State House News Service
CCC Chair: Pot Licenses Could Be Rolled Out on Timeline
The top marijuana regulator said Tuesday the agency will debate later this month whether it should license only certain types of marijuana businesses to open July 1, and wait to license others.
Keiko Orrall Confirms Rumors, Announces Bid for State Treasurer
Keiko Orrall, state Representative from the 12th Bristol District, today declared her intent to run for State Treasurer in a video
Baker Planning Another $200 Million Local Road Repair Bill
It's pothole season in Massachusetts, and Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday said he'll soon be filing legislation awaited each year by municipal officials eyeing the approaching construction season and a chance to fix their winter-battered pavement.
Lakeville Rep. Keiko Orrall Considering Run for State Treasurer
State Rep. Keiko Orrall, a Lakeville Republican and one of two Massachusetts members of the Republican National Committee, has been seriously exploring a statewide campaign for treasurer, according to two House Republicans.
Committee Votes 13-1 to Approve Plastic Bag Ban Bill
Stores and restaurants in Massachusetts would be barred from giving customers single-use plastic bags under a bill that cleared a legislative committee on Thursday and would align state law with local policies adopted from Northampton to Nantucket.
Lawrence Superintendent Chosen for State Education Commissioner
Jeff Riley, the superintendent and receiver of Lawrence Public Schools, is on track become the state's next education commissioner after an 8-3 vote by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Monday.
Baker Kicks Off Budget Debate with $40.9 Billion Proposal
Gov. Charlie Baker is proposing a 2.6 percent growth in state spending, filing a $40.905 billion budget for fiscal 2019 Wednesday that calls for changes at MassHealth and a tax on short-term housing rentals.
U.S. Attorney Elaborates on Approach to Marijuana, Immigration
Opioid crimes are his top drug enforcement priority, but U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling told reporters Wednesday that his enforcement of federal marijuana laws could ensnare anyone from an hourly wage employee at a marijuana dispensary to a bank that opens an account for a pot shop.
Gov. Baker Calls for Tougher Opioid Laws, Southcoast Rail
On the opioid abuse front, Baker called on the Legislature to pass his Cares Act, and pledged that over the next five years his administration has plans to add 500 new treatments beds.
Boston, Not New Bedford, Chosen as Finalist for Amazon HQ2
There were 26 locations in Massachusetts vying to be the home of Amazon's second headquarters but only one made it onto the internet giant's shortlist: Boston.