Organs in Exchange for Freedom? Mass. Bill Raises Ethical Concerns

BOSTON (AP) - A proposal to let prisoners in Massachusetts donate organs and bone marrow to shave time off their sentence is raising profound ethical … [Read more...]

Spending Bill Supports Local Initiatives, Blue Economy

HYANNIS – Lawmakers on Beacon Hill passed a $3.8 billion spending bill last week that would support a variety of local initiatives on the Cape and … [Read more...]

Massachusetts Lawmakers Approve More Than $52B Budget Plan

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts lawmakers approved a $52.7 billion state budget Monday, more than two weeks into the state’s new fiscal year. The … [Read more...]

Massachusetts House OKs Bill to Expand Mental Health Access

BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts House unanimously approved a bill Thursday designed to expand access to mental health services. Democratic House … [Read more...]

With Senate Override Vote, Driver’s License Bill Becomes Law

BOSTON (AP) — A bill that would allow immigrants in the country illegally to obtain state driver’s licenses in Massachusetts has become law after the … [Read more...]

Massachusetts Senate to Consider Passing Package of Tax Cuts

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts' strong economic outlook is prompting Democratic leaders in the state Senate to consider a package of tax cuts. Revenue … [Read more...]

Xiarhos Announces Re-Election Run

HYANNIS - Fifth Barnstable State Representative Steve Xiarhos (R) has submitted papers for his re-election bid this fall. Xiarhos made the … [Read more...]

Bill Banning Hairstyle Bias Approved by Massachusetts Senate

BOSTON (AP) - A bill aimed at banning discrimination based on natural and protective hairstyles in workplaces, school districts, and school-related … [Read more...]

Massachusetts House OKs Bill Banning Bias Based on Hairstyle

BOSTON (AP) - A bill aimed at banning race-based discrimination targeting hair texture and hairstyles has been unanimously approved by the … [Read more...]

Massachusetts Statehouse Set to Reopen Doors to the Public

BOSTON (AP) — After being closed to the public since the start of the pandemic nearly two years ago, the Massachusetts Statehouse is finally reopening … [Read more...]
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