State House News Service
Drug Companies Face Scrutiny From Mass. Lawmakers
Lawmakers want pharmaceutical industry representatives to bring more transparency to their pricing and lower costs for consumers.
Rep: Gun Bill Would Close Dangerous Loophole
The bill calls for all gun sales to take place in a Federally licensed gun store.
Massachusetts Education Funding Reform Being Debated Today
Hundreds of people are expected to flood the State House Friday to have their voices heard on school funding reform.
Mass. Gets Failing Grade on Lead in School Drinking Water
Lawmakers are requiring all schools and early education centers ensure that children have access to safe drinking water.
Conversion Therapy Ban Faces More Debate On Beacon Hill
Senator Montigny's bill would ban conversion therapy and require doctors, teachers, and other "mandated reporters" to report cases to the Department of Children and Families.
Mass. Senate Members Continue to Push for Lobster Bill
Supporters hope that lobsters that are currently sent away for parts processing will instead be processed in Massachusetts.
More Massachusetts Nursing Home Closures Expected
More senior citizens in Massachusetts are turning to assisted living or living at home with assistance, and those choices are exacerbating problems in the nursing home industry.
Baker Pushes Lawmakers to Ban Hand-Held Cellphone Use
Baker said he thought lawmakers were close to sending him a bill last session
Housing Authority Directors Say More Affordable Housing Is Needed
Housing Authority directors told lawmakers, there are 160,000 people on waiting lists for affordable housing.
UMass President Envisions New Online College
University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan laid out a plan on Monday to create a new "online college" for adult students.