A handful of mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses would be repealed and the state's approach to juvenile offenders overhauled in a sweeping criminal justice bill released Friday by House and Senate lawmakers.
It's time for action on employer-paid family and medical leave in Massachusetts. That's the feeling of State Rep. Antonio Cabral of New Bedford, who's says he's been advocating for a paid medical leave plan for 10 years.
A plan that would provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave for family emergencies and illness is currently under discussion on Beacon Hill, but still undecided is who will shoulder th
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — Negotiations over a new state budget and legislation overhauling the retail marijuana legalization law might appear on paper to have little to do with one another.
But multiple sources close to the deliberations told the News Service on Wednesday that the fates of the two bills have become inextricably linked, with some officials now believing that a compromise on the budget