Attorney General Maura Healey and her counterparts from other states are backing a legal challenge to the leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, arguing that President Donald Trump’s appointment of an acting director will hinder the agency’s independence and effectiveness.
November tax collections, albeit the smallest month for state revenues of the year, beat expectations by $25 million, notching another positive month for Massachusetts budget managers now $204 million in the black for the year.
The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board awarded a $1.08 billion design and construction contract for the long-awaited Green Line Extension project, the most concrete step yet for a project once thought to be at risk of falling by the wayside.
The list of projects Massachusetts leaders would spend money on if they had it are endless, and yet available resources are finite, as officials have noted during recent rounds of budget tightening efforts. But what if there was $18.3 million in untapped revenues waiting to be accessed?
The jobless rate in Massachusetts tumbled to 3.7 percent in October as employer added 4,800 jobs last month, state officials reported Thursday.
The Legislature finalized a bill Tuesday that guarantees women access to birth control without insurance co-payments, sending to Republican Gov. Charlie Baker a measure intended as a response to President Donald Trump’s actions.
The House on Wednesday approved a $244 million bond bill that directs $199 million to be spent on the design and construction of a new 154-bed Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea.
Sen. James Welch defended Senate leadership’s approach to addressing hospital price variation in the face of criticism Tuesday from insurers who warned that without adjustments the bill moving forward this week could lead to higher premiums for consumers.
Developing a cost-effective system that would allow businesses to pay sales taxes owed to the state on a daily basis is “not feasible” under the timeline envisioned by the Legislature, the Department of Revenue has determined.
The head of MassHousing is stepping down to join UBS, a global financial services firm.
That Flash plugin update your computer wants you to install may not be what it says it is.
Transit vehicle, coming through.
That’s essentially what trolleys and buses have been electronically telling certain traffic signals over the last few months as part of a pilot to speed up transit along city streets.
The Massachusetts Health Connector announced last week it would use the lower of two rate sets for some of its plans, but President Donald Trump’s decision hours later to end certain federal insurance subsidies means the Connector will use the higher rates after all.
Animosity has begun to brew between Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration and public employee unions negotiating new contracts with the state who believe the governor’s team has been low-balling the workers with salary offers that fail to keep up with rising health care costs and increased demands.
The state’s new vehicle inspection technology landed with a thud when the Registry of Motor Vehicles rolled it out earlier this month, leaving hundreds of service stations unable to participate in the program that regulates vehicle safety and emissions.
Unlike the state partnership with the city of Boston that helped lure General Electric to the capital city, Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday it would be a “mistake” for his administration to pick sides among communities attempting to attract Amazon’s second national headquarters to Massachusetts.
Construction projects at public colleges and universities – as well as upgrades at a soldiers’ home, State Police barracks and Boston courthouse – will not be able to proceed unless more borrowing is authorized, Baker administration officials told lawmakers Thursday.
Some consumers who buy their health insurance through the Massachusetts Health Connector could see their premiums rise by more than 25 percent next year if the federal government makes good on threats to end certain subsidies or if the fate of those subsidies remains unclear next week.
Boston Medical Center Health Plan and Tufts Health Public Plans have signed state contracts with a combined value of $1 billion per year to manage care for between 150,000 and 200,000 MassHealth members, the state announced Tuesday.
Advocates recently urged lawmakers to consider access to solar energy as a civil rights issue.