The state's House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday shoring up the rights of pregnant workers.
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act will require employers to provide basic accommodations for employees who are pregnant or a new mother. Such provisions include allowing pregnant woman to take more frequent bathroom breaks, drink water while they work, or provided a stool to sit on.
A bill to change the staffing requirements of an ambulance service could be a game changer for struggling volunteer services.
But, the state Department of Public Health has opposed the bill in previous legislative sessions.
The bill, developed in consultation with the State Ethics Commission, creates a limited exemption to a portion of the Massachusetts conflict of interest law in order to allow any of these three towns to share a town administrator.
Legislation signed at the State House on Tuesday eliminates or updates a raft of outdated and obsolete municipal regulations.
Filed by the Baker administration last December, the 125-page bill found strong support from state and local officials, the Massachusetts Municipal Association and Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers.
Gov. Charlie Baker, with a host of local elected and administrative officials behind him on the Grand Staircase at the State House, noted he'd gotten some
The Greylock Glen has gotten an extra layer of protection with Gov. Charle Baker's signing of a bill on Monday that puts the 1,008 acres under Article 97 protection.
"I am proud to partner with the town of Adams, the legislative delegation, and key stakeholders on legislation advancing another important milestone of the future management of the Greylock Glen land," Baker said in a statement. "I look forward to continuing our work with the town as we move forward ensuring the public truly bene
State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier said 20 percent of victims who report the crime regret they did so because of the way they are treated in the justice system. She is pushing a bill in the State House to provide consistency across the state in how rape cases are handled.
The bill received a hearing on the Judiciary Committee last Wednesday and the Pittsfield Democrat is hoping it'll make it to the legislative floor by the end of the year. The bill focuses on ensuring victims have information
A bill giving the town the right to set up its own broadband service now goes to the governor's desk after being enacted by the state Senate.
Mount Washington plans to build and operate a modern, fiber-to-the-home network to provide high-speed Internet access to its residents.