Latest Massachusetts state government News

Car dealer denies racial discrimination allegations

Sep. 20, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Management at a Massachusetts car dealership accused in a lawsuit filed by the state of illegally charging Black and Hispanic customers more for remote starters, paint protection and other add-on products than it does for white customers is denying the allegations. ...

2022 could be a political watershed for Massachusetts women

Sep. 19, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Just 20 years ago, Massachusetts voters had yet to elect a woman as governor, attorney general, U.S. senator or mayor of its largest city. This year, Democratic women won five of six statewide primary contests. 2022 is shaping up to be a watershed year for women...

Massachusetts taxpayers to get some of their money back

Sep. 16, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts taxpayers can look forward to seeing a return of some of their tax dollars this year, Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday. The announcement came after the state auditor’s office certified that tax revenues exceeded allowable revenues under a little-noticed...

New Massachusetts driver's license law faces repeal effort

Sep. 12, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts voters will get the chance to decide whether the state should reject a new law allowing immigrants in the country illegally to obtain state driver’s licenses. The secretary of the commonwealth’s office announced late Friday that it had certified the...

Jesse Brown wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Massachusetts' 9th Congressional District.

Sep. 08, 2022 08:37 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jesse Brown wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Massachusetts' 9th Congressional District.

Trump-backed Diehl to take on Healey in Mass. governor race

Sep. 07, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Geoff Diehl, a former state representative endorsed by former President Donald Trump, has won the Republican nomination for Massachusetts governor over businessman Chris Doughty, who was considered the more moderate candidate in the race. The victory for Diehl sets up...

Robert Burke wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Massachusetts' 8th Congressional District.

Sep. 06, 2022 22:48 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Burke wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Massachusetts' 8th Congressional District.

Geoff Diehl wins Republican nomination for governor in Massachusetts primary election.

Sep. 06, 2022 22:01 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Geoff Diehl wins Republican nomination for governor in Massachusetts primary election.

Maura Healey wins Democratic nomination for governor in Massachusetts primary election.

Sep. 06, 2022 20:38 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Maura Healey wins Democratic nomination for governor in Massachusetts primary election.

What to watch in Massachusetts' primary election

Sep. 05, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Republicans hoping to hold on to the Massachusetts governor's office are choosing between a Donald Trump-backed candidate and a more moderate businessman in Tuesday's primary election. Massachusetts is just the latest blue state to feature a top-of-the-ticket contest...