State House News Service
Campbell, DiZoglio Cap Off Statewide Sweep for Dems
No Republican has held the offices of attorney general, auditor, secretary of state or treasurer in Massachusetts this century, and the GOP's drought will continue for at least another four years.
Major Offshore Wind Project No Longer Viable
A major offshore wind project in the Massachusetts pipeline "is no longer viable and would not be able to move forward" under the terms of contracts filed in May.
Midnight Cannabis Compromise Sails Through Massachusetts Legislature
A compromise bill aimed at helping to grow the legal cannabis industry and making it more equitable emerged just before midnight Sunday after nearly a month of negotiations and quickly passed through both the House and Senate.
Massachusetts Gas Nears $5 Per Gallon Average
Massachusetts gas prices have surged past the $5 a gallon mark at many stations and averaged out at $4.96 in AAA's latest survey, yet no gas tax relief is in sight.
Negotiators Strike Quick Compromise On License Bill
A bill that opening up access to Massachusetts driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants could reach Gov. Charlie Baker's desk as soon as next week.
Cape Bridge Replacement Costs May Soar To $4 Billion
The public sector is feeling the strain of soaring inflation, too: officials now expect that a once-in-a-generation infrastructure overhaul in Allston will cost $300 million more than estimated, and the price of replacing the Cape Cod bridges could more than double.
State Senate Passes Sports Betting Bill
The Massachusetts Senate voted Thursday to legalize sports wagering in the state, but lawmakers will have to reconcile the many differences between the Senate's bill and the one that passed the House last summer.
Way Over OUI Limit, Worcester Rep Arrested After Post-Session Ride
Rep. David LeBoeuf of Worcester was arrested in Quincy for DUI less than two hours after House lawmakers wrapped Day 2 of debate on an annual state budget.
Analyst Sees Housing Affordability ‘Rapidly Waning’
Sales of single-family homes and condos in Massachusetts declined in March as housing prices rose even further, pushing homeownership further away for many.
Poll: Only 17 Percent of Mass. Voters Can Name Their County Sheriff
A new voter education campaign from ACLU Massachusetts aims to boost awareness around the role of county sheriffs.