A state task force is expected to release a report on the MBTA’s failures during this winter’s storms this week. Gov. Charlie Baker has discouraged the push for new taxes to help solve the transit system’s problems.
Lawmakers and the governor remain focused on budget issues mostly to the exclusion of other stated policy priorities. Since breaking from formal sessions at the end of July 2014, the Legislature has shouldered a light workload.
As lawmakers map out a series of public hearings to learn more about Gov. Charlie Baker’s $38.1 billion fiscal 2016 budget, they are also busy passing through the Legislature the governor’s proposal to pour $350 million in fresh appropriations into the fiscal 2015 budget.
Maura Healey begins her term as Massachusetts Attorney General today.
Rosenberg is settling into his new role as Senate President, with lawmakers facing a budget gap.
Both the United Independent and Green-Rainbow parties won the necessary 3 percent of the vote in a Massachusetts state wide race this year.
The state holds its primaries on Tuesday, with the Republican nomination for governor up for grabs.
Tim Allen is challenging the residency of fellow Democrat Eric Lesser in the 1st Hampden Hampshire senate race.
Massachusetts House members gather for long sessions beginning today to process a $36.2 billion annual spending bill.
Raise Up Massachusetts isn’t stopping its campaign to raise the minimum wage through a ballot question, even after House Speaker Robert DeLeo brought the legislature one step closer to raising the wage on its own.
If the raise passes town meeting, it will head to the state legislature for approval.
President Obama has a new phrase he’s been using a lot lately: “I’ve got a pen, and I’ve got a phone.”