State House News Service
Vineyard Wind’s Opening Price Draws Praise
Vineyard Wind's electricity price quote pleasantly surprised the environmental community and the Bay State's industrial sector.
State Approves First Adult Use Retail Marijuana License
The license approved Monday is conditional upon additional background checks and facility inspections.
Somerset Man Who Struck and Killed Pedestrian, Then Fled Scene, Sentenced
A Somerset man who struck and killed a pedestrian, and then fled the scene, was convicted and sentenced to serve three to four years in state prison.
Officials Say Delay Possible for Offshore Wind Timeline
After dropping one bidder in favor of another to stay on schedule with a major hydropower procurement, it appears a procurement for offshore wind energy may be delayed.
Brockton Senator Arrested on Drunken Driving Charges
Sen. Michael Brady of Brockton was arrested in Weymouth over the weekend for drunk driving while on his way home.
Extended Storm Puts Crimp on Power Restoration Efforts
As blizzard conditions knocked out power to about a quarter million Massachusetts homes and businesses Tuesday, power crews were kept out of bucket trucks and away from power lines by heavy snow and high winds. One utility says it could be days until power is fully restored.
Report: Opioid-Related Deaths in Massachusetts Decreasing
The number of opioid-related overdose deaths in Massachusetts fell an estimated 8.3 percent from 2016 to 2017.
Keiko Orrall Confirms Rumors, Announces Bid for State Treasurer
Keiko Orrall, state Representative from the 12th Bristol District, today declared her intent to run for State Treasurer in a video
Gov. Baker Calls for Tougher Opioid Laws, Southcoast Rail
On the opioid abuse front, Baker called on the Legislature to pass his Cares Act, and pledged that over the next five years his administration has plans to add 500 new treatments beds.
Boston, Not New Bedford, Chosen as Finalist for Amazon HQ2
There were 26 locations in Massachusetts vying to be the home of Amazon's second headquarters but only one made it onto the internet giant's shortlist: Boston.