Massachusetts lawmakers pushed through their first major piece of legislation of the new session last week: a pay raise for themselves. This week, they may override Governor Baker’s veto of that bill.
President Donald Trump’s first full week in office began today, and we still know little about the magnitude of the cuts and changes he’ll make to measures passed under the Obama Administration. Will the changes make a big difference to the budget Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker lays out this week?
A new, two-year legislative session begins this week. New lawmakers will be sworn in, but the balance of power won’t change.
The Massachusetts unemployment rate is at its lowest level in 15 years, but recently we’ve seen budget cuts and state employee buyouts. So what’s going on with the state budget?
Former Massachusetts House Speaker Sal DiMasi will be released from prison Tuesday. The early end to his sentence could provide momentum for a state “compassionate release” law.
In last week’s election, Governor Charlie Baker took strong stands on two major ballot issues, and both went the opposite way of what he would have liked.
Much of the state-level focus this election season in Massachusetts has been on the four ballot questions.
This Wednesday is the deadline to register to vote in the November election in Massachusetts.
Two cases of possible ethical issues in Massachusetts’ Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs have cropped up in the past few months.
The coming shakeup in the leadership of Massachusetts’ Democratic Party, plus new regulations on medical marijuana.
Governor Baker meets with leaders of the state legislature. A likely topic: state revenues falling short of projections.
Most state legislators do not face primary challenges in the elections this week.
When it comes to legislative issues, the six candidates to replace state Rep. Ellen Story have very similar stances. But if voters pay them due diligence, the candidates’ varied experiences, races and ages tell six very different stories.
This Friday is the deadline to register to vote in the September 8th state primary in Massachusetts.
Members of the Massachusetts legislature worked late into the night on Sunday, up against a midnight deadline to end their two-year formal session.