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Prices, usage drive up state health care costs

Spending on health care in Massachusetts is 36 percent higher than the national average.

New rules would toughen parole for repeat violent felons

Legislation tightening parole eligibility rules for repeat violent offenders in Massachusetts should be ready for the Senate to consider next week, Senate President Therese Murray said Thursday as one senator involved in the bill's drafting said family members of individuals murdered by paroled offenders will be pleased by the legislation.

Mass individual health premiums are highest in nation

Massachusetts and Vermont health insurance premiums are about double the national average according to a new survey.

State health care pricing reform panel fails to take shape

A special commission controlled by Gov.

Mass voters reject challenge to 40B affordable housing law

State House News Service – Massachusetts voters on Tuesday preserved a controversial law that supporters credit for producing much of the state's suburban area affordable housing.