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Matt Murphy, State House News Service
Joined by Democratic legislative leaders, Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday morning signed a solar energy bill that industry stakeholders said will unclog a pipeline...
Gov. Deval Patrick’s budget chief on Tuesday defended his administration’s commitment to helping cities and towns in the face of criticism from municipal leaders...
At issue is whether federal Indian gaming regulations trump a 1987 agreement to follow state and local laws.
Whether Sen. Wolf can resume his campaign for governor is still an open question of ethics.
In an about face, he said he would not resign his post Thursday
As Island taxpayers contemplate town spending during annual town meeting season they can look forward to more hikes at the state level.
Paid for by the Massachusetts Teachers Association, the calls are an effort to enlist teachers in the gov's push for tax increases.
The governor proposes to consolidate local housing authorities, but the General Court has other ideas.
Responding to complaints about local public employees abusing the municipal unemployment benefit system, Gov.
Mr. Berwick said he planned to spend the next few weeks seeking input from as wide a network as possible.
Massachusetts families and small businesses are scheduled to be hit with higher health insurance premiums starting in 2014 when a new federal tax on health plans kicks in, jeopardizing the state's efforts to rein in health care spending, according to a new report and industry leaders.
Martha's Vineyard shoppers who take advantage of online shopping could soon be paying more for purchases.
Massachusetts employers added 1,600 jobs in July, but the state's unemployment rate ticked up slightly for the first time in three years.
Public and legislative criticism raged, so the Patrick administration backed off the bake sale decision.
Legislation aimed at tackling the drivers of high energy costs in Massachusetts unveiled Monday by state senators closely mirror a bill released last week opening up long-term renewable energy contracts to competitive bidding and more than doubling the amount of renewables required to be purchased by utilities.
A major ad campaign produced by the backers of a ballot initiative that would prioritize teacher evaluations over seniority in hiring, firing and tenure decisions hit the airwaves Monday morning.
More than 125 cities, towns, and school districts in Massachusetts have taken steps to adopt municipal health insurance reform options made available under a 2011 law or recently used collective bargaining to shave health care costs, according to an update on the law, which estimates savings to date have reached $80 million.
In the wake of criticism over the cost to ratepayers of long-term energy contracts signed by National Grid and NStar to purchase power from Cape Wind, a panel of lawmakers on Tuesday endorsed a bill that would introduce competitive bidding to the renewable energy marketplace while more than doubling the amount of renewably energy utilities must purchase.
Doctors who prescribe controlled substances would be required to register with the state's prescription monitoring program under a Senate bill aimed at cracking down on prescription drug abuse.
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