GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

Updated at 12:16 p.m. ET

Democrats are undertaking the next major step toward impeaching President Trump.

After hours of consideration on Wednesday night of the two articles of impeachment, the House Judiciary Committee is expected to give its final approval on Thursday.

The legislation would then head to a vote of the full House, likely by the end of next week. A vote to impeach would trigger a Senate trial, expected in January, over whether Trump keeps his office.

A new WBUR poll finds New Hampshire voters divided along party lines over whether President Trump should be impeached and removed from office.

Among likely voters in the Democratic presidential primary, 69% say Trump should be removed from office.

People flagged for possible impaired driving undergo field sobriety tests at a Massachusetts State Police sobriety roadblock in Leominster in 2015. This driver was found not to be under the influence.
Scott J. Croteau / The Republican / Masslive.com/photos

An anti-drunk-driving advocacy group says it's hopeful a Massachusetts bill focused on DII offenders will move forward in the New Year.

A lawsuit over trucks-only tolls in Rhode Island will continue after a federal court reversed a lower court decision to dismiss the case.

A road intersection in Quincy, Massachusetts.
Josh Graciano / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/newmundane

Massachusetts lawmakers held a hearing on transportation last week, and revenue was top-of-mind. Several state reps hinted that they're likely to include an increase in the state's $.24-per-gallon gasoline tax in a bill that could be released next month. 

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