NEWS & EVENTS

Massachusetts House, Senate leaders agree on three-month interim budget

Massachusetts legislative leaders agreed on a budget -- for the next three months Members of the Senate and House Committees on Ways and Means announced Tuesday that they have agreed to a 16.5 billion three-month interim budget to fund the state through October. The...

Mass. House counters Senate with its own police reform bill

BOSTON — House Speaker Robert DeLeo and top Democrats plan to seek a vote Wednesday on police reform legislation that makes good on the promise leaders made to Black and Latino lawmakers following the death of George Floyd, proposing a new system to license cops and...

House passes $1.1 billion budget to cover COVID-19 costs

BOSTON — A $1.1 billion budget bill is on its way to the Senate after the House passed the legislation Wednesday and added on an additional $17.5 million in COVID-19 spending. Passage of the legislation comes as Gov. Charlie Baker has poked lawmakers to quickly get it...