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State House News Service
Friday, June 9, 2017
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JUNE 9, 2017....Eleven-year-old Bryan Rosa of Allston stepped into a pitched debate over immigration enforcement Friday, telling a lawmakers he fears for the future of his 3-year-old sister if they do not pass a bill limiting coordina...
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Three months after being booed off the stage for a noncommittal stance on a bill protecting transgender people's rights in public pl...
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
The Massachusetts House on Wednesday joined the Senate in passing a bill that would protect transgender people in places of public accommodation — including in restrooms that match their gender identity. While the House and Senate versions must be re...
State House News Service
Sunday, April 17, 2016
A crowd of early childhood educators and care providers marched through the State House on Thursday, disrupting an unrelated press conference held by Gov. Charlie Baker as they advocated for higher pay.
Friday, April 1, 2016
The Massachusetts Senate released a bill on Thursday that would overhaul the way charter schools are run and change the funding mechanism for charter and district schools. Here's a closer look at what the bill means for the debate over whether to expand a...
The Boston Globe
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s controversial proposal to allow Boston students to simultaneously apply to charter and district schools would become a done deal under a new charter school bill proposed in the state Senate. The bill, being announced...
Bay State Banner
Thursday, March 31, 2016
A group of state senators today rolled out compromise legislation that would over the next ten years raise the cap on the percentage of charter schools operating in low-performing school districts from the current 18 percent to 23 percent. The an...
State House News Service
Friday, March 11, 2016
People accused of stealing items worth between $250 to $1,500 would no longer be charged with felonies in Massachusetts, under a bill passed by the Senate Thursday. The legislation raising the threshold at which a misdemeanor becomes a felony to ...
The Boston Globe
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
The Boston Globe
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Two state lawmakers are calling on the MBTA to keep late-night service in light of a federal rebuke over the agency’s failure to complete a civil rights analysis before reducing its weekend schedule. Federal Transit Administration officials...