“I wouldn’t lie to you, there are quite a few things I’m worried about. But I think we have them all under control,” Peter Campot, head of Wynn Resorts’ design and construction arm, told the Massachusetts Gaming Commission Wednesday.
The discussions between Wynn Resorts and MGM Resorts around a possible sale of the soon-to-open Encore Boston Harbor casino in Everett are over and Wynn Resorts says it is committed to its Boston-area project.
State government should approve a three-month delay in payroll taxes needed to fund the new paid family and medical leave program, according to a coalition of business, labor and social justice groups.
Amid reports that Wynn Resorts is talking about selling its $2.6 billion casino development in Everett to MGM Resorts, House Speaker Robert DeLeo on Monday said he plans to make sure the interests of the state, Springfield and Everett are front and center in any proposed sale.
The state unemployment rate last month dropped below 3 percent for the first time since December 2000, falling one-tenth of a point to 2.9 percent.
A day after academic experts slammed a plan to place a natural gas compressor station in Weymouth, energy giant Enbridge had its chance Thursday afternoon at an appeal hearing to defend its permit for a facility the company said would not cause significant or environmental health impacts.
MGM Springfield counted revenues of $21.82 million in April, a 15 percent decline from the roughly eight-month-old casino’s best revenue month in March according to numbers released by the state Gaming Commission.
A group of 11 House lawmakers testified together before the Labor and Workforce Development Committee Tuesday in support of a bill intended to discourage and penalize wage theft despite the death of similar bills in previous legislative sessions.
As the state’s housing crunch rages on, opinion at Tuesday’s hearing on key zoning reform legislation is still split over whether the bill goes far enough to help those most affected by the situation.
Armed with emails and social media comments from more than 700 Western Massachusetts residents, two lawmakers pitched the Transportation Committee on studying an east-west passenger rail connection between Boston, Greenfield and North Adams.
With Gov. Charlie Baker considers traditional borrowing sources to meet the state’s transportation infrastructure needs, one prominent House Democrat is calling himself a “zealot” for additional financial resources and sees a higher gas tax as an option that can’t be ignored.
Frustrated with a recent series of announcements, Boston-area employers are growing impatient with the MBTA and demanding that it consider “bolder solutions,” including farming out capital spending oversight to a new entity.
The state’s two full-scale casinos are sure to compete for customers, employees and attention, but MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor could also be competing to see which casino can be more environmentally friendly.
Unions and nonprofits will be limited to contributing $1,000 a year to a candidate for pubic office starting next month after the Office of Campaign and Political Finance followed through Thursday by submitting a new rule that will close the controversial “union loophole” in state regulation.
Confidence among Massachusetts employers rebounded last month from a decline in March but businesses remain worried about a persistent shortage of qualified workers, analysts said.
Ahead of a hearing next week on housing production bills, a coalition is speaking out on Gov. Charlie Baker’s proposal, saying it doesn’t do enough to help those hardest hit by the housing crisis.
Overseers of the mammoth resort casino preparing to open on the Mystic River in Everett plan to finish hiring its initial workforce and complete the installation of more than 3,000 gaming machines and tables by the end of May.
At a time when frustrated riders are calling for immediate investment to make public transit more reliable, the MBTA’s general manager wants to more gradually spread out capital spending to give the T more time to hire the people needed to oversee the work.
The state Senate working group formed to take a deep dive into tax policy and recommend ways to modernize and update the tax code will hold closed meetings, according to its chairman.
Facing the lowest level of state support in the nearly 20-year history of the program, cities and towns that have adopted the Community Preservation Act are hopeful that 2019 will be the last year of volatile state funding for this key pipeline of money for parks and affordable housing.