legislation

Swimming In Undesignated Areas Could Cost You
Swimming is great exercise and something that is strongly encouraged, but if you are swimming in undesignated waterways, you are putting yourself in danger - and you could also now end up with a financial penalty for doing so.  Governor Charlie Baker h...
Hinds Secures $300 Million for Transportation Infrastructure Projects
Transportation projects throughout Massachusetts, including here in the Berkshires, will be getting a badly needed infusion of funding. That potentially means that bridges and roads here locally that are in need of repair could be getting the capital necessary to make those repairs happen. It also means that impr...
Baker Files Legislation to Improve Safety on Massachusetts Roadways
Governor Charlie Baker has announced a new effort to decrease the number of vehicle accidents by improving safety on Massachusetts roadways. According to a media release from the Baker-Polito Administration, legislation has been filed to improve road safety, entitled, “An Act Relative to Improving Safety on the Roads of the Commonwealth...
Gov. Baker Signs Police Reform Legislation
Ever since the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis, there has been a call around the nation for police reform. Many even called for the de-funding of police departments. The incident led to Black Lives Matter rallies and protests all across the country...
State Senate Takes On Climate Change
We know we are dangerously close to setting off irreversible chain reactions in our climate that are beyond human control. That is why The Next Generation Climate Package is so critical,” said Senator Hinds.