massachusetts house http://wamc.org en Mass. House Passes Updates To Anti-Bullying Law http://wamc.org/post/mass-house-passes-updates-anti-bullying-law <p>The Massachusetts House has approved a bill designed to build on the state's 2010 anti-bullying law in part by strengthening protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and students with disabilities.</p><p>The bill passed 143-4 on Wednesday. It would create new reporting measures and recognize certain populations as more vulnerable to bullying.</p><p>The 2010 law was designed to crack down on bullying and cyberbullying and require schools to establish anti-bullying programs.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:23:25 +0000 Jaired Crofut 84752 at http://wamc.org Mass. House Passes Updates To Anti-Bullying Law Patrick Reviewing Proposed Mass. Welfare Changes http://wamc.org/post/patrick-reviewing-proposed-mass-welfare-changes <p></p><p></p><p>Massachusetts Governor Deval&nbsp;Patrick says he is reviewing a proposal to require photo identification on electronic benefit transfer cards used by welfare recipients.</p><p>The governor would not immediately say if he would allow the measure to become law. The Legislature added the provision to a spending bill that reached Patrick's desk on Monday.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 12:49:49 +0000 Jaired Crofut 68399 at http://wamc.org Patrick Reviewing Proposed Mass. Welfare Changes Massachusetts State Representative David Linsky - Gun Control http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-state-representative-david-linsky-gun-control <p></p><p>The gun control debate is about to begin on Beacon Hill in Boston. A state lawmaker will introduce legislation this week that will, among other things, require assault weapons in Massachusetts to remain locked and secured at gun clubs, when not in use by their owners. The legislation is from State House Democrat David Linsky of the 5th Middlesex District. He spoke today with WAMC’s Brian Shields.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:45:13 +0000 Brian Shields 55775 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts State Representative David Linsky - Gun Control Mass. House of Representatives Joins Senate in Call to Amend US Constitution http://wamc.org/post/mass-house-representatives-joins-senate-call-amend-us-constitution <p>Last night the Massachusetts House of Representatives joined the State Senate in passing a resolution calling for a Constitutional amendment to eliminate Super PACs and corporate financing of elections.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard has more&hellip;</p><p>Just before the midnight deadline that would mark the end of the current legislative session, members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives took a voice vote with no objection to pass a resolution affirming the Commonwealth&rsquo;s stance against corporate money in politics.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 19:32:08 +0000 Lucas Willard 44492 at http://wamc.org Mass. House of Representatives Joins Senate in Call to Amend US Constitution Jobs Bill Would Provide Funds For Research Grants At UMass http://wamc.org/post/jobs-bill-would-provide-funds-research-grants-umass <p><font size="2">The Democratic leadership in the Massachusetts House has<br /> unveiled a bill to promote job growth.&nbsp; The proposals would help launch<br /> new innovative businesses, and also expand the state&#39;s manufacturing<br /> sector.&nbsp; WAMC&#39;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.<br /><br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The centerpiece of the bill, unveiled this week by Massachusetts<br /> House Speaker Robert Deleo, is a proposed $50 million dollar fund for Thu, 17 May 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 39190 at http://wamc.org Jobs Bill Would Provide Funds For Research Grants At UMass Anti-poverty Activists Urge Reversal Of Budget Cuts http://wamc.org/post/anti-poverty-activists-urge-reversal-budget-cuts <p><font size="2">&nbsp; As the Massachusetts House is set to begin debate today on a proposed $32 billion state budget for the fiscal year that begins in July, anti poverty activists are decrying proposals they claim will erode the social safety net.&nbsp; WAMC&#39;S Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.<br /> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:25:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 37381 at http://wamc.org Anti-poverty Activists Urge Reversal Of Budget Cuts MA House Proposes $32.3B State Spending Plan http://wamc.org/post/ma-house-proposes-323b-state-spending-plan <p>Budget writers in the Massachusetts House have proposed a $32.3 billion state spending plan. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:02:41 +0000 Paul Tuthill 36676 at http://wamc.org MA House Proposes $32.3B State Spending Plan