Officials examining variations in prices charged by medical providers on Tuesday floated the idea of setting a minimum rate for hospitals at the bottom end of the price spectrum.
On the brink of potential elimination a year ago, the Green Line Extension has steadily progressed to the point where design-build bids should go out by this spring and a finance plan should be submitted to federal overseers by March, according to the state’s timeline.
The employment picture got a little cloudier for the Bay State’s solar industry last year, though Massachusetts still leads the nation in per-capita solar jobs and is second in overall solar jobs, according to a recent report.
Despite slowdowns in the state and national economies employers in Massachusetts are more confident about the business environment than any time in the last 12 years, a survey by the Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) found, though there are signs of more trouble ahead.
As Massachusetts regulators map out the state’s role in reducing global warming, environmental advocates and electricity generators both urged consideration for how new rules could affect power plant emissions outside state borders.
Attorney General Maura Healey and Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, two of the statewide elected officials due significant pay raises under a bill that became law Thursday, announced shortly after lawmakers overrode Gov. Charlie Baker’s veto that they both would be turning down the money for at least the next two years.
Gov. Charlie Baker has pledged to veto the legislative pay raise bill that lawmakers swept through their chambers and onto his desk Thursday.
Gov. Charlie Baker said Wednesday his administration will be ready to deal with the consequences of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, though his $40.5 billion budget plan for fiscal 2018 presumes that the federal health care landscape will remain unchanged.
Electric autonomous vehicles could shuttle passengers around the state with no one monitoring the controls under new legislation that would authorize and regulate the burgeoning technology, seeking to limit “zombie cars” and extract environmental benefits from innovation.
Travelers at Logan Airport will gain at least one new app-based means of ground transportation on Wednesday, Feb. 1.
For a couple of years now, Beacon Hill insiders have viewed the once-vaunted Cape Wind Energy Project as dead, a victim of local opposition, persistent lawsuits, financing challenges, and power purchase and permitting setbacks.
Companies that do not offer their employees health insurance would pay a $2,000 annual assessment per full-time worker to the state under a plan Gov. Charlie Baker plans to offer later this month to blunt the impact of escalating, enrollment-driven costs in the state’s Medicaid program, the State House News Service has learned.
Major Boston landlords would no longer be allowed to kick out tenants to renovate housing units and would need to notify the city about pending evictions under one of five legislative proposals backed by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will work with members of the Boston delegation to the State House this session to pass a package of legislation “designed to address the displacement of Boston residents from their homes,” according to the mayor’s office.
Health care in Massachusetts is about 6 percent more expensive than the U.S. average, and medical spending is divided differently among types of care than the national trend, according to data presented Wednesday.
A panel exploring fixes to unwarranted differences in health care prices hit upon some consensus Tuesday as its members identified one of their chief hurdles as conveying useful, understandable cost information to patients.
State transportation system overseers on Monday approved a recommendation to pay down the fixed rate on two interest rate swap agreements, a plan that could reduce the agency’s future liabilities by $35.6 million.
MBTA staff propose shifting warehousing and parts-delivery operations onto a partnership between Mancon and Unipart Rail with a $28.4 million, five-year contract that will be up for a vote today.
Hoping to temper the Democratic majority’s appetite for taxes, veteran Republican lawmakers were re-elected to their leadership positions in the Massachusetts House and Senate on Wednesday, the first day of the 2017-2018 session.
Massachusetts employers were more confident about the business environment last month than anytime in the last 12 years, a survey by the Associated Industries of Massachusetts found, with their hopes bolstered by a strong state economy and the prospect of business-friendly initiatives advancing at the federal level.