State House News Service
Hands-Free Cell Phone Bill Fast-Tracked in State House
A bill targeting the behavior of motorists in Massachusetts is suddenly in the fast lane.
Senator Rodrigues Snubs Mass. Candidates, Endorses Buttigieg
Senate Ways and Means Committee Chairman Michael Rodrigues took sides Monday in the 2020 presidential race.
Joe Biden Delivers Pep Talk to Striking Stop & Shop Workers
The former vice president says he's seen examples across the country of workers not being treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.
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.