Mass. Lawmakers Move to Make Hair Discrimination Illegal
State lawmakers are set to vote Thursday on legislation that would make discrimination on the basis of a person’s natural hair style illegal. If the C.R.O.W.N. Act is adopted, it would make Massachusetts the 15th state to adopt embrace the act.
Hospitals Can Help With Medical Bills, But Advocates Say They Should Be Clearer on How
Patient advocates and some state governments say hospitals must do more to help patients deal with medical bills before the debt winds up in collections.
Mass. Lawmakers Consider Bill to End School Lunch Shaming
Massachusetts lawmakers are considering a bill (H 3999) prohibiting schools from punishing students with meal debts and requiring districts with large shares of low-income students to provide free breakfast and lunch.
Mass. Lawmakers Consider Changes to Animal Welfare Law to Avoid Egg Shortage
Massachusetts lawmakers are considering changes to a 2016 animal welfare law that sets living standards for egg-laying hens and some livestock to avoid a possible egg shortage. The voter law sets standards for how much space is required to keep pigs, calves and egg-laying hens. For hens it requires enough room for the birds to be capable of “fully spreading…
Mass. Lawmakers Consider Bill to Address Possible Egg Shortage
Massachusetts lawmakers are considering changes to a 2016 animal welfare law that sets living standards for egg-laying hens and some livestock to avoid a possible egg shortage.
Mass. Lawmakers Consider Safe Injection Sites
Lawmakers are taking up legislation Monday that would allow safe drug use sites to open in Massachusetts.