Massachusetts lawmakers pushed through their first major piece of legislation of the new session last week: a pay raise for themselves. This week, they may override Governor Baker’s veto of that bill.
President Donald Trump’s first full week in office began today, and we still know little about the magnitude of the cuts and changes he’ll make to measures passed under the Obama Administration. Will the changes make a big difference to the budget Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker lays out this week?
A group of Massachusetts Senators, including Stan Rosenberg of Amherst, head to Minnesota to fact-find, this week.
Eight days to go before Election Day — but already hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts residents have cast ballots during the state’s first-ever early voting period.
Ballots in Massachusetts include four important questions this year. Last week, Senate President Stan Rosenberg said he would vote for the ballot question legalizing recreational marijuana.
The coming shakeup in the leadership of Massachusetts’ Democratic Party, plus new regulations on medical marijuana.
Governor Baker meets with leaders of the state legislature. A likely topic: state revenues falling short of projections.
Quiet times in the legislature, but government and politics are in full gear.
The Massachusetts Legislature restored millions in spending to the state budget during a rare Saturday session, over the objections of Governor Charlie Baker.
When the House and Senate gavel back in after their Fourth of July break, there will be less than four weeks remaining until the end of formal sessions.
At the end of the week, Massachusetts will welcome fiscal year 20-17. As it stands, it looks like state revenues are down about $750 million […]
The next Massachusetts budget is now in the hands of a committee of six lawmakers — they’ll work out the differences of the versions of […]
A conference committee must now work out a compromise spending plan for the fiscal year budget that begins in July. Massachusetts state Senators passed their version of the budget last week, after tacking on several policy priorities.
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 […]
Along with most schools across the state, Beacon Hill is a bit sleepy this week. Most committees are taking a break – and neither the […]