Therese Murray

Rep. Cabral Wants More Funding For DCF
State Rep. Antonio Cabral of New Bedford says he expects much debate at the State House this week on providing more funding for the embattled Department of Children and Families.
Democrat Cabral tells WBSM News, he supports funding for D-C-F to hire more social workers, but knows there will be opposi…
Clergy Members Push For Minimum Wage Increase
A group representing clergy from around the state is urging lawmakers to agree on a bill that not only raises the minimum wage but also ties future increases in the wage to inflation.
Massachusetts Faith Voices met Thursday with representatives of House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President There…
Governor Urges Compromise On Minimum Wage Bill
Gov. Deval Patrick says he's confident House and Senate lawmakers will hammer out a compromise on minimum wage legislation that has run into parliamentary roadblocks on Beacon Hill.
Patrick said the difference between the House and Senate bills isn't great...
Leadership Vows Changes In “Peeping Tom” Law
Massachusetts lawmakers are vowing to act quickly to pass legislation outlawing the taking of photographs up the skirts of women in public.
 
    The sense of urgency on Beacon Hill comes a day after the state's highest court ruled that a man who took cellphone photos up the s…
Mass. State Senate To Consider Minimum Wage Hike
The Massachusetts Senate will consider a bill, backed by Senate President Therese Murray, to raise the state's hourly minimum wage from $8 to $11 by 2016.
 An aide to Murray says the bill would also tie future increases in the minimum wage to inflation and assure that the state's minim…
Mice Hunt For Goodies In Mass. Senate Chambers
State senators are being urged to end their practice of keeping candy in their desks after mice searching for the treats also chewed their microphone wires.
 
    Senate President Therese Murray made the plea Thursday during a formal session...