This week, Governor Charlie Baker is likely to announce his nominees to the Supreme Judicial Court. Plus, a very speculative look at whether the legislature will tinker with the rules to fill a U.S. Senate seat vacancy.
This is the second of two perspectives we’re airing this week on a Massachusetts bill to expand public accommodation rights to the transgender community.
Our panel reviews the big stories of the week.
Connecticut lawmakers will return next week to focus on the state’s $1 billion dollar deficit for the coming fiscal year.
Republican Governor Charlie Baker faces a new political challenge in the months ahead: work with Beacon Hill Democrats during legislative crunch time while also working to unseat some of those same Democrats.
There’s a wide variety of hearings and topics ahead at the Statehouse this week. One likely contentious formal session will be held on Thursday, as the […]
Governor Baker signs an opioid bill, the legislature hits a bill-reporting deadline, and a look at the prospects for a bill that would raise the smoking age to 21.
Along with most schools across the state, Beacon Hill is a bit sleepy this week. Most committees are taking a break – and neither the […]
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.
This week, public hearings begin on Governor Baker’s budget, the Senate takes up public records, and some Massachusetts politicians head to the Granite State ahead of New Hampshire’s primaries.
A new state budget cycle gets underway next week in Massachusetts and the proceedings this year will carry extra weight for local aid to cities and towns.
State revenues in Massachusetts have fallen slightly short of projections. Governor Charlie Baker has said he wanted to see those numbers before deciding whether or not to make mid-year budget cuts.
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.
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.
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.