Michael P. Norton

State House News Service

Stories by Michael P. Norton

Mass. concealed-carry law threatened by Supreme Ct. decision

Justices say 2d Amendment protects the right to carry guns in public

Raytheon moving headquarters to Virginia

Some business leaders say other companies may follow

Neal, Baker strike deal on East-West rail

Deal requires creation of new state authority, dedicated funding stream

State preparing to close down Walpole prison

Systemwide, inmate count at lowest level in 35 years; incarceration rate lowest in nation

Health cost benchmark called unfair, impractical

Hospital association chief says measure doesn't account for inflation

Groups call for making online meeting access permanent

Move follows Governor's Council decision to stop livestreaming its sessions

MBTA not among transit agencies splitting $2.2b in fed aid

Authority said it didn't qualify for funding under the program

Needham police officer charged with insider trading

Learned in advance of Analog Devices purchase of Linear Technology

Healey appeals dismissal in Soldiers’ Home case

Judge ruled merging of units didn't cause vets to be infected

Biden urges states to adopt eviction moratoriums

Mass., with Legislature in recess, seems unlikely to act

House gives businesses unemployment insurance relief

Bill averts steep runup in costs for firms in the short-term

Lawmakers find common ground on unemployment insurance bill

Allow tax deductions on up to $10,000 of benefits; cost estimated at $126m

Lawmakers getting $4,280 hike in base pay

Constitutional officers also entitled; Baker, Polito not taking raises

Senate deliberations on policing reform bill stall

Debate to resume Friday after Fattman blocks action on legislation

Lawmakers push for Chelsea Soldiers’ Home probe

Warren, Markey, Pressley say COVID-19 deaths, cases warrant investigation

April tax collections off $2.3b

Part of shortfall is delay in tax filing

Net-zero target gets mixed reviews

Senator calls it 'silly math' on Earth Day

Spilka, DeLeo slam crisis care standards

Promise legislative action but offer no specifics

Virus notes: Baker traces origins of crisis

Candidates petition SJC on signature requirements

House OKs $18b transportation bond bill

Senate leaders target May for vote on revenue package

MTF projects $900m funding gap in FY21

Group says revenues slowing, uses conservative estimate

Lawmakers cram a lot in at the end

But they fail to pass budget bill, point fingers at each other

Baker proposes $175m of tax relief

Would use surplus funds to double income tax exemption

Ranked-choice may be headed to ballot

Unless bill passes, group preparing 2020 question

Baker: New taxes not needed to address congestion

Governor's stance puts him at odds with lawmakers, business groups, and public