Supporters of a higher minimum wage for workers in Massachusetts hope to place the issue in front of voters next year. The state's current minimum wage is $8 an hour and hasn't been increased since 2008.
A coalition of groups called Raise Up Massachusetts plans rallies at the Statehouse and other locations on Wednesday to discuss a proposed ballot question for November 2014 that would hike the minimum wage while also guaranteeing earned sick time for workers.
BOSTON (AP) — Lawmakers are giving mixed reviews to Gov. Deval Patrick's call to hike the state's income tax while also cutting the sales tax.
Senate President Therese Murray said she applauded Patrick's ambition but added the "the devil's in the details."
Fellow Democrat, House Speaker Robert DeLeo, said Patrick's proposal gives lawmakers a lot of food for thought, but said he didn't think the proposal could pass or fail based just on what Patrick said.