State House News Service
Mass. Unemployment Rate Still Below National Average
The jobless rate in Massachusetts is still below the national average.
Former New Bedford Mayor Considering U.S. Senate Run
Former New Bedford Mayor Scott Lang is considering a possible challenge to U.S. Senator Edward Markey.
State Tax Collections Keep Pouring In
Experts estimate the robust tax collections could lead to a budget surplus at the end of the fiscal year.
Lawmakers Start Talks on Final Hands-Free Bill
Lawmakers began efforts Wednesday to resolve differences in hands-free driving safety bills passed by the House and Senate.
Riley: New Bedford Charter School Will Add 594 Seats
An innovative but controversial proposal to allow a New Bedford charter school to open a new campus is now officially off the table.
Charter School Bill Stalled Again on Beacon Hill
Lawmakers used a procedural motion to block the bill from being sent to committee.
Deadline Closing in on New Bedford Charter Bill
A controversial and time-sensitive New Bedford charter school bill inched along on Beacon Hill Wednesday as the House sent the legislation to the Education Committee for review.
New Bedford Charter School Expansion Bill Blocked in House
A bill state education officials want to see passed by month's end to execute a deal between New Bedford and a charter school hit a speed bump Thursday.
Window Shortening for New Bedford Charter Bill
The clock is ticking for lawmakers to act on a bill needed to execute a deal between New Bedford officials and a charter school looking to expand in the city.
Massachusetts Jobless Rate Falls Again
The Massachusetts unemployment rate fell to its lowest point since December 2000.