Latest Massachusetts State General Court News

Black leaders: Lawmakers must OK police accountability bill

Sep. 27, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — More than 50 Black leaders and organizations from across Massachusetts are pressing state lawmakers to act on a stalled police accountability bill. The Massachusetts House and Senate have approved separate versions of the bill. A conference committee has been working to hammer out a final...

Resident of veterans home tests positive for a 2nd time

Sep. 21, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A resident of a veterans care center in Massachusetts has tested positive for the coronavirus for a second time, state health officials announced Monday. “A veteran resident of the Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea who was clinically recovered from COVID-19 as per CDC guidance again...

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Virus could end snow days; flu shot mandate prompts protest

Aug. 30, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Some Vermont educators are wondering if remote learning could mean the end of snow days, the unexpected days off when weather conditions make it too hard for staff and children to reach school. Bryan Olkowski, the superintendent of the Washington Central Supervisory Union, recently...