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During a virtual public hearing on Tuesday, Gov. Charlie Baker outlined plans to convene a group to help guide the state's long-term approach to COVID-19. The governor also touted the importance of vaccinations and continued to resist suggestions that Massachustts should universally mandate masks indoors.
High-ranking lawmakers are calling on Gov. Charlie Baker to consider a menu of pandemic management options, including quarantine and isolation shelters and a pause on school mask mandate exemptions.
When people pile onto a video call Thursday hosted by the state Department of Transportation, expect to hear words like “ridership,” “climate,” “equity” and “commuters” mentioned in support of restoring passenger rail service linking North Adams to Boston.
State Sen. Adam Hinds, D-Pittsfield, earned the endorsements of several Western Massachusetts leaders on Tuesday during an appearance at Northampton City Hall.
Senate leaders this week will propose investing $250 million in federal relief money to begin to restructure public health infrastructure in a way top lawmakers and advocates hope will ensure cities and towns are better prepared for the next health crisis.
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.
A bill filed by Sen. Jo Comerford and Rep. James Hawkins would decouple MCAS from graduation and instead offer what Comerford called "multiple pathways" for students to prove they meet the benchmarks to complete high school, some of which would not require a standardized test.
Citing the "predominance of the aggressive Delta variant," the co-chairs of the Legislature's Public Health Committee are calling on Gov. Char…
Seventy-four Massachusetts lawmakers signed a letter urging the federal government to defend voting rights. Voting restrictions have been proposed in 47 states, including Massachusetts.
State Sen. Adam Hinds and his wife have bought a home outside the district Hinds has represented since 2017, although Hinds said Thursday that…