Saying the status quo is holding down economic and job growth, President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order aimed at streamlining environmental reviews and permitting of major infrastructure projects and establishing a two-year goal for such processes.
The index that serves as the standard measure of inflation rose 2.2 percent in Boston over the past year, the federal government announced Friday.
As engineers design cars to make decisions without a human driver, one South Carolina lawmaker wants to know how self-driving cars would handle ethical dilemmas.
In the absence of a state strategy to regulate short-term housing rentals, the Cambridge City Council voted Monday night to require hosts to live in the same or an adjacent building as part of a new set of rules designed to protect the city’s scarce affordable housing market.
With a few clicks, Comptroller Thomas Shack can easily pull up information on the latest hires at the MBTA, the Department of Children and Families, or any other executive department. He can see an employee’s salary, their education, their years of relevant experience and even whether an elected official wrote them a letter of recommendation.
Consumers will get no break on the sales tax from the state of Massachusetts this summer, as lawmakers opt for the second year in a row to forego a tax holiday weekend.
Around three dozen of the state’s 351 cities and towns have adopted special zoning districts intended to encourage housing production, and a bill moving through the Legislature aims to make it easier for more communities to do the same.
Seeking to marry its own strategy for innovation with the hub of innovative organizations in Boston’s Seaport District, Worcester Polytechnic Institute announced Thursday it plans to open a 6,400 square-foot space in the Seaport this fall.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh worries about the city’s ability to pick up the burden if Congress scales back funding for affordable housing.
In the midst of a health care showdown with lawmakers at home, Gov. Charlie Baker again weighed in on federal health policy, joining nine of his colleagues on a letter to U.S. Senate leaders asking them to work with governors from both parties to find insurance reforms instead of passing a House-backed health care bill or repealing elements of the Affordable Care Act.
Describing it as “the biggest thing that we all do together related to affordable housing development,” a top Baker administration official on Tuesday asked lawmakers to support a five-year $1.3 billion bond bill that she said will create both affordable housing and jobs.
Senators have filed more than two dozen amendments to the property tax bill expected to be debated Thursday in the Senate.
The Massachusetts Senate is planning to roll out a bill related to property taxes in the coming days, but details of the bill remained sketchy even to the Senate president Wednesday morning.
The Beth Israel Deaconess system, Lahey Health, New England Baptist Hospital, Mount Auburn Hospital and Anna Jaques Hospital on Thursday announced they had signed an agreement to merge into a new regional system, a move that would mark a major change to the state’s health care market.
State government in Massachusetts has exhibited “serious signs of fiscal distress” and in fiscal 2015 posted an overall condition that was better than only Illinois and New Jersey, according to a new study that compared states.
A new study into the feasibility of building an underground rail link between North and South stations in Boston will be done by Arup USA Inc., an engineering firm that won the $1.5 million state contract, transportation officials confirmed Wednesday.
Advocates for people with disabilities are urging lawmakers to reject MassHealth reforms proposed by Gov. Charlie Baker, arguing such changes are better handled publicly than through a conference committee negotiating in secret.
Massachusetts lured one corporate giant from Connecticut, but has come up short in its pursuit of a second.
As lawmakers decide how to regulate the growing short-term rental marketplace, affordable housing advocates lamented a loss of units for traditional tenants and asked officials to develop a system that gives local officials oversight of their communities’ housing stock.
DraftKings and FanDuel, two pioneers in online fantasy sports betting who are facing the prospect of more state regulation and taxation, have urged a commission reviewing the industry to leave well enough alone.