Supreme Judicial Court chief justice nominee Ralph Gants on Thursday pledged to improve access to justice for all residents and to focus the courts on “problem solving” and sentencing practices that both punish criminals and reduce instances of reoffending.
It’s the season of budgets and potholes for communities in Massachusetts. Cities and towns can fill holes in roads and finances through local aid from the state, but the process of distributing that aid is predictably contentious.
Patrick said his public health department worked through the weekend to try to find a solution. And he thought they had one right up until Tuesday, when the board of Northern Berkshire Healthcare announced it was shutting down come Friday.
The idea was that states would decide it was too expensive to qualify their residents for food aid and save the feds some money. But that’s not happening in some states, including Connecticut, Vermont – and now – Massachusetts.
Many essential parts of the state’s health insurance website still don’t work even though it was supposed to be up and running six months ago. And state officials have repeatedly blamed IT company CGI for the failures.
Updated at 1:14 p.m. The bill came one day after the state Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of women riding the Boston subway did not violate the law.
In a letter to Gov. Deval Patrick, Ireland wrote that he was quickly approaching the mandatory retirement age of 70. And to make the transition smoother, he said he wanted to retire before the court’s new session begins in September.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s proposed budget is not enough to freeze tuition and fees for another year at the state’s public colleges and universities. We asked the state’s Higher Education Commissioner why.
Earlier this week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick came to Springfield to celebrate Black History Month with students at the William DeBerry Elementary School.
At the start of his final year in office, Patrick has faced crises with the state’s failing health insurance website, and at the Department of Children and Families over a missing 5-year-old boy.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says he’s not fazed by comments from House Speaker Robert DeLeo ruling out any new taxes in the state’s next budget.
Republicans slammed the governor’s plan to withdraw money from the state’s rainy day fund and to tax candy and soda.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick met privately and briefly with Boston Mayor-elect Marty Walsh at the governor’s office Monday.
Massachusetts leads an energy efficiency score card for the third year in a row. The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) every year ranks all the states.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick called Monday for embattled Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle to respond to concerns over his spending that led to a suspension of state funds t