State Legislature

Delay Approved
BOSTON (AP) _ Massachusetts lawmakers have voted to delay some key provisions of the state's new recreational marijuana law.
The Legislature, without debate, approved a bill on Wednesday that pushes back by six months several upcoming deadlines in the voter-approved law...
State Funding
The Massachusetts Legislature wrapped up their session at Midnight on Monday dealing with a flurry of bills.
Offshore Wind Bill
A bill passed in the final hours of the state legislative session requires utility companies to purchase 1,600 MWH of offshore wind energy.
Protective Custody Rules
Massachusetts police officers will soon have the authority to place into protective custody a person who's believed to be in the throes of a drug overdose, even without their consent.
Supporters of the change recently adopted by the Democratic-controlled Legislature and Republican Gov...
UMass Raises To Be Paid
Negotiated raises will be paid to members of four employee unions at UMass Dartmouth, ending a stalemate that had lasted for months.
The UMass Board of Trustees authorized the payments Wednesday at a meeting in Worcester. The funding was recently approved in a supplemental budget approved by the Legi…
Patient Limits For ICU Nurses
A new state law sets strict limits on the number of patients that registered nurses who work in hospital intensive care units can be assigned to at a given time.
The law, approved by the Legislature in June, took effect this week in Massachusetts...

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