Michael P. Norton

State House News Service

Stories by Michael P. Norton

Lawmakers close FY16 budget gap

Use $60m from Convention Center Fund to offset tax shortfall

Ash withdraws name from Cambridge post

Housing secretary says city manager job 'not the right fit'

DeLeo to consult economists on taxes

'My history has been to stay away from taxes'

Baker to nix VMT pilot bid

Won't even test vehicle-miles-traveled fee

UMass cost could rise 5-8%

Rate will far exceed growth in inflation

Senate sends budget to Baker

Concerns on opioid spending, balancing gimmicks

DeLeo seeks task force on integrity

Would review laws on conduct of public officials, lobbyists

DeLeo: Policy differences could hinder budget deal

Senate pushing three times as many policy changes as House

Baker: I’d sign House transgender bill

'No one should be discriminated against,' he says

Public records bill sent to Baker

First legislative overhaul of the law in 43 years

Walsh tourism chief indicted on extortion charge

Feds allege Brissette pressured music festival to hire union workers

SJC to state: Broaden emission mandates

Transportation sector seen as likely target for regulations

Baker freezes non-essential spending

Step taken to deal with emerging budget shortfall

Senate passes transgender bill 33-4

House expected to take up own version of legislation

Report: Baker hydro bill won’t lower power rates

Meeting emissions targets will drive up cost of electricity

Committee votes on transgender bill

Redrafted bill involving AG, MCAD seems to be moving

Cape Wind goes to court again

Challenges Baker administration decision on cable extension

House passes budget 156-0

Spending in bill surpasses target set by Baker

Kinder Morgan pulls plug on pipeline

Cites inadequate commitments from prospective customers

St. Pat’s Day brunch mostly ‘love-in’

Still, some funny jabs are made at Southie event

Claims on T retirement fund ‘lack merit’

Forensic accounting firm says allegations of inaccuracies 'unfounded'

Baker seeks $170 million in new spending

Request comes after governor slashed $49 million to close deficit

Joyce ethics, campaign issues resolved

Charity donations used to address ‘errors’

SJC: Corporal punishment excludes foster parents

High Court upholds DCF ruling that child welfare trumps religious convictions

Lawmakers vote to preserve discounts

Suspension of insurance law passed in a day

Pilgrim nuclear plant to close in 2019

Entergy cites "poor market conditions" as reason

DeLeo backs north-south rail link

Speaker joins 150 lawmakers in coalition

DeLeo prefers omnibus energy bill

Wants to deal with solar, wind, gas, hydro in one measure

Baker files Canadian hydroelectricity bill

Would require utilities to seek power supply bids