Katie Lannan

State House News Service

Stories by Katie Lannan

Ed board gives Riley power to force school reopenings

Education commissioner has been urging a return to full-time in-person instruction

Six legislative districts shift majority minority

Minorities fueling population growth over last 10 years

Riley pushes lower-stakes MCAS test

Results will be used primarily for diagnostic purposes, he says

Lawmakers send police reform, abortion measures to governor

Health bill, including new telehealth rules, emerges from conference committee

Mass. Cultural Council picks new leader

Choice is Michael Bobbitt, Watertown theater artistic director

Baker nominating first Latina to SJC

Baker hosts Election Day press conference for announcement

Nursing homes lacked PPE in Aug., report says

1 in 10 facilities had less than week's supply

Riley: No break from MCAS exams next spring

Some parents shift to private schools with in-person learning

Flu vaccinations required for all Mass. students

DPH: Exemptions allowed only for medical, religious reasons

70% of school districts adopt some in-person learning

Hybrid models, mixing in person and remote, most popular

Pandemic devastating to arts and culture sector

Will take years to recover, lawmakers are told

Lawmakers urged dig deeper on Holyoke Soldiers’ Home reforms

Probe beyond 'limited' Baker investigation before taking action, says former superintendent

Senate prepping its own police reform bill

Requirement for officers in schools would be eliminated

Virus notes: Trump slams state mutineers

Healey tells debt collectors hands-off CARES Act funds

Virus notes: Franklin emerges as hotspot

To release or not release; Boston councilors ask for time

Suárez-Orozco named UMass Boston chancellor

Second search reaches elusive consensus on campus

DAs suspend participation in Mass. Sentencing Commission

Judge Locke, the chair, says DAs aren't really members

Say goodbye to flavored tobacco products

Baker signs new law, promises new vaping regs December 11

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