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November 13, 2019
By Jim Hand; The Sun Chronicle
The Massachusetts House on Wednesday voted to ban all flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, in a move that divided the local delegation.
Democrats such as Rep. Jim Hawkins, D-Attleboro, supported the bill while some Republicans, in...
August 7, 2019
Local lawmakers say they would consider ending the Legislature’s exemption from the state public records law, but there is no movement on Beacon Hill to do so.
The Legislature is now out of formal session and there has been no effort to reconsider the exemption.
August 1, 2019
Employees at the racetrack at Plainridge Park Casino into late Wednesday night were waiting to find out if they should show up for work today as a legislative stalemate had put harness racing there in jeopardy for a second year in a row.
Legislators Wednesday night were...
July 25, 2019
A new state budget approved by the Legislature this week includes $43.1 billion in spending, but to local lawmakers it is often the little things that matter most.
And this year those little things added up to a lot as increased state revenue allowed for a free flow of...
July 21, 2019
Local officials are getting behind a bill that would allow the state Gaming Commission to permit table games at Plainridge Park Casino.
Despite the word casino in its title, Plainridge is actually a slots parlor with 1,250 electronic games. It does not have live table...
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