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MA Casino Commission Schedules First Meeting

The state's new casino commission is planning its first public meeting as it gears up to tackle the task over overseeing the massive new gambling industry envisioned by the 2011 casino law.

Mass. Senate Approves Energy Costs Bill

The Massachusetts State Senate recently voted unanimously to approve a new bill that would add to the state's Green Communities Act and aim to lower utility prices.

VT House Prepares for Redistricting Fight

The Vermont House is expected to be the scene of some heated debate Tuesday over a plan to redraw legislative district, with a focus on where district lines should be drawn in the city of Burlington.

Panel Brainstorms New Ideas for Downtown Pittsfield

A Boston-based non-profit is working with the City of Pittsfield to find ways to improve a downtown area and make the city more accessible.

MA Governor Preps for Visit by President of Brazil

Governor Deval Patrick is planning to welcome the president of Brazil to the Massachusetts Statehouse.

WAMC's Daily Sports Wrap

Sports headlines from around the globe, including updates on Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, the National Basketball Association, and the National Football League. WAMC's Tristan O'Neill with an update...

Columbia_Greene Unemployment Numbers

Last week the New York State Department of Labor released February unemployment data : about 2500 Columbia County residents were categorized as "unemployed" - the numbers are similar in neighboring Greene County, with 2400 listed as unemployed.

MA AG Coakley: Go Slow on Pilgrim Plant Renewal

Attorney General Martha Coakley has filed an appeal challenging the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's decision to go ahead with hearings to grant a new 20-year license extension for the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant.

CT On Track to be 17th State Sans Death Penalty

Connecticut is on track to become the fifth state in five years to abolish the death penalty amid what supporters say is a growing national sentiment against executing prisoners.

Schools To Provide Condoms To Students As Young As 12

School committee votes to make free condoms available in middle schools and high schools starting Sept 1. Advocates say it will reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease. Critics call the policy " permissive"

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