State House News Service
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.
‘Conrad’s Law’ Pitched As a Way to Avert Tragedies
Massachusetts is one of only eight states without a statute criminalizing coercion of suicide, a gap lawmakers hope to close in the wake of high-profile cases.
Mass. Delegation Helps Approve Impeachment Resolution
Worcester Congressman James McGovern on Thursday introduced the rules that will govern the U.S. House's impeachment inquiry.
Inclusion of Menthol Seen as Key to Successful Flavored Tobacco Ban
The legislation would also ban menthol and mint-flavored cigarettes, which advocates argue would be a critical component if legislation is to be successful.
Cabral Bill Aims to Convert ‘Zombie Properties’ into ‘Good Housing’
'Zombie properties' are vacant properties that aren't being developed, because their owners are tied up in land court or the ownership is otherwise unclear.
$300 Million Slots Complex Pitched in Wareham
Local officials and a developer pitched lawmakers Tuesday on a bill that would pave the way for a planned horse track and gambling facility in Wareham.
Baker Files Wide-Ranging Health Care Bill
Officials say the legislation will drive down costs for consumers.
Gov. Baker: People Didn’t Hire Me to Talk Presidential Politics
Gov. Charlie Baker would rather talk about storm recovery, or almost anything else, than answer a steady stream of questions about the upcoming 2020 elections.
State Officials Report 10 New Cases of Vaping-Related Illnesses
The state health department has reported 10 new cases of vaping-related illness as health officials remain unable to pinpoint the exact cause of the outbreak.