Barbara HowardJuly 18, 2018 09:46 PM
Archaic Abortion Law Up For Repeal Used As Recently As 2007The 19th century law was used in charging a Lawrence woman who induced a miscarriage.
Mike DeehanJuly 18, 2018 02:46 PM
South Boston Senator Wants Involuntary Hold For Overdose PatientsA South Boston Democrat will try to force the Senate to vote on allowing doctors to involuntarily hold patients who overdose for three days in order to arrange treatment.
Matt Murphy | State House News ServiceJuly 11, 2018 06:52 PM
DeLeo: 'Very Difficult' To Pass Immigrant Enforcement Bill In HouseThough immigration has sparked great interest on Beacon Hill this year, the speaker remained skeptical of being able to pass a bill on the issue.
Mike DeehanJuly 5, 2018 10:25 AM
With Roe v. Wade In Question, Activists Push Mass. House To Eliminate Archaic Abortion LawsAdvocates want to remove archaic laws dating back to 1845 that muddy the waters on what's allowed in the state.
Barbara HowardJune 28, 2018 09:12 PM
Gov. Charlie Baker signs so-called "Grand Bargain" billA hike in the minimum wage, paid leave and a tax-free holiday are all part of the measure.
Adam ReillyJune 25, 2018 09:12 PM
How A Suburban Teenager Sparked A Push For A Gender-Neutral State ID OptionAs of now, passage of a bill that would create a third option on state IDs for people who don't identify as male or female seems likely.
Barbara HowardJune 22, 2018 09:16 PM
"Grand Bargain" Bill Heads To Gov. Charlie Baker's DeskIt was a hectic week for Democratic leaders on Beacon Hill, with a rush to get a bill on the governor's desk that would block ballot questions from going forward on the minimum wage, paid leave, and the state's sales taxes. It's a trio that Gov. Charlie Baker and others have called the “Grand Bargain.”
Katie Lannan And Colin A. Young | State House News ServiceJune 20, 2018 05:25 PM
'Grand Bargain' Could Be State Law By Wednesday NightThe deal would gradually increase the minimum wage from $11 an hour to $15 an hour over five years, culminating in 2023.
Adam ReillyJune 3, 2018 11:37 AM
In Worcester, Mass. Dems Rebuke Bill Galvin And Wax Ambivalent On Charlie BakerThere were two big developments at the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic Party convention: challenger Josh Zakim getting an endorsement in the secretary of state's race over six-term incumbent Bill Galvin, and Jay Gonzalez winning the endorsement for governor in resounding fashion over Bob Massie. But the convention also highlighted the awkward fact that, with the general election just five months away, Democrats aren't sure whether to attack Republican Governor Charlie Baker or ignore him. WGBH News's Adam Reilly, Peter Kadzis, and Mike Deehan size up what happened in Worcester with Zakim, Mass Dems chair Gus Bickford, and Quentin Palfrey, who won the convention's endorsement for lieutenant governor — and get some instant analysis and insight from Gintautas Dumcius of Mass Live and the Springfield Republican and Lauren Dezenski of Politico.