Dems Break For Thanksgiving Without Shelter Accord

As private disagreements between top House and Senate Democrats continue to hold up funding for the strained emergency shelter system and collectively-bargained pay raises forRead More

Gun Bills Finally Going Up For Public Hearing

Lawmakers are interrupting their session-long push for new gun laws to give the finally public a chance to weigh in on a series of bills.Read More

Former Senator Faces New Benefits Fraud Indictment

Former Sen. Dean Tran’s legal troubles expanded Friday when he was arrested and charged in federal court for allegedly collecting fraudulent unemployment benefits and failingRead More

Democrats On Beacon Hill Punt Shelter, Spending Talks To Conference

The Massachusetts Legislature ended formal sessions for the year early Thursday morning with no agreement on a spending bill to steer money toward the emergencyRead More

Top Dems Declare Deal On Tax Relief

Top House and Senate Democrats have reached an agreement on a tax relief bill, and plan to send it to Gov. Maura Healey next weekRead More

Trump expected to skip debate and do interview with Tucker Carlson instead

(CNN) — Former President Donald Trump is planning to skip the first Republican presidential debate on Wednesday and is instead expected to sit for an interview with formerRead More

Healey Serves Up Reminder On Tax Relief

Gov. Maura Healey said Wednesday that she’s “anxious to work on a tax package” after the Legislature delivered to her an overdue spending plan thatRead More

Lawmakers Tap One-Time State Funds To Fuel Spending Boost

The Legislature in its new annual budget agreement used about $1 billion from the state’s new income surtax to push state spending up by moreRead More

Legislature Reviving Program To Prevent Evictions

A pandemic-era program that paused roughly 10,000 eviction cases while tenants sought financial aid could return as a permanent tool if Gov. Maura Healey joinsRead More

Senate GOP leader McConnell briefly leaves news conference after freezing up midsentence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell briefly left his own press conference Wednesday after stopping his remarks midsentence and staring off into spaceRead More