In the U.S. eggs, measured by the number Americans eat and changing industry standards, are big ticket items. A ballot question in Massachusetts would make it illegal to sell veal, pork or eggs from animals who’ve been confined to crates or cages of a certain size. Other New England states have already adopted some farm-animal welfare regulations concerning pigs or calves. But not regarding chickens.
It’s a slow moving trend, but early voting is taking hold state-by-state. Massachusetts is the most recent to offer ballots to all registered voters ahead of Election Day.
College students are returning to campuses across the country this week. In New England, a demographic shift has some public colleges and universities trying to fill seats by luring students from neighboring states.
In 2015, the Connecticut Legislature set aside $15 million to help police departments buy body cameras. But only 10 out of the more than 100 eligible law enforcement agencies have responded.
A new law that defines sexual consent took effect in Connecticut today. It says only “yes” means “yes” on college campuses. The law mandates that […]
The guidance is unlikely to cause much protest among Massachusetts educators, according to the superintendent of the Northampton Public Schools.
Connecticut lawmakers will return next week to focus on the state’s $1 billion dollar deficit for the coming fiscal year.
As his team aims for its fourth straight NCAA title, Geno Auriemma is responding to questions of gender bias.
Malloy will propose more than $550 million in across-the-board spending cuts for the next fiscal year. He delivers his State of the State address Wednesday.
What made The Short List this week? Big Headlines for 2015: Voter Turnout, Viaduct Construction Fewer Headlines in 2015: Chinese-owned CRRC USA Rail Corp., Springfield […]
According to the state Department of Public Health, several Massachusetts counties remain undervaccinated, including Hampshire and Franklin.
Hartford voters go to the polls in a few days. The focus is on the Democratic primary, where incumbent mayor Pedro Segarra is facing off with challenger Luke Bronin.
The Connecticut legislature pulled an all-nighter Tuesday night as it goes down to the wire to get a budget passed before the session ends Wednesday. We get an update from Chris Keating of the Hartford Courant.
As the Connecticut legislative session heads into its final week, Democratic leaders from the legislature and the governor’s office are meeting behind closed doors to finalize a budget.
This week, MGM broke ground on its casino in Springfield. When it opens in late 2017, the western Massachusetts resort may find itself in the middle of a region stacked with casinos.