The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

The first gambling facility in Massachusetts will open on Wednesday in Plainville, over three years after lawmakers legalized casino gaming. Massachusetts is about to begin learning about the advantages and disadvantages of expanded gaming.

The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

The governor’s task force charged with exploring Massachusetts’ opioid addiction crisis holds its final meeting on Thursday. Policymakers are looking to the task force for additional courses of action to deal with the problem.

In Greenfield, DCF Workers Rally For Lower Case Loads, More Funding

Social workers from Massachusetts’ Department of Children and Families, trying to get the attention of the public Beacon Hill lawmakers, rallied Monday in downtown Greenfield, Massachusetts. More funding is needed for DCF, they say, to hire additional social workers and reduce the dangerously high number of caseloads on their plates.