The Massachusetts Senate has already checked a criminal justice overhaul off its to-do list. Last week, the State House checked off a measure guaranteeing free birth control. But there's a lot left to do, with legislative deadlines looming.
After the mass shooting in Las Vegas last week, some lawmakers began to push to restrict a modification device for rifles called a bump stock. It allows semi-automatic weapons to act like automatic ones.
Massachusetts politicians are getting involved in the sweepstakes surrounding Amazon's hunt for a second headquarters. That long-term goal comes as the state receives some good short-term news on tax collections.
Community organizations, labor groups and business leaders gather to testify at the Massachusetts Statehouse Tuesday for a legislative hearing on a number of bills that would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.