Five Democrats are vying to replace outgoing Massachusetts State Senator Gale Candaras in Greater Springfield.
Massachusetts shoppers will get a weekend free of sales tax on most purchases. That’s after Governor Deval Patrick signed an economic development bill Wednesday.
Members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation are weighing in on US air strikes in Northern Iraq. While the White House is billing these as humanitarian operations, lawmakers are concerned they could lead to increased military action.
Like college freshmen scurrying to finish their term papers, Massachusetts legislators showed that procrastination doesn’t always spell doom. Before Thursday night’s deadline, they squeaked through bills aimed at reducing gun violence, creating jobs and strengthening domestic violence rules.
Bills are being debated that would get rid of a pre-authorization requirement from insurance companies to stay in detoxification facilities.
Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal says he doesn’t think Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee will be used to temporarily house unaccompanied children who crossed over the nation’s southern border. Governor Deval Patrick has proposed Westover as a shelter site.
The resurrected local chapter of the NAACP claims that open city positions have not been widely posted among minority communities.
The unemployment rates in Massachusetts and Connecticut saw modest declines last month according to numbers released Thursday. Each state’s jobless figure is the lowest it’s […]
The study examined how much money states spent on prisoner health care during a four-year period.
Rural Massachusetts communities still without high speed internet may get help, as state lawmakers aim to pass a bill to pay for a final stretch of broadband.
The gambling board dismissed a request by the City of Boston to delay the process of awarding a casino license until after the November election.
Massachusetts health officials Friday announced 11 of 20 proposed medical marijuana dispensaries will advance to the final step before opening, but a facility in Holyoke is not one of them.
The bill is a compromise between nurses and hospitals hashed out by Sen. Stan Rosenberg.
Springfield area business leaders are wondering if they’ll ever see the economic impact from a proposed casino project. That’s after the state’s highest court placed a question repealing Massachusetts’ casino law on the November ballot.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday that a question calling for repeal of the 2011 law can be on the November ballot.
READ: SJC ruling