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.
The Baker administration is embarking on a long-awaited reassessment of the feasibility of an underground rail link connecting the North Station and South Station transportation hubs in Boston.
Massachusetts experienced one of the largest increases in family homelessness in the nation since the 2008 fiscal year, according to a new report that found the number of Bay State families receiving emergency housing assistance has more than doubled.
College students are aiming to lead an effort to move Massachusetts toward using all renewable energy by pushing their schools to transition their operations to renewable power.
As pressure mounts on Gov. Charlie Baker to speak out against a planned natural gas compressor station in Weymouth, the town’s mayor hopes to torpedo the project through a state permitting process.
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.