If Democrats seize House, Massachusetts is poised to recapture some former glory »
The once mighty Massachusetts delegation — locked out of power and languishing in the minority in Congress — may be poised to seize back some of its former glory.…
Trump ally detained, served with Mueller subpoena at Boston airport »
A professor and author who once presented himself as a possible Trump administration ambassador to the European Union was detained and questioned by the FBI at Boston Logan airport and served a subpoe…
Massachusetts lawmakers consider state net neutrality rules »
South Coast Today
Beacon Hill lawmakers are trying to push through legislation they say will help make sure the internet remains as level a playing field as possible, even after U.S. regulators rolled back federal “n…
Joyce trial could run six weeks »
A criminal trial that could lay out the details of a former senator’s alleged corrupt use of his public office could extend for four to six weeks.…
Civics educators seek reform amidst the political chaos »
South Coast Today
Educators are praising efforts by Massachusetts lawmakers to create a bill to require civics education programs in public schools, but reminding them that the eventual law will need to be funded.
Modest state aid increase leaves many school systems strapped »
Governor Charlie Baker’s effort to boost local education aid would offer little relief to most school systems across Massachusetts that are grappling with escalating budget costs, according to a Glo…
Clarksburg voters to decide whether to study potential merger with Stamford Elementary »
The message from officials is clear: This is a preliminary — but crucial — step.
Clarksburg will hold a special town meeting Thursday to ask voters to allow the town to study a potential merger o…
Utility exec blasts Healey's 'one-sided' report »
The Salem News
An executive of the largest residential competitive electricity supplier in North America blasted Attorney General Maura Healey's call to end that industry, charging that Healey has based her position…
Commerce secretary buys $3.2 million home in the Berkshires »
US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross Jr. may soon be seen around the Berkshires.…
Wynn Resorts Is Considering a Name Change for its Everett Project »
The company is open to rebranding the Massachusetts property in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against Steve Wynn.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signs law improving patient privacy in health insurance »
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday signed a bill providing people with more privacy from their health insurance companies.
The new law, the so-called PATCH Act, seeks to ensure that patients h…
Republicans Lead Medicaid Expansion Push in 2 Holdout States »
Utah and Virginia are both closer than ever to making more low-income people eligible for free or low-cost health care. What made them change their minds?
How they voted: Western Mass. lawmakers weigh in on housing package, energy efficiency »
Provisions include $600 million for the renovation, remodeling, repair and improvement of existing public housing; $400 million for the development and preservation of affordable and mixed income hous…
Mass. Senate approves $1.8 billion housing bond »
After adopting an environmentally friendly provision, the Senate on Thursday passed a roughly $1.8 billion housing bill that would recapitalize affordable housing programs and extend tax credits.
Senate approves $1.8 billion affordable housing package »
Sentinel & Enterprise
Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators' votes on roll calls from the week of March 26-30. There were no roll calls in the House last week.
Judge: Gun retailers’ suit against Massachusetts AG can move forward »
The Washington Times
Amid an 18-month-long court fight, a federal judge recently ruled that a lawsuit accusing Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey of improperly tightening the state’s strict assault-style weapon…
SJC to decide whether nurse staffing question can go on 2018 ballot »
The Supreme Judicial Court will hear arguments Tuesday on whether a question on nurse staffing ratios can appear on the November 2018 ballot.…
Gov. Baker: Stan Rosenberg must quit if aware of alleged acts »
Gov. Charlie Baker is not yet calling for state Sen. Stanley C. Rosenberg to step down following his estranged husband’s indictment on a raft of sexual assault charges, but said the former Senate pr…
Cambridge Analytica Fallout Spreads to State Legislatures »
The firm used improperly obtained Facebook data to help the GOP take back the Colorado Senate. Most of the lawmakers who might have benefited are remaining silent as Democrats call on the state to inv…
Senate President Stan Rosenberg’s Husband Bryon Hefner Has Been Indicted for Sexual Assault »
He faces several counts of assault, lewdness, and distributing nude photos without consent.
Analysis: Sex scandal slipped through lax cracks »
‘Dangerous’ move leaving lawmakers to police own conduct
Brady's future in the state Senate to be decided after DWI court case »
Facing potential criminal repercussions for allegedly driving drunk, Sen. Mike Brady could also eventually face consequences in the legislative chamber he joined three years ago.
