State House News Service
Vineyard Wind’s Opening Price Draws Praise
Vineyard Wind's electricity price quote pleasantly surprised the environmental community and the Bay State's industrial sector.
State Approves First Adult Use Retail Marijuana License
The license approved Monday is conditional upon additional background checks and facility inspections.
Governor Signs Law To Raise Minimum Wage
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker signed a new law Thursday that could affect virtually every resident of Massachusetts, a week after lawmakers settled months of negotiations over proposed ballot questions that could have had dramatic consequences for the state's finances and econo…
Somerset Man Who Struck and Killed Pedestrian, Then Fled Scene, Sentenced
A Somerset man who struck and killed a pedestrian, and then fled the scene, was convicted and sentenced to serve three to four years in state prison.
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.