Katie Lannan

State House News Service

Stories by Katie Lannan

House bans flavored vaping and tobacco products

Measure called 'nail in the coffin of Big Tobacco'

Rivera pushes ‘zombie property’ legislation

Says vacant buildings detract from the neighborhoods they are in

House approves $1.5b education bill

Accountability issue must be resolved with Senate

Telemedicine lagging in Mass.

Backers say legislation needed to set doctor payments

DeLeo eyes comprehensive vaping legislation

Committee advances bill on flavored products; Raimondo takes action in RI

Baker proposes $175m of tax relief

Would use surplus funds to double income tax exemption

Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts to pursue merger

Combined entity would become strong rival to Blue Cross Blue Shield

With time short, New Bedford charter bill inches along

Deadline looms, but House vote paves way for a hearing

House overwhelmingly passes distracted driving bill

Reps remember those slain during debate on legislation

Senate budget bars UMass tuition, fee increases

But school officials say spending plan lacks sufficient funding

A look at the House’s private budget debate

Bundling amendments in Room 348 streamlines an unwieldy process

Senate doesn’t go along with caucus fundraising

DeLeo says House intent has been 'misconstrued'

Is the House tilting progressive?

Caucus includes 60 of 127 Dems in the chamber

UMass Boston scores big revenue gain with Bayside lease

Developer may pay as much as $235m for 99-year lease

Central Mass. lawmakers oppose commuter rail fare hike

Say size of increase is too high for riders from Worcester area

Rep seeks commission to study news business

Commission would study news deserts, newspaper consolidation

Baker unveils school funding plan

Critics say spending hikes don't go far or fast enough

Baker: My hands were tied on compressor station

Lawmakers, mayors pound governor over approval of Weymouth gas project

Baker lets flame retardant bill die

House passed measure Dec. 28, too late for amendments

Ash aide moves up to take his job

Kennealy takes over as secretary of housing, economic development

MTA will push for $1.5 billion in new ed spending

Teachers union vows to raise 'expectations,' 'hell,' and 'revenue'

Actress: Yes on Q3 would send message to nation

Teacher reps join Laverne Cox in urging voters to preserve transgender law

Council imposes new conditions on BI-Lahey merger

Tabb: Terms approach 'outer limits of what's doable'

HPC urged to weigh in on nurse ballot question

Health plans: Commission should estimate cost of staffing initiative

Baker declares emergency, enlists Eversource

Moulton blames 'human mistake' for gas fires, explosions

Slow growth in MA health care spending

Partners says nurse ballot question would boost its costs $140m