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The field of Democrats running for lieutenant governor — it already includes two Western Massachusetts state senators — continues to grow. Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll entered the race Tuesday, becoming the first mayor to announce a campaign.
A second Western Massachusetts state senator is running for lieutenant governor. State Sen. Eric Lesser, a Longmeadow Democrat and Obama White House alumnus, announced Tuesday that he would enter the race that includes state Sen. Adam Hinds, D-Pittsfield.
Supporters of east-west passenger rail in Massachusetts hope the project can receive money through the newly signed federal infrastructure bill. Yet, some question whether the state is committed to the Springfield-to-Pittsfield leg of the journey.
As lawmakers promote nonopioid alternatives to pain treatment, state Rep. William “Smitty” Pignatelli says he would like to see support for alternative treatments combined with his push to equip all first responders with naloxone.
If you live in Berkshire County, you'll have a new state senator starting in 2023. And you may also have a new state representative. Due to population loss, redistricting will cut the four Berkshire County seats to three.
Massachusetts residents have two ways to share their thoughts on the proposed Statehouse maps the Legislature released Tuesday: a Friday public hearing and a written comment period open through Monday.
Seeking the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor, state Rep. Tami Gouveia says she would bring a public health perspective to the executive office. Gouveia, backed by many progressives, made her first stops as a candidate in Western Massachusetts.
Gov. Charlie Baker has suddenly put lawmakers on the clock to decide in the coming weeks whether to move ahead with $900 million in tax relief…
State Sen. Adam Hinds is “working to put together a team” to help him consider which political office to seek in the 2022 election cycle, he s…
If you ask Karen Christensen, it’s never a bad time to talk about trains.