A meeting of the Governor’s Council devolved into a shouting match this week. The council’s western Massachusetts representative says the government body needs better rules.
Many legislators, elected officials and judges in Massachusetts are now in line for much bigger paychecks. That’s after the legislature last week overrode Governor Charlie Baker’s veto of a pay raise bill.
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.
Governor Baker will attend Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, but Congresswoman Katherine Clark will not.
In 2016, what most surprised our esteemed journalists? Also — from backyard gardening to big Holyoke political changes to Gov. Charlie Baker’s political fortunes (or misfortunes) — what’s on the docket for 2017?
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 Boston-based advocacy group says the push by the state of Massachusetts to move homeless families out of motels has left some without a place to live.
A group of Massachusetts Senators, including Stan Rosenberg of Amherst, head to Minnesota to fact-find, this week.
Some tourist attractions and agencies in western Massachusetts are facing tough budget choices after Governor Charlie Baker announced spending cuts this week.
This week, state lawmakers in charge of the budget hear how much revenue they’ll likely have to work with.
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.
Leaders of New England states and eastern Canadian provinces are in Boston this week for an annual conference, with a focus on technology and energy.
Hampden County Sheriff Michael Ashe held his 39th and final clambake Wednesday. The annual event has been a must-attend gathering for elected officials, aspiring politicians and law enforcement officials from across Massachusetts. Ashe, one of the longest-serving elected officials in the state, is set to retire at the end of the years after 42 years as sheriff.
Governor Charlie Baker is scheduled to sign a bill Monday that would make Massachusetts’ utilities purchase more hydro and wind power.
The Massachusetts Legislature restored millions in spending to the state budget during a rare Saturday session, over the objections of Governor Charlie Baker.