State House News Service
No Licenses Yet, But Pot Commission ‘Working as Hard as We Can’
The state's chief pot regulator said he's OK with no retail shops opening for a few weeks after the July 1 date if it means avoiding a problematic rollout.
Report: Continued Decline in Opioid Overdose Deaths in Massachusetts
In its latest quarterly report on opioid overdoses, the Dept. of Public Health said deaths declined by an estimated five percent over the first quarter of 2017.
AG’s Office Will Investigate Mount Ida Officials, Board of Trustees
Mount Ida College will receive "fair value" for its assets through its proposed acquisition by UMass Amherst, according to Attorney General Maura Healey.
Mass House Votes to Raise Tobacco Age to 21, Ban Vaping in Workplaces
House lawmakers voted Wednesday raise the statewide age for purchasing tobacco and e-cigarettes to 21, and to ban vaping from workplaces.
Dartmouth’s Joseph Michaud Nominated to State Housing Court
Gov. Baker put forward five nominees for newly-created seats on the court, which hears eviction cases, small claims cases, civil action suits, and others related to residential housing.
Selection of Offshore Wind Providers Delayed One Month
Faced with a Monday deadline to select a project, utility companies working with the state instead have extended their deadline a month, until May 23.
Baker Expects Short Delay in Offshore Wind Project Selection
The governor said the selection of an offshore wind power supplier could be pushed back "a few weeks" from Monday, when evaluators previously planned to announce their choice.
UMass Acquisition of Mount Ida Comes Under Senate Scrutiny
Senators Michael Rodrigues of Westport and Mark Montigny of New Bedford are vocalizing their concerns over UMass acquiring Mount Ida College.
Governor Baker Says Absence During Pence Visit Not Intentional
Gov. Charlie Baker says he's not planning to meet with Vice President Mike Pence when the fellow Republican travels to Boston to attend a Republican event.
Baker Cites SouthCoast Visit As Reason He Won’t Meet with Pence Tuesday
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker will skip a big-money GOP fundraiser in Boston on Tuesday where Vice President Mike Pence will be the featured guest at an event expected to raise $500,000 for President Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee...