Police seek benefits for line of duty COVID deaths

With formal sessions winding down for the year, police in Massachusetts are trying to draw attention to what they see as “stalled” bills that wouldRead More

Baker: Vacant storefronts should move legislature to act

Gov. Charlie Baker pitched lawmakers Monday on his $3.5 billion economic development package, saying at a hybrid hearing that COVID-era supply chain constraints, deadlines forRead More

Mass. Legislature approves driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants by veto-proof margin

A long-debated proposal to expand driver’s license access to undocumented immigrants took a major step Thursday toward becoming law, clearing the Senate with a strongRead More

Baker: RMV would be ‘flying blind’ under licensing overhaul

With the Senate expected to pass a bill by the end of the day to allow immigrants without legal status to apply for Massachusetts drivers’Read More

Baker open to abortion liability bill

Gov. Charlie Baker says he’s open to the idea of a law to protect reproductive health providers who offer abortion services to patients from statesRead More

Senate GOP leader will press for driver privilege cards

Immigrants without legal status would be permitted to seek standard Massachusetts drivers’ licenses under a bill the Senate plans to debate Thursday, and the chamber’sRead More

Leaked draft underscores importance of 2020 Roe Act in Mass.

In the wake of a leaked, draft Supreme Court ruling suggesting the court will overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationally, elected DemocratsRead More

After years of discussion, Mass. Senate passes sports betting bill

After years of discussion and pressure from both inside and outside the State House, the Massachusetts Senate voted Thursday to legalize sports wagering here, butRead More

MBTA has more frequent bus trips in its planbook

The MBTA plans to increase bus service by 25 percent across the entire network, giving hundreds of thousands more Bay Staters immediate access to tripsRead More

Baker ready to aid in next vaccination push

Massachusetts will “do everything we can” to make sure vaccines are available across the state if COVID-19 shots become available for young kids, Gov. CharlieRead More