Michael P. Norton

State House News Service

Stories by Michael P. Norton

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

Baker: My hands were tied on compressor station

Lawmakers, mayors pound governor over approval of Weymouth gas project

Union to offer Grid a counterproposal

O'Day bill pressuring utility set for Dec. 4

New Dem electeds talk race — and racism

Elugardo describes her party as 'straight-up racist'

DPU puts Natl. Grid on notice after incident

Orders moratorium on non-emergency work after pressurization issue

Slow pot rollout costing state tax revenue

Advocates say short staff, bureaucracy creating problems for legal sales

Health commission seeks ‘guardrails’ on merger

Panel asks AG to review Beth Israel-Lahey Health deal

Health Policy Commission to analyze nurse question

With voters confused, agency will assess costs, benefits of ballot measure

Trahan wins recount by 145 votes

Koh concedes, urges Democratic unity behind his rival

Baker declares emergency, enlists Eversource

Moulton blames 'human mistake' for gas fires, explosions

Healey: Baker plays it safe

AG slams governor for failing to articulate vision

Judge upholds assault weapons ban

Also says Healey's crackdown on copycat guns was legal

State Police cite overtime discrepancies

Col. Gilpin schedules 19 hearings, refers audit results to attorney general

Chandler elected acting Senate president

Investigation ordered into allegations of sexual misconduct, Senate interference by Rosenberg husband

Baker in shift on distracted driving bill

Now supports ban on using handheld devices behind the wheel

Baker refuses to disavow new pipeline capacity

Says all options for meeting energy needs should remain on table

Warren rips Baker ‘flip-flop’

Says mandatory minimum drug sentence violates earlier pledge

Sanchez named House Ways & Means chairman

Jamaica Plain rep. tapped by DeLeo for top budget post

Lawmakers rush overdue budget to Baker

House satisfied with spending bill; Senate calls it “painful”

Where the food deserts are

Gateway Cities tend to have less access to grocery stores

MA emissions continue decline

Economy keeps growing as state curbs greenhouse gases

Baker pushes 2-track S. Coast rail approach

Pacheco fears Middleborough approach may doom Stoughton line

Panel badly split on health care pricing

Sudders: 'This is not a Quaker consensus meeting'