Supporters of a state law barring discrimination on the basis of gender identity in public accommodations are speaking out against an effort to repeal the measure.
Massachusetts tax collections have picked up a bit. The state took in more than $2.7 billion in revenue last month. That's $189 million, or 7.4 percent, more than September of last year.
Advocates for transgender people in Massachusetts say they can no longer be legally discriminated against in public places.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is planning his first overseas trade mission to Israel. Administration officials say the focus of the six-day trip will be to pitch Massachusetts as a potential business hub to Israeli cybersecurity and digital health firms looking to expand into the U.S.