The House and Senate capped their allegedly busy period last week by advancing mostly non-controversial bills and illustrating their differences more than their areas of agreement.
Deirdre Griffin from Jewish Family Service says technically the governor has no say in where refugees are placed, but adds that it’s important for refugees to have good working relationships with the communities that welcome them.
Legislative leaders and Governor Charlie Baker do not appear too concerned by their lack of progress on major bills as they head towards a seven-week recess period that starts later this week.
Is there another budget problem festering on Beacon Hill? Three-plus months into the new fiscal year, the Baker administration has ratcheted down its estimate of revenues available to support the $38.1 billion budget.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is proposing to expand the number of charter schools in the state’s lowest performing school districts.
Members of the Massachusetts Senate will likely address the state’s opioid addiction crisis as they return to Beacon Hill for formal sessions.
Governors Michael Dukakis and William Weld were unable to advance a project connecting downtown Boston’s two train hubs and closing the broken link in East Coast rail service. On Wednesday, they plan to meet with Governor Charlie Baker to appeal to him to get the job done.
Governor Charlie Baker travels to Newfoundland this week to meet with New England governors and Canadian premiers where energy options will be on the agenda.
Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
State leaders ordered a review of the Boston 2024 Olympic bid when it was still alive. This week, Bay State residents will get a look at that report.
Nothing says summer recess like the president of the United States vacationing for two weeks on a Massachusetts island while the state’s top elected officials shower themselves in ice in front of the capitol to raise money for charity.
Governor Charlie Baker’s signature is all that’s needed to green-light a “sales tax holiday” on August 15th and 16th. The Legislature passed the sales tax holiday bill last week, which has become an annual event in recent years.
The Massachusetts Cultural Council is calling attention to Governor Charlie Baker’s decision to cut $2 million of the arts agency’s funding.
35-thousand personal care attendants in Massachusetts — who provide healthcare services to seniors and the disabled — are poised to become the first home health aides in the country to make 15-dollars an hour
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is among those hailing today’s decision by the U-S Supreme Court granting same-sex couples the right to get married nationwide.