As he begins his fourth term in office, Sheriff Thomas Hodgson is proposing a national work program for inmates, and he’d like to begin with work on the wall.
While Massachusetts has health reform structures that predate Obamacare, health care leaders say the state relies on federal support.
A budget deficit of over $1 billion for the next fiscal year is overshadowing the new legislative session.
Solomon Goldstein-Rose of Amherst and Bud Williams of Springfield join the House, while Adam Hinds of Pittsfield becomes a state senator.
Vermont’s success at reducing its moose population seems to have spared the animals from the worst effects of winter ticks, which have hit neighboring states hard.
Matt Farley might be one of the most prolific recording artists of all time. He’s not a household name, but he’s got thousands of songs scattered across digital music services like Spotify and iTunes.
Ads on Craigslist in Western Massachusetts are selling plastic bags for prices ranging from $20 to $325. The seller maintains the pot inside is a legal gift. The ad appeared after a new law went into effect allowing people in the state to possess and give marijuana as a gift.
Orlando Ramos was elected and sworn in Monday to a one-year term as Council President. Ramos said his number one priority is to improve police-community relations.
A new, two-year legislative session begins this week. New lawmakers will be sworn in, but the balance of power won’t change.
A Springfield city councilor is on track to juggle two elected positions in the new year, as he begins a term in the Massachusetts state legislature.
In 2016, what most surprised our esteemed journalists? Also — from backyard gardening to big Holyoke political changes to Gov. Charlie Baker’s political fortunes (or misfortunes) — what’s on the docket for 2017?
In 2014, the Obama administration issued a federal memo aiming to put an end to random deportations of people living illegally in the U.S. who aren’t criminals. But a closer look finds that there are still cases where immigration authorities are ignoring these policies, including in Vermont.
Massachusetts has agreed to a $640,000 settlement from Kinder Morgan to allow the company to run a pipeline through conservation land in Berkshire County on its way from New York to Connecticut.
The Democrat from Worcester said he’s ready to fight the incoming Republican administration.
Back in 2000, voters passed a question, incrementally dropping the income tax rate to 5 percent. The legislature then added a provision that only allowed for the decreases if the state hit certain revenue goals, which it didn’t this year.