Posted inRace/Racism

Baker signs law banning hairstyle discrimination

GOV. CHARLIE BAKER on Tuesday signed the CROWN Act into law, making Massachusetts the 18th state to ban discrimination based on “natural hairstyles.”  The governor held a joyous bill signing ceremony in his office, surrounded by advocates and lawmakers, the first such ceremony in his office since before the pandemic.   The bill was prompted in […]

Posted inState Government

Abortion bill nears finish line, with one hurdle left

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE MASSACHUSETTS LAWMAKERS can get to work crafting a final reproductive rights bill following the Senate’s unanimous vote Wednesday, and distance between the branches on an approach to late-term abortions looms as a speedbump with the window for action closing. In the latest state-level volley prompted by a US Supreme Court decision […]