Senators should disc…
DiZoglio picks up endorsements from Methuen officials »
State Rep. Diana DiZoglio is racking up endorsements from leaders in her hometown as she ramps up her bid for state Senate.
DiZoglio, D-Methuen, is running for the 1st Essex District state Senate seat…
Leominster financial situation still unknown »
Sentinel & Enterprise
IT MAY BE another long wait before Leominster City Councilors have an idea of how much money they have left over in last year's budget.…
State Senator Joe Boncore Considering Run for District Attorney »
North End Waterfront
It was just two years ago when State Senator Joe Boncore blasted on the local political scene in the special election to fill the seat vacated by Anthony Petruccelli representing the First Suffolk & M…
Effort underway to extend Lafayette Trail in Massachusetts | Bradenton Herald »
A legislative effort is underway to extend the Marquis de Lafayette Trail in Massachusetts through Berkshire County.…
Editorial: Renewable energy’s challenges and challengers »
Powering our lives with energy from the sun – directly from its light, or indirectly from the winds generated by its heat, as well as by tides and currents created by the moon as well as the sun –…
Our View: Hawkins deserves a chance »
The Sun Chronicle
Once again, voters in Attleboro face a tough choice for a candidate in the state Legislature.…
Bolling: Cheers to women who lead way for others »
Today is technically the last day to celebrate Women’s History Month, but there’s always an occasion to celebrate women who make a difference — especially those whose work is fueled by a passion…
Adam Hinds: Jump on board the Berkshire Flyer »
OPINION | Barry Richard: Scandals Envelop Beacon Hill Once More »
The Massachusetts Legislature is again knee deep in controversy and scandal as two members face investigations that could lead to suspensions if not expulsion from the Senate.
Matias vows to fight for working class (VIDEO) »
In order to run for the 3rd Congressional District, state Rep. Juana Matias must give up the Lawrence seat she won from an entrenched incumbent less than two years ago.
Read more: http://www.lowellsu…
Keller @ Large: State House News Service Reporters On Potential Election Issues »
Two State House News Service reporters joined Jon Keller to discuss state politics on Sunday.…
Howitt criticized for sharing constituent email with lobbyist »
The Sun Chronicle
State Rep. Steven Howitt acknowledged Friday that he shared a constituent’s email with a lobbyist, but said he did it to get more information about the energy issues raised by the constituent.…
Justice reform bill hopes to address rise of synthetic opioids »
Cape Cod Times
Any illicit drug bought on the street today may contain fentanyl, according to law enforcement officials.…
Gov. Baker pushes $110M opioid proposal »
Gov. Charlie Baker pushed for action on his $110 million opioid addiction package yesterday, calling on the Legislature to act on the proposal before the end of its current term in July.
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Student activists talk gun violence with lawmakers »
Milford Daily News
In the wake of the “March for Our Lives” that drew thousands demanding stricter gun control laws to Boston and cities across the country on March 24, student activists kept the conversation going …
Drinking Water Remains A Concern At Norfolk Prison In Mass. »
For years, the water at one of Massachusetts' largest prisons — MCI-Norfolk — has been described by prisoners as smelly and looking like black tea.
The Merry-Go-Round Week That Was on Beacon Hill — ‘Clink Clink’ in the Air »
New Boston Post
The hits just keep coming.
Every time it seems the Massachusetts Senate might be ready to finally turn the page and bear down on the task at hand – legislating – another shoe seems to drop. And un…
Scandal. Turmoil. And The Week Has Only Just Begun: Beacon Hill in 5 »
New England Public Radio
Last week, Bryon Hefner -- Massachusetts state Senator Stan Rosenberg’s estranged husband -- was indicted by a state grand jury on felony charges connected with sexual assaults, criminal lewdness an…
Ferry Frustrations Continue for Martha's Vineyard Passengers »
After two weeks of issues plaguing the Steamship Authority, passengers who rely on the service to travel between Woods Hole and Martha’s Vineyard say they are fed up with the delays.…
MBTA Bolsters Early Morning Bus Service »
The transit agency is starting some crowded routes at an earlier hour and adding additional runs to others.
The Berkshire Eagle
Mass Climate Action Network