A meeting of the Governor’s Council devolved into a shouting match this week. The council’s western Massachusetts representative says the government body needs better rules.
Governor Charlie Baker is scheduled to sign a bill Monday that would make Massachusetts’ utilities purchase more hydro and wind power.
This week, Governor Charlie Baker is likely to announce his nominees to the Supreme Judicial Court. Plus, a very speculative look at whether the legislature will tinker with the rules to fill a U.S. Senate seat vacancy.
Along with most schools across the state, Beacon Hill is a bit sleepy this week. Most committees are taking a break – and neither the […]
As Governor Charlie Baker prepares to fill five vacancies on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, lawyers in Western Mass offer their advice on representation.
Tuesday’s New Hampshire presidential primaries are dominating attention, accentuated Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker’s decision to endorse New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
After long and widespread outages, state officials found Western Massachusetts Electric Company or WMECO, National Grid, and NSTAR violated their legal requirements to safely and promptly restore service. They hit the electric companies with fines totaling almost $25 million.
An interview with the Associated Press reporter covering the Supreme Judicial Court arguments over the line between criminal harassment and free speech.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court reconvenes for oral arguments Tuesday, after its summer break and a pair of personnel changes.
Massachusetts’ highest court now has one fewer voice from the western and central parts of the state.
Gants has served on the Supreme Judicial Court since 2009. In accepting the governor’s nomination for chief justice in April, Gants said the court should be a problem solver.
It was only 18 months ago that the Governor’s Council voted unanimously to confirm Hines to a seat on the Appeals Court. At a hearing last week, all eight councilors said they would again support her.
Geraldine Hines would become the first African American woman to serve on the Supreme Judicial Court if she’s confirmed by the Governor’s Council.
Governor Deval Patrick is standing by Massachusetts’ casino law. The state Supreme Judicial Court ruled this week voters will have a say in whether to […]
At a meeting last week, the nominee said nothing. The hours of testimony were devoted to speakers praising Associate Justice Ralph Gants, and members of the governor’s council questioning those speakers.