Massachusetts Governor Signs Climate Bill
In The States
Massachusetts Governor Signs Climate Bill
2022-08-15 18:23:53
by Dan McCue

BOSTON — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts has signed a climate bill that both boosts support for renewable energy and sets limits on fossil fuel use. The Massachusetts state Legislature passed the bill at a time when the federal... Read More

Middle Schoolers Secure Exoneration for Last ‘Salem Witch’
History
Middle Schoolers Secure Exoneration for Last ‘Salem Witch’
2022-08-04 21:27:53
by Dan McCue

BOSTON — At long last, perhaps, Elizabeth Johnson Jr. can rest in peace. Last week, some 329 years after she was convicted of being a witch at the infamous Salem witch trials, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker formally pardoned her, doing... Read More

Healey Shows Big Lead in Massachusetts Primary Fundraising
Campaign Finance
Healey Shows Big Lead in Massachusetts Primary Fundraising
2022-07-11 21:44:23
by Madeline Hughes

BOSTON — Attorney General Maura Healey is winning fundraising in the Bay State. She has $5.4 million on hand for her bid to be governor, according to her June financial disclosure. That’s millions ahead of the two Republicans who are... Read More

Governor Moves to Update, Expand Massachusetts’ Outdated Wiretap Law
In The States
Governor Moves to Update, Expand Massachusetts’ Outdated Wiretap Law
2022-01-21 19:32:44
by Dan McCue

BOSTON — Massachusetts’ wiretap statute, adopted in 1968 as a tool to combat organized crime, is now woefully out of date; it needs a major revision to better equip law enforcement for the realities of the 21st century, the state’s... Read More

City of Salem Poised to Become Massachusetts’ Second Offshore Wind Port
Energy
City of Salem Poised to Become Massachusetts’ Second Offshore Wind Port
2021-10-04 13:37:24
by Dan McCue

SALEM, Mass. - Vineyard Wind, the joint venture seeking to build the first large-scale offshore wind farm off the U.S. coast has entered into a tentative agreement with the City of Salem, Massachusetts and the Crowley Maritime Corp. to build... Read More

Increased Cases of West Nile Virus in Massachusetts
In The States
Increased Cases of West Nile Virus in Massachusetts
2021-09-08 19:54:48
by Alexa Hornbeck

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health recently announced they’ve seen four new human cases of West Nile virus in the state this year, after five human cases were reported all of last year, indicating a significant increase of virus activity... Read More

Biden Administration Approves Nation’s First Major Offshore Wind Farm
Energy
Biden Administration Approves Nation’s First Major Offshore Wind Farm
2021-05-11 18:59:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Biden administration gave its final approval Tuesday to the construction and operation of the Vineyard Wind project -- the first large-scale, offshore wind project in the United States. The decision was announced by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland... Read More

Biden Hopes to Boost Offshore Wind as Mass. Project Advances
Energy
Biden Hopes to Boost Offshore Wind as Mass. Project Advances

WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge wind farm off the Massachusetts coast is edging closer to federal approval, setting up what the Biden administration hopes will be a model for a sharp increase in offshore wind energy development along the East... Read More

Census Estimates Show Population Decline in 16 States
State News
Census Estimates Show Population Decline in 16 States
2021-01-22 21:03:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — New Census Bureau estimates show 16 states saw population declines last year as the nation experienced its slowest overall growth since the Great Depression, a new Pew Charitable Trusts analysis shows. According to the analysis, which first appeared... Read More

MA-04: Jake Auchincloss (D)
House Watch
MA-04: Jake Auchincloss (D)
2020-11-01 11:15:08
by TWN Staff

About Auchincloss: After graduating from the Newton Public Schools and Harvard College, Jake Auchincloss served as a captain in the United States Marines. Auchincloss commanded infantry in Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2012 and a reconnaissance unit in Panama in 2014.... Read More

Massachusetts Primary: Rep. Richard Neal Fends Off Challenge from Alex Morse
2020 Elections
Massachusetts Primary: Rep. Richard Neal Fends Off Challenge from Alex Morse

WASHINGTON — Massachusetts Rep. Richard E. Neal, who over his 16 terms in Congress has risen to the top of one of the House’s most seminal committees, overcame a Democratic primary challenge from his left Tuesday by defeating Holyoke Mayor... Read More

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