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About 12,000 kids in Massachusetts lack health insurance, giving the state a 99 percent coverage rate among its 1.39 million children.That's according to data presented... [Read More]
Support for water safety, youth government programs, diabetes prevention, and early education are among the wide-ranging list of asks that YMCA staff and advocates made... [Read More]
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The number of opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts fell an estimated 8. [Read More]
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A group of lawmakers studying whether to extend the state public records law to cover themselves and their colleagues kicked off its work Tuesday, an... [Read More]
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Sen. Michael Barrett was diagnosed Monday with a rare and curable form of leukemia and will be hospitalized for about a month, his office announced... [Read More]
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Former Senate President Stanley Rosenberg on Thursday declined to say whether he'd seek the presidency again in 2019. Senate Democrats on Wednesday announced plans to... [Read More]
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The Senate on Thursday voted 37-0 to drop the "acting" from Sen. Harriette Chandler's title and install her as the chamber's president for the remainder of... [Read More]
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Steve Wynn's resignation as chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts raises new questions for investigators revisiting whether the company is suitable to build a casino... [Read More]
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Steve Wynn's resignation as chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts raises new questions for investigators revisiting whether the company is suitable to build a casino... [Read More]
Jeff Riley, the superintendent and receiver of Lawrence Public Schools, is on track become the state's next education commissioner after an 8-3 vote by the... [Read More]
By Katie Lannan State House News Service BOSTON -- In one corner is the quahog, the hard-shell clam commonly... [Read More]
By Katie Lannan State House news Service BOSTON -- Two longtime human services advocates who left their posts late... [Read More]
Jeff Riley, the superintendent and receiver of Lawrence Public Schools, is on track become the state's next education commissioner after an 8-3 vote by the... [Read More]
The Massachusetts Senate on Thursday voted unanimously to wipe outdated and unenforced laws restricting abortion and contraception from the books, a move one lawmaker said... [Read More]
A midyear spending bill expected in the coming weeks will steer state funds to school districts educating Puerto Rican students displaced by hurricanes, including Lowell... [Read More]
Beginning next year, Massachusetts voters would be able to register to vote on the same day they cast their ballots, under a new proposal from... [Read More]
Beginning next year, Massachusetts voters would be able to register to vote on the same day they cast their ballots, under a new proposal from... [Read More]
As some other states scramble to find workarounds to mitigate impacts of the new federal tax law, Massachusetts lawmakers got a yellow light Tuesday from... [Read More]
Gov. Charlie Baker's State of the Commonwealth speech 'ignored the central issue facing all schools' in Massachusetts, according to the Senate chair of the Legislature's... [Read More]
Gov. Charlie Baker is proposing a 2.6 percent growth in state spending, filing a $40.9 billion budget for fiscal 2019 that calls for changes at... [Read More]
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