Massachusetts Plastic Bag Ban Push Is On

Mar 26, 2019
A grocery cart filled with multiple plastic shopping bags.
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Environmental protection and recycling advocates aligned with a "zero waste" coalition are gearing up for a Beacon Hill hearing next week on statewide single-use plastic bag ban legislation. 

A sign on the Mass Pike entering Massachusetts.
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A series of recent marches in Massachusetts — including in Springfield and Worcester — supported driver's licenses for immigrants who are undocumented. 

Massachusetts state Sen. Don Humason is a Westfield Republican.
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Massachusetts state Sen. Don Humason is angling for a new job. The Westfield Republican announced early Thursday that he’s running for mayor.

Proposals that would expand gaming in Connecticut are on their way to the floor of the state legislature.

Lawmakers passed several bills Tuesday, ranging from legislation that would skirt federal approval to authorize the building of a casino in East Windsor, to blueprints for how sports betting could be adopted in the state.


New Hampshire is a step closer to allowing betting on sports. A plan to authorize up to 10 sites for sports betting easily cleared the New Hampshire House on Tuesday.