Mass. upskirt photos were expressly legal for about 24 hours before state lawmakers, moving quickly and jointly, pushed through a bill that the governor signed Friday morning.
Mass. Supreme Judicial Court ruled Wednesday that, under existing state laws, taking so-called 'upskirt' photos in public is not illegal, prompting state lawmakers to promise updates to an outdated law.
Ohio, Kansas, and Maryland now have casinos. Florida may consider them. Massachusetts is poised to invite them in. Hard times tip the balance to economic over social issues, analysts say.
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 legislators are deciding whether to change the law to allow the governor to appoint a temporary replacement.
What's most important to the ailing senator is making sure someone will be in his seat to vote on a healthcare reform bill this year.