State House News Service
House Bill Steers $55 Million Into Testing, Masks
Democratic state lawmakers are looking to send Gov. Charlie Baker a bill as soon as next week that would dedicate $55 million to COVID-19 testing, youth vaccination and school mask supplies.
Race Between Boosters, Omicron Plays Out As Cases Surge
More than 2 million Massachusetts residents have received vaccine boosters to add to their protection against COVID-19, but as the omicron variant spreads, some experts warn that the Baker administration has not done enough.
Baker Calls Guard Up, Asks For Masks On
Amid the COVID-19 surge and a health care staffing shortage, Gov. Charlie Baker will activate hundreds of National Guard personnel and require hospitals to postpone or cancel non-essential elective procedures.
Massachusetts Awards Two More Contracts for Offshore Wind
Final contracts with Vineyard Wind and Mayflower Wind are supposed to be submitted for Department of Public Utilities approval by April 27, 2022.
Markey Bill Targets ‘Ridiculous’ Airline Fees
Airlines often charge passengers a fee to check their bags, but U.S. Sen. Ed Markey has unveiled legislation aimed at scaling back these and other "ridiculous" charges.
Baker and Polito Both Pass on 2022 Governor Race
Gov. Charlie Baker will not seek a third term, throwing wide open the 2022 race for the state's top political office after close to two years of managing through a global pandemic.
Baker Signs Off On New Congressional Districts
Fall River and New Bedford will officially stay in separate districts after Gov. Charlie Baker signed the redistricting bills into law on Monday.
Lawmakers Send New Congressional Districts to Baker
On Wednesday the state legislature sent the governor fresh maps redrawing the state's congressional district boundaries, over objections from senators on southeastern districts.
Seekonk Lawmaker Sponsors Bill Targeting Protests Outside Homes
One Republican lawmaker from Bristol County thinks protests have gone too far — and he has an idea for what to do about it.
Key Panel Not Swayed By Calls to Unite SouthCoast Cities
Fall River and New Bedford would remain in different Congressional districts under a revised map released on Monday despite calls to unite the two cities.