Governor Patrick has agreed to put photo IDs on EBT cards. It’s part of a supplementarl budget bill signed Thursday. Even as he gave his OK, Patrick expressed doubts about the cost-effectiveness of the measure. The photo ID provision was pushed by House Speaker Robert DeLeo as a way to stop illegal trafficking in EBT cards.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen.
The Boston Marathon bombing suspect told a judge that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack.
Leaders in Vernon are hoping a gas-fired power plant will be built to replace Vermont Yankee
UMass President Robert Caret is leaving to become chancellor at the University of Maryland