Mass. Legislators

Lawmakers Reject Statewide Ban On Plastic Bags
BOSTON (AP) _ Massachusetts lawmakers have decided against a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags by retail stores.
House and Senate negotiators dropped the proposal Friday from the compromise version of an environmental bond bill now awaiting final votes in the Legislature...
Governor Details Fiscal 2014 Budget
Gov. Deval Patrick is detailing his proposed $34.8 billion state budget, which he says focuses on nurturing the Massachusetts economy.
 
    The spending plan unveiled Wednesday includes $1.2 billion in net revenues from tax changes Patrick proposed last week...