State House News Service
SJC: Pre-Trial Detainees May Seek Release Due to COVID-19
Civil rights groups were disappointed the ruling did not go further.
Distracted Driving Fines Start April 1
The new law took effect Feb. 23, but through March 31, police have only been issuing warnings.
State and Army Corps Discuss Expanding Medical Capacity
The governor said some colleges have already expressed a willingness to make dorms available for medical use.
More Coronavirus Cases Found in Massachusetts
Eight cases have now been reported in the Bay State.
South Shore Chamber Pushes for Wareham Slots Parlor and Horse Track
But Senator Marc Pacheco said he's against the slots parlor legislation being pushed by business groups and by Rep. Susan Williams Gifford.
Federal Delay Pushes Vineyard Wind Off-Schedule
A decision from the Trump administration won't be issued until late 2020, according to a new timeline from BOEM.
Gov. Charlie Baker Boosts K-12 Education by $300 Million in Fiscal 2021 State Budget
The FY2021 budget also recommends higher charter school reimbursements - welcome news for many public school districts.
Mass Gaming Commission Director Leaving for Private Sector
Executive Director Edward Bedrosian is a former prosecutor who tried murder and white-collar crime cases in Middlesex County.
Agreement Reached on Distracted Driving Bill
The bill would ban hand-held cell phone use while driving.
Mass. House Votes to Make State First to Ban Menthol Cigs
The Mass House voted to ban the sale of flavored vaping and tobacco products – including mint and menthol cigarettes – and to impose an excise tax on e-cigs.