State House News Service
Fishing Industry Wants New Bedford Port Authority to Facilitate Offshore Wind
Fishing industry officials sent a letter to Gov. Charlie Baker suggesting the New Bedford Port Authority be "central facilitator" for offshore wind discussion.
Judge’s Order Formally Dismissess 11,000 Drug Convictions
The state's highest court Thursday ordered the dismissal of over 11,000 convictions linked to former state drug lab chemist Sonja Farak, 442 in Bristol County.
Road Funding Bill Misses ‘Good Repair’ Benchmark By $500 Million
The House is sticking with the $200 million funding level for annual road repairs, an allocation that falls far short of what cities and towns say is needed.
Officials Say Delay Possible for Offshore Wind Timeline
After dropping one bidder in favor of another to stay on schedule with a major hydropower procurement, it appears a procurement for offshore wind energy may be delayed.
Applications Pour In From Potential Marijuana Licensees
Marijuana regulators could approve the first marijuana businesses next week, after the Cannabis Control Commission reviews more than 200 applications.
Brockton Senator Arrested on Drunken Driving Charges
Sen. Michael Brady of Brockton was arrested in Weymouth over the weekend for drunk driving while on his way home.
Suspension, Retirements As State Police Deal With ‘Bad Actors’
An overtime scandal at the State Police has led in the past week to a rash of suspensions and sudden retirements from the embattled law enforcement agency.
McCourty: Pats Players Ready to Be ‘Force of Change’ on Beacon Hill
Patriots defensive captain Devin McCourty addressed lawmakers on Beacon Hill Friday, discussing criminal justice reform and social issues.
Tentative Accord Reached on Game-Changing Criminal Justice Bill
The six House and Senate lawmakers negotiating a complex overhaul of the state's sentencing and criminal justice laws have reached a tentative agreement.
Autonomous Vehicles Bills Yanked Out of Study After Arizona Fatality
After a self-driving car killed a pedestrian in Arizona Sunday, the House chairman of the Transportation Committee Tuesday asked for bills regulating the emerging technology to circle back to committee.