State Legislature

Lawmakers Vote To Delay Key Sections of Marijuana Law
BOSTON (AP) _ Massachusetts lawmakers have voted to delay some key provisions of the state's new recreational marijuana law.
The Legislature, without debate, approved a bill on Wednesday that pushes back by six months several upcoming deadlines in the voter-approved law...
Protective Custody To Expand To Overdose Cases
Massachusetts police officers will soon have the authority to place into protective custody a person who's believed to be in the throes of a drug overdose, even without their consent.
Supporters of the change recently adopted by the Democratic-controlled Legislature and Republican Gov...
Update: UMass Trustees Okay Wage Increases For Union Employees
Negotiated raises will be paid to members of four employee unions at UMass Dartmouth, ending a stalemate that had lasted for months.
The UMass Board of Trustees authorized the payments Wednesday at a meeting in Worcester. The funding was recently approved in a supplemental budget approved by the Legi…
City Council Rips State Leaders on Transportation Funding
Legislative leaders and local state representatives were taken to task Thursday by the City Council, over their treatment of the Southcoast Rail project.
 
Several councilors blasted House leadership and local representatives for supporting a weakened transportation bill, that does little for adv…