July 2020

July 31, 2020

State would license midwives under advancing legislation

Beacon Hill Roll Call: July 20 to July 24, 2020

July 30, 2020

Massachusetts Senate clears bill to license midwives who provide out-of-hospital care

New 17-person committee formed by UMass, town of Amherst to iron out COVID-19 issues

July 29, 2020

Senate moves to overhaul state flag, seal

House extends formal sessions past July 31

July 27, 2020

Demanding driver’s licenses for all: Activists encamping at Statehouse push for passage of Work and Family Mobility Act

July 24, 2020

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signs $1.1 billion supplemental budget, which makes Juneteenth state holiday

Senate Passes Legislation to Enhance Stroke Care System

Beacon Hill Roll Call: July 13 to July 17, 2020

July 22, 2020

Senate bond bill includes earmarks for Western Mass. transportation projects

Proposed state legislation mirrors calls for local change

July 20, 2020

State lawmakers call for action on wind farm

Athol High ‘Red Raiders’ mascot once again a target

July 17, 2020

Legislative bill would ban Native American mascots in Massachusetts public high schools

July 16, 2020

Bill would ban use of Native American mascots

Mass. Lawmakers: Replacing State Flag, Seal On State Senate Agenda

Western Massachusetts should be included in free COVID-19 testing (Editorial)

Group Calls For Change In Massachusetts State Flag, Ban On Native American Mascots At Public Schools

July 13, 2020

MA Senate passes to-go cocktail bill

July 11, 2020

Police reform bill delayed again during Saturday state Senate session

Western Massachusetts legislators want equitable COVID-19 testing

July 10, 2020

Beacon Hill Roll Call: June 29 to July 3, 2020

July 8, 2020

Senators push police reform bill

July 7, 2020

$10 million for expanding cell service access in IT bond bill is ‘down payment’ in connecting Western Mass. residents, senator says

Rep. Barber files bill to protect families receiving long-term care services

July 5, 2020

Senators secure $10M boost for rural cell service

July 3, 2020

State Senate bill provides $10M for rural cellphone service improvements

July 2, 2020

Native American Tribe Calls Campaign To Stop Roundabout ‘Misleading’

Beacon Hill Roll Call: June 22 to June 26, 2020

July 1, 2020

No simple roundabout dispute

Senators, public health officials discuss disparities, inequities

June 2020

June 26, 2020

Beacon Hill Roll Call: June 15 to June 19, 2020

Comerford, Hinds to host virtual session on health equity

June 25, 2020

Efforts gain steam to end schools’ Native American mascots and nicknames

Bill Would Pause MCAS Exam For 4 Years

June 24, 2020

MTA backs Comerford bill calling for MCAS moratorium

June 22, 2020

Free COVID-19 testing for farmers at Big E Thursday

COVID-19 community updates

June 19, 2020

Juneteenth would be state holiday celebrated on June 19 under bill filed by Massachusetts lawmakers

June 18, 2020

State lawmakers looking at ways to improve air quality in urban areas

June 17, 2020

Colrain Central School bids fish farewell

June 16, 2020

Comerford holding panel on public health, environmental justice

Massachusetts Senate passes bill to expand voting options for 2020 elections in light of coronavirus

June 11, 2020

‘Horrendous racist attack‘: Bus driver held without bail after allegedly trying to run over, attack Black man and two kids

Massachusetts Democrats, Gov. Charlie Baker respond to calls for racial equity from minority lawmakers, protesters in wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody

Senate Passes Bill to Protect Residents from Mosquito-Borne EEE Virus

Local agencies care for vulnerable during pandemic

June 9, 2020

Legislators Call on State to Issue COVID-19 Guidance During Protests

Donations pour in for dad, sons in bus incident

June 5, 2020

Mass. Lawmakers Call For Pandemic Ban On Tear Gas

June 4, 2020

Joint Committee on Public Health advances slew of health-minded bills

June 3, 2020

Beacon Hill Roll Call: May 25 to May 29, 2020

June 1, 2020

Erving Town Meeting voters to consider Board of Selectmen name change

Massachusetts Health Committee Approves End of Life Options Bill for 1st Time since 2011 Introduction

March 2020

March 31, 2020

Area legislators happy with stimulus package

March 30, 2020

11 die at Holyoke Soldiers’ Home amid COVID-19 outbreak

March 26, 2020

Virus “gut punch” leaves Senators in triage mode

Senator Comerford leading Massachusetts coronavirus response team

March 25, 2020

Beacon Hill Roll Call: March 16 to March 20

March 23, 2020

Baker issues stay-at-home advisory, orders nonessential businesses to close Tuesday

March 22, 2020

Four more patients at Buckley HealthCare Center diagnosed with COVID-19

March 21, 2020

Comerford hosts phone conferences for constituents

March 19, 2020

Comerford pushes for connectivity during COVID-19 health crisis

March 18, 2020

Due to coronavirus unknowns, strong local leadership critical (Editorial)

Legislative work on ice: State lawmakers respond to the pandemic

March 16, 2020

Legislature sets up coronavirus working groups

March 11, 2020

Coronavirus could cause Mass. lawmakers to rethink the state budget

Coronavirus aid package moving toward vote on Beacon Hill

March 10, 2020

Lawmakers hail governor’s emergency declaration

March 9, 2020

Moore sends letter to AG on PFAS’ public health risks

March 8, 2020

Monday shorts: Syrup ceremony, HIP funding and classroom innovation

March 6, 2020

Area officials, health professionals working to prevent COVID-19

Kicking off Maple Month with a ceremonial tree tap

March 5, 2020

Funding for Healthy Incentives Program restored

62 Mass. Lawmakers Urge Governor To Ensure No-Cost Coronavirus Testing

Legislators press Baker to waive co-pays on coronavirus testing

March 4, 2020

Mass. Lawmakers To Question Health Leaders About Coronavirus Response

Baker administration says coronavirus test kits are coming to Mass., but many questions remain

Coronavirus: Baker urges cancellation of international school trips

Beacon Hill Roll Call: Feb. 24 to Feb. 28, 2020

March 2, 2020

State House backs $2M more for HIP program

College students push for additional higher education funding

Legislators support lowering voting age in local, state elections

March 1, 2020

Erving’s new library opens to plaudits all around

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