The measure passed by Massachusetts voters on Tuesday charges the state treasurer’s office with creating the Cannabis Control Commission to oversee the new industry.
Tahirah Amatul-Wadud said she must move past the fear, as the election result presents an opportunity for minority groups to organize.
After several previous attempts, a group of Springfield city councilors say they will introduce legislation next week to re-establish a Police Commission with hiring and firing authority. And they say they have enough support to override a suspected mayoral veto.
The CPA adds on a surcharge to property tax bills in order fund local projects. This makes cities and towns eligible for matching state funds.
We take a tour through Election Day in Northampton, a place some might fondly call—a neighborhood of “nasty women.”
REGIONAL RESULTS: Ballot Questions, Contested Races In Western Mass.
BALLOT QUESTIONS: Massachusetts Voters Say Yes To Marijuana, No To More Charter Schools
NATIONAL RESULTS: From NPR
Democrat Adam Hinds, running for office for the first time, beat Republican Christine Canning for the state Senate seat that includes parts of all four western counties. He’ll replace outgoing Senator Ben Downing.
Governor Charlie Baker is a popular guy. His approval ratings hover around 70 percent. But on the two ballot questions that Baker chose to stick his neck out on, voters thought better.
Could an individual with a felony in their past be considered to work at one of Massachusetts’ casinos? The head of the state Gaming Commission said the law is clear, but he wants it changed.
Many schools in western Massachusetts are closed on Election Day. One reason is concern about the safety of children. Another is to use the day for teacher training programs.
The Massachusetts Secretary of State’s office reports about one-third of expected votes for the election were cast during early voting.
Much of the state-level focus this election season in Massachusetts has been on the four ballot questions.
A mother’s greatest lesson to her daughter came one night, when she put herself and citizenship above the family, if only for one meal.
A new study finds significant social, demographic and regional disparity associated with youth employment in Western Massachusetts. Mark Melnik, director of the UMass Donahue Institute, shares what concerns him the most about the findings.
Our commentator says she somehow must assure her kids that, “regardless of the outcome on Election Day, they are not pariahs in their own land.”