- Boffo year for backers of public, campaign record disclosure Updated: Jun-25-16 7:01 am
BOSTON - It's turning out to be a boffo year for activists pushing for greater disclosure of public and campaign information on Beacon Hill.
- Senate bill would boost state's reliance on renewable energy Updated: Jun-24-16 3:58 pm
BOSTON - Leaders in the Massachusetts Senate have unveiled legislation designed to ramp up the state's reliance on renewable energy sources, including offshore wind and hydropower.
- Senate leaders unveil bill to regulate ride-hailing services Updated: Jun-23-16 6:16 pm
BOSTON - A bill that would regulate ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft, including requiring drivers undergo criminal background checks and mandate they carry insurance policies of at least $1 million, was unveiled Thursday by Massachusetts Senate leaders.
- New York sets 7-day limit on initial opioid prescriptions Updated: Jun-22-16 3:18 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York is limiting opioid drug prescriptions to seven days of painkillers following a patient's initial visit to a doctor.
- Beacon Hill hopes to shield local aid, school aid from cuts Updated: Jun-20-16 6:36 pm
BOSTON - Beacon Hill leaders say they're hoping to close a budget gap without cuts to school aid, opioid addiction programs or aid to municipalities.
- Supporters continue to press for north-south rail connection Updated: Jun-19-16 11:48 am
BOSTON - Supporters of an underground connection between Boston's two main rail hubs are continuing to make their case on Beacon Hill.
- Cuba hopes detente will finally break curse on investment Updated: Jun-15-16 10:47 am
JIBACOA, Cuba - Twenty years ago a Canadian developer won the right to build golf courses and condominiums across 2.5 miles of lush green ridgeline and crescent beaches lapped by the emerald waters of the Florida Straits just 40 miles (65 kilometers) from Havana.
- Thousands attend vigils around US for Orlando victims Updated: Jun-14-16 9:14 am
Thousands have turned out for vigils, rallies and marches around the country for the victims of the deadly attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando. The events come during Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month.
- Massachusetts AG: Reinstate federal assault weapons ban Updated: Jun-13-16 5:29 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey called for the reinstatement of a federal assault weapons ban in the wake of the deadly attack at a gay nightclub in Florida.
- FBI: Orlando shooter called marathon bombers 'homeboys' Updated: Jun-13-16 5:07 pm
BOSTON - The gunman responsible for an attack at a Florida gay nightclub that left 49 people dead called the Boston Marathon bombers his "homeboys" in a 911 call he made during the shootings, the FBI said Monday.
- New England governors: Fighting stigma key to opioid battle Updated: Jun-07-16 4:20 pm
BOSTON - All six New England governors say fighting the social stigma associated with addiction is key to battling the opioid crisis raging across the region, claiming thousands of lives.
- Warren blasts Trump at convention, calls him a fraud Updated: Jun-04-16 2:07 pm
LOWELL, Massachusetts - Sen. Elizabeth Warren is once again taking aim at Donald Trump, calling him a "fraudster-in-chief" whose top goal is lining his own pockets during a speech at the Massachusetts Democratic Party's state convention Saturday.
- Massachusetts revises its policy on detaining immigrants Updated: Jun-02-16 2:48 pm
BOSTON - The state police will be allowed to temporarily detain some people wanted by federal immigration authorities under revised policies issued Thursday by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's administration.
- Baker signs bill aimed at avoiding health care ballot fight Updated: May-31-16 6:20 pm
BOSTON - Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has signed into law a bill aimed at avoiding a battle over a health care pricing ballot question.