Tax-free shopping weekend will let shoppers avoid paying the state's 6.25 percent sales tax on goods like televisions and back to school items costing up to $2,500 on Aug. 14 and 15.
Massachusetts should reject this false elixir for revenue.
Electoral college consists of the popularly elected representatives of each state. The reform proposal would give each state's electoral votes to the presidential candidate who captures the popular vote.
State governors are entering a weekend of talks in Boston about policy matters. Here are four indicators of the 'state of the states.'
Americans as well as immigrants showed up for music and fireworks in Boston on the Fourth of July. In Massachusetts, the immigrants who live here illegally are relatively safe. Not so in nearby Rhode Island. The differences between the two states point to a likely argument in the Justice Department suit against the Arizona law.
Chicago gun ban: A Supreme Court ruling finding that Americans have the right to bear arms anywhere they live almost certainly means the end of Chicago's decades-old handgun ban.
The newly approved Cape Wind project in Massachusetts will be closely watched, by both supporters and detractors, as it goes forward. Many see it as a barometer for the future of offshore wind energy in the US.
The Interior Department has approved the Cape Wind project, clearing the way for the first offshore wind power in the US.
Internecine fighting and the passing of icons like Dorothy Height and Benjamin Hooks indicate a civil rights movement unmoored from its past. Its search for relevance is coming to a head.