Capped by Christmas on Friday, the week ahead will likely start with a flourish and grow progressively quieter despite the official arrival of winter.
Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg says only one of his colleagues has accepted a politically risky position on a special committee investigating the possible regulation of marijuana in the state.
Rosenberg is going armed with a few thousand pages of public testimony on the natural gas pipeline proposal.
State leaders ordered a review of the Boston 2024 Olympic bid when it was still alive. This week, Bay State residents will get a look at that report.
Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg says the state should provide money to help local police departments try out body cameras on officers.
Governor Charlie Baker’s signature is all that’s needed to green-light a “sales tax holiday” on August 15th and 16th. The Legislature passed the sales tax holiday bill last week, which has become an annual event in recent years.
Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
Senate President Stan Rosenberg’s leadership team is preparing to release its first annual state budget proposal on Tuesday.Joint legislative committees, which are controlled by the House, have scheduled eight hearings for Tuesday as those panels ramp up their activity five months into the 2015-2016 session.
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.
Did the Patrick Administration break the law when it cut funding for school transportation last November?
Tax collections are running close to estimates halfway through Massachusetts fiscal year but the $36.5 billion state budget is out of balance by more than $500 million, according to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker,
Rosenberg is settling into his new role as Senate President, with lawmakers facing a budget gap.
With the new legislative session about underway, comes the election of Massachusetts’ House Speaker and Senate President. Among the pair, western Massachusetts’ first legislative leader in about 40 years, Senator Stan Rosenberg from Amherst.
Sixty-six days after his narrow election over Martha Coakley, Governor-elect Charlie Baker is set to take office Thursday when Senator Stan Rosenberg, expected to be elected Senate president on Wednesday, administers the oath of office.
Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray has helped engineer an orderly transition to her successor, Senator Stan Rosenberg, and managed to put an extensive chamber renovation plan, including funding, in place prior to her departure and in the midst of criticism of harmful cuts to state programs and services.