- Massachusetts plan could spur hydro imports to New England Updated: Feb-07-16 9:08 am
BOSTON - Tapping into Canadian hydropower is hardly a new concept in energy-starved New England. But Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's proposal to authorize long-term contracts between utilities and hydropower producers is being viewed in some quarters as a potential game-changer for the region.
- Beacon Hill lawmakers head north for New Hampshire primary Updated: Feb-06-16 9:56 am
BOSTON - The New Hampshire primary is just days away and that can only mean one thing in neighboring Massachusetts - a mass exodus of elected officials from Beacon Hill to the frozen north to stump for the candidate of their choice.
- The Latest: 6-year-old hit by falling tree limb dies Updated: Feb-05-16 8:10 pm
BOSTON - The Latest on a winter storm that dropped more than a foot of snow on some areas of the Northeast (all times local):
- Massachusetts Gov. Baker endorses Christie in GOP primary Updated: Feb-05-16 4:31 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker endorsed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the Republican presidential primary on Friday, arguing that Christie is best suited to govern in Washington's highly partisan environment.
- Justice Francis Spina of Massachusetts high court to retire Updated: Feb-05-16 12:41 pm
BOSTON - For the second time in a week, a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court justice has announced his retirement.
- Justice Robert Cordy of state's high court to retire Updated: Feb-03-16 4:47 pm
BOSTON - Robert Cordy, an associate justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court since 2001, announced Wednesday he would retire in August, giving Republican Gov. Charlie Baker the opportunity to make his first nomination to the state's highest court.
- Massachusetts Senate OKs bill that would ensure equal pay Updated: Jan-28-16 3:42 pm
BOSTON - The Massachusetts Senate unanimously approved a bill Thursday that would ensure men and women earn equal pay for comparable work.
- Legislative leader to outline goals for 2016 session Updated: Jan-26-16 8:54 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo planned to urge fellow House members to wade into contentious fights over charter schools and ride-hailing services in the coming months.
- Sen. Markey blocking FDA nominee on opioid approval concerns Updated: Jan-25-16 7:40 pm
BOSTON - U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is blocking Senate confirmation of a new commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration to call attention to the agency's approval process for opioid painkillers.
- Beacon Hill's 2 top lawmakers have strong fundraising year Updated: Jan-23-16 3:02 pm
BOSTON - The state's two most powerful Democratic lawmakers on Beacon Hill are pulling in hefty donations to their campaign accounts.
- Gov. Baker touts accomplishments, sets goals in speech Updated: Jan-21-16 10:09 pm
BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker hailed what he called the spirit of bipartisanship on Beacon Hill as he detailed goals for the new year in his first State of the State address Thursday.
- Democrats echo bipartisan tone of Gov. Baker's speech Updated: Jan-21-16 9:42 pm
BOSTON - Top Massachusetts Democrats are giving Republican Gov. Charlie Baker largely positive reviews on his State of the State address.
- Mark Wahlberg, Massachusetts governor meet to discuss film Updated: Jan-20-16 8:14 pm
BOSTON - Mark Wahlberg and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker have met to discuss a film the actor is working on.
- Agreement details incentives offered to GE for Boston move Updated: Jan-20-16 7:40 pm
BOSTON - City and state officials offered General Electric Co. a package of incentives ranging from a public helipad to a joint concierge relocation team to help secure the move of the company's headquarters to Boston, according to an agreement made public on Wednesday.
- Report: With hydro, state on track to meet pollution goals Updated: Jan-19-16 4:57 pm
BOSTON - The state is on track to meet its ambitious goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, Gov. Charlie Baker's administration said Tuesday while cautioning that success may hinge on legislative approval of a plan to import more Canadian hydropower.
- General Electric to move headquarters to Boston Updated: Jan-13-16 5:36 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - General Electric announced Wednesday it will move its headquarters to Boston, leaving the sprawling suburban Connecticut campus it has called home over the past four decades for a technology-rich city it says better fits its ambitions as an innovation leader.
- Massachusetts Senate panel on legal pot to visit Colorado Updated: Jan-08-16 5:04 pm
BOSTON - Members of a Massachusetts Senate panel plan to visit Colorado next week to learn more about that state's experience with the legalized use of recreational marijuana.