Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will again meet up with GE officials next month to mark another milestone in the company’s relocation.
State Comptroller Thomas Shack sounded the tsunami alarm Wednesday morning, warning that core state services could be in jeopardy in the next five to 10 years as older state employees leave the workforce and take their skill sets with them.
The purchase of 20 steel ballast cars by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation will make track work easier and save money on leasing equipment, according to the department.
Despite solid marks for its efforts to promote energy efficiency, land conservation and the use of electric vehicles, Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration for the second straight year received a middling, but passing grade from leading environmental and energy advocacy groups in 2016.
The state’s slots parlor generated more than $14.1 million in revenue last month, the facility’s third best month on the books, with $6.95 million of it going to local aid or a horse racing fund, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission announced Tuesday.
Without specific plans for how to achieve savings, MBTA overseers on Thursday targeted the commuter rail, bus maintenance and The Ride paratransit service for reduced spending, passing a $1.989 billion fiscal 2018 budget that leaves a $30 million budget gap.
A federal appeals court on Monday overturned a lower court ruling that had denied the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head the right to build a casino gaming facility on Martha’s Vineyard, opening the door to another possible casino in Massachusetts.
Taunton officials on Tuesday pressed the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for a guarantee that a plan to extend commuter rail service to Fall River and New Bedford will include an electric-powered route with stops in their city.
Unable to resolve their differences informally, the House and Senate on Wednesday formed a six-member conference committee charged with coming up with legislation to fund local road and bridge repairs.
Senate President Stanley Rosenberg on Wednesday implored the business community not to pursue a cut in the state sales tax on the 2018 ballot, arguing that it would further compromise the state’s fiscal health.
Plans in the U.S. Capitol to simplify and flatten the federal tax code are creating uncertainty for affordable housing developments that rely on tax credits for funding, the Baker administration’s top housing official said Monday.
A second Cabinet secretary said Tuesday that the administration is willing to back away from Gov. Charlie Baker’s controversial proposal to impose a $2,000 per employee assessment on companies that don’t meet certain health insurance requirements.
Gov. Charlie Baker has repeatedly emphasized the need to focus on the MBTA’s nuts and bolts infrastructure problems, improving signal systems, track and third rail.
Gov. Charlie Baker said he finds cause for concern with many of the proposed cuts in President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint released Thursday, including an “alarming” reduction in federal research spending that he cast as a more immediate concern for Massachusetts than the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
Massachusetts received a failing grade in a new national report assessing lead pipe disclosure policies in the states.
Defending the state’s success in reaching near universal health insurance coverage, Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday he hopes any Republican plan to replace Obamacare protects the gains made in Massachusetts over the past decade.
December’s jobs report was slightly cloudier than originally estimated and in January the unemployment rate rose to 3.2 percent in Massachusetts, according to the state job numbers released on Thursday.
Optimism among manufacturers, a sector targeted for assistance from President Donald Trump, helped lift the latest Massachusetts business confidence reading to a 13-year high.
Tax collections in February badly missed budget benchmarks, likely creating new budget headaches for Gov. Charlie Baker and the Democrat-controlled Legislature.
A business group focused on education reform has brought on the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce as an affiliate, heightening the emphasis among Massachusetts employers on workforce development issues in the young legislative session.