House:
ADJOURNED 'til Thursday at 11 a.m. (Informal)
Senate:
ADJOURNED 'til Thursday at 11 a.m. (No Calendar)

SENATE SESSION - THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018

The Senate ended its week late Thursday night with a unanimous vote to pass a substance abuse treatment and prevention bill that would expand access to medically assisted treatments in prison, move pharmacies toward electronic prescriptions, and make the overdose reversing drug Narcan more accessible to more people. The Senate, however, abandoned a provision in the initial bill that would have launched a supervised injection site pilot program after Gov. Charlie Baker said he opposed the idea and U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling put out an advisory indicating that federal authorities were unlikely to turn a blind eye to such facilities that would be in violation of federal law. Instead, the Senate adopted a Sen. William Brownsberger amendment to study the issue further.

Get the rest of the story!

State House News Service subscribers include media outlets, corporations, non-profits and law offices of every size. You may request a free 21-day trial of the News Service for your company by submitting the form below.

If you are already a subscriber, you can log in here. If you need a username/password reminder, click here.

Request a Free 21-day Trial:


To request a trial for an individual person not affiliated with an organization, please email our Director of Sales, Martha King, at mgking@statehousenews.com or call (617) 507-9977.



Note to political campaigns: We do not accept trial requests from campaigns from June 24 through Election Day. However, we would be happy to start a pre-paid subscription for your campaign (except for constitutional offices, congressional offices and statewide campaigns) at a deeply-discounted rate of $23/week, paid through the election. Simply email Martha King to set up this subscription; she'll send you further instructions.

Latest DPH COVID-19 Data

COVID-19 Dashboard
Data Dashboard
Response Reporting

Gov. Healey's Cabinet

Gov. Healey's Cabinet
Cabinet Appointments Scorecard
 
State House News Service