Beacon Hill lawmakers are five weeks into a new two-year session, and things are off to a pretty slow start.
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?
Governor Baker will attend Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, but Congresswoman Katherine Clark will not.
A budget deficit of over $1 billion for the next fiscal year is overshadowing the new legislative session.
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?
A group of Massachusetts Senators, including Stan Rosenberg of Amherst, head to Minnesota to fact-find, this week.
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.
Much of the state-level focus this election season in Massachusetts has been on the four ballot questions.
Governor Baker meets with leaders of the state legislature. A likely topic: state revenues falling short of projections.
This Friday is the deadline to register to vote in the September 8th state primary in Massachusetts.
When the House and Senate gavel back in after their Fourth of July break, there will be less than four weeks remaining until the end of formal sessions.
At the end of the week, Massachusetts will welcome fiscal year 20-17. As it stands, it looks like state revenues are down about $750 million […]
Budget negotiators in the Massachusetts legislature are facing big challenges and a looming deadline after the Baker administration announced a drop in expected revenue for the next fiscal year.