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.
Massachusetts officials are sounding the alarm over a possible loss of federal money for certain health care programs, and advocates said its impact has already hit community health centers.
About a year out from opening its doors, MGM Springfield this week launched an advertising blitz to attract workers as it seeks to fill about 3,000 positions, from accounting to food and beverage service.
State officials apparently don’t think too much about requests by Equifax for consumers to enter the last six digits of the Social Security numbers to check and see if their personal information was exposed by the credit bureau’s data breach, which may have ensnared as many as 143 million people.
A national arts group supplied arts advocates Monday with data about how the creative sector helps drive the Bay State’s economy, and Senate President Stanley Rosenberg said Massachusetts should try to regain its standing as the national leader in arts funding.
Passage of the Graham-Cassidy health care reform bill in Congress would force Massachusetts to either “dramatically step back” from its decades-long commitment to expanding coverage or find huge sums of new revenue or money within the budget to keep programming going, Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday.
Men and women enter the life sciences in roughly equal proportions, but a gender gap emerges at more senior career levels with women filling a significantly smaller share of top posts, according to a new report from the state’s biotechnology trade group.
Low-wage workers are fired up about the potential for a big increase in the minimum wage, but small business owners see legislatively mandated pay hikes as “irresponsible and prohibitive” and adding to the burden of high health care and energy costs.
A long-term borrowing bill that will likely top $1 billion is emerging as a priority for affordable housing advocates, key lawmakers and Gov. Charlie Baker.
Undeterred by tax collections that are trailing benchmarks two months into the fiscal year, the Legislature is halfway toward restoring $275 million in spending that Gov. Charlie Baker vetoed from the annual budget.
Both Massachusetts senators are now backing a bid to establish a federal single-payer health care system in the United States.
As the number and severity of cybersecurity threats against companies and their customers continue to grow, an Israeli cybersecurity firm with a headquarters in Boston is making its resources available for small businesses and nonprofits to defend themselves.
The Baker administration plans to tackle the thorny issue of extracting additional emission reductions from the transportation sector, officials announced at a summit Tuesday where they marked the one-year anniversary of a climate change executive order.
Gov. Charlie Baker, in a significant moment for the moderate Republican on the national stage, will testify Thursday before senators in Washington where, based on his written testimony, he plans to admonish the tenor of the debate over health care and urge a minimum two-year extension of premium cost sharing reduction payments worth millions of dollars to health insurers and residents in Massachusetts.
Chelmsford, a town of 32,000 people just south of the New Hampshire border, wants to rejuvenate a business corridor and the Legislature appears poised to help out by granting 10 additional liquor licenses.