Construction of commuter rail service to the South Coast on a route that runs through Middleborough should cost about $935 million, with service beginning in late 2022, according to a state transportation official.
A bill aimed at providing relief and protections to victims of data breaches hit a legislative roadblock this week, but its sponsors say there’s still a path forward.
On the hunt for a second headquarters, Amazon doesn’t quite fit into the state’s current set of job-boosting programs, according to Gov. Charlie Baker, who raised the idea of a bespoke piece of legislation to suit the tech giant’s needs.
Facing a rent hike for office space and struggling to retain highly qualified and specialized lawyers, Attorney General Maura Healey asked lawmakers on Tuesday to give her office more money in fiscal 2019 than Gov. Charlie Baker recommended in his budget proposal.
Opioid crimes are his top drug enforcement priority, but U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling told reporters Wednesday that his enforcement of federal marijuana laws could ensnare anyone from an hourly wage employee at a marijuana dispensary to a bank that opens an account for a pot shop.
Nearly two years after canceling its special late-night weekend bus and train service, the MBTA is asking for proposals to run bus service daily from 1 a.m. to 4:15 a.m. from Mattapan to Chelsea starting in July.
A Dorchester man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston in connection with a $4 million bank fraud scheme.
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Office of Workforce Development today announced Gosia Tomaszewska has been hired as the program manager for Boston Saves, the city of Boston’s children’s savings account program.
Acting Senate President Harriette Chandler laid out a series of priorities for herself and the Senate on Wednesday, warning that Massachusetts is at risk of losing its reputation as a national leader unless it addresses its longstanding housing affordability problem.
Three years after MBTA service problems were exposed by the harsh winter of 2015, the transit authority’s systems are being put to the test again with another week of frigid temperatures and heavy snowfall in the forecast.
The new year will bring with it mixed financial news for Massachusetts employers, with $200 million in new health care assessments and unemployment insurance rate relief both scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1.
Massachusetts drivers and homeowners risk losing out on millions of dollars’ worth of insurance coverage discounts if lawmakers end their two-decade tradition of regularly suspending a unique statutory requirement, according to an insurance trade group.
The state’s community investment tax credit helped generate $11 million in donations in 2016, and with a year-end deadline approaching, backers expect a similar total for 2017.
The Massachusetts uninsurance rate remained well below the rest of the nation for health coverage this year at 3.7 percent, but nearly one in 10 Bay State residents were underinsured, according to a new state report.
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.