Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg said one possible change to the state’s marijuana law could involve who oversees the regulation of pot sales. Voters last year passed a legalization ballot question, which gave control of the Cannabis Control Board to the state treasurer.
The proposal would bump up the pay of House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Stan Rosenberg by $45,000 each, as well as the Governor. Rosenberg said increasing the stipends for leadership positions is a long time coming.
This Wednesday is the deadline to register to vote in the November election in Massachusetts.
Members of the Massachusetts legislature worked late into the night on Sunday, up against a midnight deadline to end their two-year formal session.
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 […]
Governor Charlie Baker releases his budget bill this week, while House Speaker Robert DeLeo lays out his priorities for 2016.
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.
Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo says he’s doubtful the legislature would approve a measure allowing municipalities to levy a local gasoline tax.
The Massachusetts Legislature pauses from its slow, snow-clogged start to the 2015 session for school vacation week, a span where activity on Beacon Hill has historically decreased.
The Massachusetts House Speaker unveiled the legislation with only two months for lawmakers to pass it before the end of the session in July.
The leaders of the Massachusetts House and Senate are calling for the head of the state’s Department of Children and Families to resign.
The House committee which was preparing the bill missed a deadline by one day. And now the Senate won’t grant an extension.
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.
Updated at 1:14 p.m. The bill came one day after the state Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of women riding the Boston subway did not violate the law.
The Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday dismissed the state’s case against Michael Robertson, who was accused of using his cell phone to take upskirt photographs of women on the MBTA’s Green Line.