(Boston, MA) — Gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley continues her campaign for an increase in the state’s minimum wage. Speaking Thursday to business leaders, Coakley said extreme income inequality threatens the very fabric of the Commonwealth. The minimum wage in Massachusetts now stands at eight-dollars-an-hour. Members of the business community have said they want any wage hike tied to unemployment reform.
The regulatory agency voted 3-2 in favor of rules aimed at enforcing what's called "net neutrality."
A UMass senior has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Amherst police who arrested him at last year's Blarney Blowout.
A taxpayer watchdog group says Massachusetts could be facing a budget shortfall of up to $1.5 billion, nearly double previous estimates.
The search for a new UMass President officially begins this week with a search committee meeting in Boston.