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June 4, 2019
By Jim Hand; The Sun Chronicle
Several business groups, including the local Chamber of Commerce, are calling for a threemonth delay in the implementation of a new family and medical leave law.
The state law was passed last year and fees to pay for a trust fund for it will start being charged July 1,...
March 21, 2019
NORFOLK — State Rep. Shawn Dooley is demanding to know if the parts for MBTA trains being assembled in Springfield are actually being built by low-wage workers in China.
Dooley, R-Norfolk, has been pressing the MBTA over various aspects of its contract with Chinese manu...
December 26, 2018
Democrats increased their numbers in the U.S. House of Representatives in the November election by 40 members in a so-called Blue Wave that largely skipped the local area.
It was the largest Democratic gain since the post-Watergate election of 1974. Analysts claim it wa...
August 2, 2018
PLAINVILLE — After failing to meet a July 31 deadline, the Legislature on Thursday gave late approval to a bill to reauthorize horse racing in the state.
An impasse between the Senate and House over the routine, non-controversial bill had shut down racing and simulcasti...
July 10, 2018
Local lawmakers say they support a House bill aimed at addressing the state’s opioid crisis, although it lacks a few provisions they were hoping for.
A vote on the legislation is expected as soon as Wednesday.
The representatives said addiction to opioids and the overd...
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