Michael P. Norton

State House News Service

Stories by Michael P. Norton

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'

House, Senate OK delay in marijuana law

Bill rushed through in scarcely attended mid-holiday session

November tax collections down

Revenue dip continues perplexing seesaw pattern

Goldberg cuts ties with Wells Fargo

Action follows letter from four US reps from Mass.

MWRA: Old water tunnels in poor condition

Can't be repaired without shutting them down

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