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.
Rural Massachusetts communities still without high speed internet may get help, as state lawmakers aim to pass a bill to pay for a final stretch of broadband.
The bill is a compromise between nurses and hospitals hashed out by Sen. Stan Rosenberg.
The Massachusetts House Speaker unveiled the legislation with only two months for lawmakers to pass it before the end of the session in July.
After talking about the issue for years, the Massachusetts legislature could soon take up gun control legislation.