Katie Lannan

State House News Service

Stories by Katie Lannan

State, Boston reach agreement on school improvement plan

Deal avoids vote that would have led to more state oversight

Riley recommends Boston be designated ‘underperforming’

At impasse with Wu, state assumes bigger role but not receivership

Questions continue on lack of sports betting roll call in Senate

Spilka cites consensus on issue, but declines to say where she stands

DOJ reaches police reform deal with Springfield

Creates team to investigate any use of force by officers

Mass. Senate staff seek to unionize

IBEW Local 2222 seeks to represent chamber's employees

Mass General Brigham withdraws suburban expansion plan

Expansions at Mass General, Faulker hospitals clear major hurdle

House rejects gas tax suspension, pursuing ‘real relief’

Democrats call GOP proposal a 'gimmick' and a 'stunt'

Fall River to offer free menstrual products in schools

Part of pilot project funded by $149,000 state grant

State eases indoor face-mask guidance

Fully vaccinated can shed face coverings in many spaces

Health Policy Commission mulls ‘bad scenario’

Mass General Brigham has until March 13 to file performance improvement plan

Baker hints school mask mandate may be nearing end

Requirement, extended three times, was originally imposed in August

Senate taking another shot at drug pricing legislation

Bill would cap the cost of insulin at $25 a month

Due to lack of interest, 2 MCAS science exams scrapped

Chemistry, engineering/technology to phase out in 2024

DAs Blodgett, O’Keefe won’t seek reelection

As Rollins becomes US Attorney, she urges Baker to install someone with her vision

House add $174m to ARPA bill

Funds added via mega-amendments compiled privately

Worcester School Committee reaches voting settlement

On 8-3 vote, panel moves away from at-large elections

MCAS results drop across the board

Boston students continue to struggle; receivership issue raised

New poll: Wu and then everybody else

Tight race for the second spot in Boston mayoral race

Spilka lays out vaccine mandate

Senate plans mirrors approach of Gov. Baker

In another shift, Baker favors mask mandate in schools

Face coverings would be required for anyone 5 and up through Oct. 1

The ‘other crisis’ keeps on chugging along

Opioid overdose deaths hit 1,038 in first six months of 2021

Health care costs keep rising

Health Policy Commission wants more accountability

Lawmakers cool to Baker spending plans

Spilka says weekend sales tax holiday is sufficient

Point32Health is launched

New name for Tufts, Harvard Pilgrim health plans

Lawmakers agree on emergency order compromise

To-go cocktails included, but other measures will have to wait

Baker: I forgot about Walsh interview

Says he talked to Soldiers' Home chief before swearing him in

House OKs budget with 7 mega-amendments

Most of legislative work took place out of public view