About 200 people gathered Saturday afternoon to protest language in the state budget that would prohibit teaching or training on a list of “divisive concepts” in schools and government workplaces. A standalone bill failed earlier this year, but similar language was added to the state budget bill.
BOSTON — As statehouses begin to re-open, Massachusetts is becoming an outlier with government that remains closed to the public and a Legislature that continues to conduct much of its official business remotely. Next week, Gov. Charlie Baker's state of emergency due to COVID-19 ends along with many remaining pandemic-related restrictions on schools, businesses and local governments.
A bill that would have created more oversight of Maine’s county sheriffs died in the Legislature this week. The bill, which was defeated Thursday after the House voted it down, would have allowed the governor to put on administrative leave sheriffs who are suspected of criminal or unethical behavior.
As you may have noticed over the last three and a half years, fans of Zack Snyder’s filmography are hardly shy when it comes to using social media.The #ReleaseTheSnyderCut campaign trended on a regular basis until HBO Max finally announced the four-hour Holy Grail of Justice League, and the very same day it premiered on the streaming service, #RestoreTheSnyderVerse was born.
Abortion restrictions, gubernatorial emergency powers, an expansion of school choice and the teaching of racial diversity all will be debated vigorously over the next four days as legislators try to reach consensus on a two-year state budget. Much of the spending in the $13.5 billion package is no longer in dispute.
TALK ABOUT about a soft reopening. After more than 450 days, the New Hampshire State House will reopen to the public on Monday. The timing coincides with the 45 committees of conference that will meet in the coming days to resolve the remaining bills in dispute this session.
Health care workers who were on the front line of efforts to treat COVID-19 patients should receive a share of the $5.3 billion in federal aid coming to Massachusetts in the form of retroactive premium pay, participants at a Thursday rally outside the State House said. The health care workers union 1199SEIU wants direct care workers to receive one-time bonuses of between $1,000 to $3,000 “based on the number of hours worked in direct contact with the health crisis.” The union says the proposal would cost about $500 million.
No, it isn’t the legislators Updated: 46 minutes ago AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) -Maine’s State Geologist, Robert Marvinney is retiring at the end of June after holding the position for 26 years. He says during that time he has occasionally been asked about some unusual looking flooring inside the Maine State House.
Gov. Dan McKee is expected to sign the amended IGT-Bally's lottery deal on Friday. A bill signing ceremony will take place at noon at the State House. Title: Gov. McKee signs lottery contract Start time: 06/11/2021 12:00:00 PM End time: 06/11/2021 01:00:00 PM
1199SEIU healthcare workers Thursday joined elected officials and local healthcare leaders for a rally at the State House to advocate for funding as part of the American Rescue Plan, in recognition of the work of healthcare workers since the onset of the COVID-29 pandemic last year. Healthcare workers were joined by supporters including Senator Julian Cyr, Representative Jim O’Day, Lynn Community Health Center, Genesis Healthcare, and Elara Caring.
MORGANTOWN – The state Senate and House have named their members to the Joint Committee on Redistricting that will redraw You have reached content available exclusively to Dominion Post subscribers Subscribe today and receive 3 months of premium access for only $7! or sign in to read the rest of this content.
Accused Massachusetts putschist seeks permission to return to the State House and to roam the Common with the aggressive geese he claims cavort there
Alleged 1/6 failed-coup participant Mark Sahady has asked a judge in Washington to free him from limitations set by a judge in Massachusetts that prohibit him from going near the State House - which he frets might even prevent him from riding the Red Line, which runs in a tunnel under the State House grounds.
The Girls Outing Club of Edward Little High entertained the boys yesterday afternoon at Taylor Pond. 50 Years Ago: 1971 Maine dedicated its new $4.8 million cultural building Wednesday. Gov. Curtis said it would provide Maine people with an understanding of the state’s heritage.
The business community will need to regroup now that the Legislature has overwhelmingly approved the so-called “millionaires tax” again. Ostensibly, the surcharge would raise about $2 billion a year, to be used for education and transportation purposes, by imposing a higher income tax on nearly 20,000 married couples and individual taxpayers who make more than $1 million a year: 9 percent on all earnings above that threshold, with the standard 5 percent tax on income below it.
Covid–19 cases have dropped steadily in Michigan, but the pandemic is still having a very real impact. The Michigan Secretary of State is still has backlog of in–person appointments for transactions that cannot be done online. Legislators on both sides of the aisle acknowledge the problem.
The hackerama trotted out the usual cornucopia of cliches Wednesday as they rubber-stamped the proposed state income tax hike onto the 2022 ballot. The greed-crazed Legislature’s mad scheme is to raise the top marginal rate from 5 to 9% (but only on “millionaires,” and that’s a pinky promise).
Residents will vote on the “Fair Share” amendment next year and if approved the state will impose a 4 percent surtax on household incomes exceeding $1 million. The tax increase would produce an additional $2 billion in revenue annually. (TNS) — A proposed tax hike on Massachusetts millionaires will be on the 2022 ballot after state lawmakers Wednesday approved putting the “Fair Share” constitutional amendment up for a public vote.
LANSING, MI (WTVB) – A bipartisan reform plan that is being backed by 58th District State Representative Andrew Fink has cleared the Michigan House and is now heading to the State Senate. Fink says the plan will greatly improve ethics and transparency laws for government officials.