Retiring Mass. state Sen. Stephen Brewer talks about filling the state’s budget gap, his farewell speech on Beacon Hill and his plans for the future. (Hint: a banjo is involved.)
This week’s elections passed just ahead of key court dates for three former probation officials convicted on corruption charges, before a judge revisits a controversial health care anti-trust settlement, and before the Patrick administration publicly acknowledged that a $325 million hole is developing in the four-month-old $36.5 billion state budget.
Massachusetts casinos could draw gamblers away from tribal casinos in southeastern Connecticut.
The report says Massachusetts should look to other states for guidance in reforming the state’s child protection system
Massachusetts Legislative leaders this week could act on bills allowing more charter schools, reducing gun violence, and imposing new rules on super PACs.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick expected to sign state budget this week.
The fiscal 2015 budget talks head into complete darkness this week with the appointment of a six-member conference committee that will recommend a final spending plan.
Massachusetts House members gather for long sessions beginning today to process a $36.2 billion annual spending bill.
Both states’ snow removal costs went beyond their budgets, though more so in Massachusetts than Connecticut.
Despite a recent lull, western Massachusetts has been hit with a handful of snow storms so far this winter.
Funding for a state program that provides summer jobs to low income youth is on the table in the Massachusetts legislature.
A series of amendments proposed by a Massachusetts lawmaker would increase funding to state colleges and universities that could freeze student fees for the next academic year.
Lawmakers in the Massachusetts House released a budget proposal which would increase state spending by 3.9 percent.