 an hour minimum wage.
Only three of the five Massachusetts democratic candidates for governor will be advancing to the September primary.
New leader for Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court likely named this week.
The fiscal 2015 budget talks head into complete darkness this week with the appointment of a six-member conference committee that will recommend a final spending plan.
The ongoing trial of Massachusetts’ former Probation Commissioner could overshadow other events at the State House this week.
Massachusetts House leaders keep saying legislation to address gun violence is a priority, but they’ve been slow to unveil a proposal after delegating research on the issue for months to a working group of outsiders.
Three months from today, according to the hopes of many lawmakers, Governor Deval Patrick will have signed or be on the verge of signing a slew of bills.