Katie Lannan

State House News Service

Stories by Katie Lannan

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

HPC traces racial impacts of COVID

Officials hint at actions on excessive spending

Blood clots in 6 people prompt pause of Johnson & Johnson vaccinations

Federal officials say pause likely to last 'a matter of days'

Lynch: Congressional delegation ‘furious’ about T cuts

Says service reductions unnecessary with more federal aid on the way

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