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.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says he’s not fazed by comments from House Speaker Robert DeLeo ruling out any new taxes in the state’s next budget.
Republicans slammed the governor’s plan to withdraw money from the state’s rainy day fund and to tax candy and soda.
The Massachusetts House speaker says the recommendations will be the basis for new gun control legislation. He says the House will take up the bill by this summer.
A day after the State of the Commonwealth and the State of the Union speeches, Massachusetts House speaker Robert DeLeo unveiled his priorities for the […]
Massachusetts legislative leaders are outlining a plan they say will boost spending on the state’s transportation needs by half a billion dollars.
Members of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s administration continue efforts this week to pitch his proposed budget to constituents across the state.