Both branches of the state legislature have now approved bills that would provide unemployment benefits for the more than 1,200 National Grid gas workers who have been locked out of their jobs since June, but the bills differ in their approach.
State regulators on Wednesday lifted their moratorium on National Grid gas work, infuriating locked out gas workers, but ordered the utility to adhere to what officials called “an unprecedentedly high standard.”
A California company that processes payments for rental and vacation properties will pay $155,000 to resolve allegations that it violated consumer protection and data security laws by exposing the personal information of 6,800 Massachusetts residents online, Attorney General Maura Healey announced yesterday.
With roughly 600,000 new residents expected to join the state by 2040 — the equivalent of adding another Boston-sized city — traffic congestion will likely get worse unless action is taken to address it, the head of a state transportation commission said Wednesday.
As the state House of Representatives on Dec. 6 passed legislation authorizing wage benefits for locked out utility workers, House Speaker Robert DeLeo announced that the utility responsible for locking out its workers would be on the hook for any related costs under the bill.
Ash, a former Chelsea city manager who has led the economic development secretariat since Baker took office in 2015, has been pursuing the top job at the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership and in 2016 was one of three finalists for the Cambridge city manager job.
The plan suggests a “Home Energy Score Card” program as a market incentive for consumers to invest in energy efficiency home improvements.
A version of legislation aimed at cutting rents by 10 percent and expanding access to affordable housing was unveiled Tuesday afternoon in Washington by Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Associated Industries of Massachusetts reported Tuesday that its business confidence index rose 0.6 points to 61.6, with any reading above 50 considered in positive territory.
Ramirez’s departure comes just 15 months after he was chosen from a national pool of applicants to run the MBTA, and signed a three-year contract paying him $320,000 a year last year.
Days after lawmakers threatened to intervene in the labor dispute between National Grid and the United Steelworkers, the company said Friday that a “constructive” bargaining session on Friday had led to a commitment to meet daily.
A commission created to examine the future of transportation in Massachusetts missed its Dec. 1 reporting goal but Baker administration officials said the report is still expected sometime this month.
Under the bill, National Grid will have to eat the cost of providing unemployment benefits to its locked-out workers, and will not be able to pass the costs on to ratepayers
Revenue Commissioner Christopher Harding predicted an actual growth of 2 percent to 2.2 percent in fiscal 2020.
In total, four face wire fraud, tax fraud, money laundering and other charges in connection with their alleged roles in a decades-long criminal scheme perpetrated by Mossack Fonseca & Co., a Panamanian-based global law firm.
A bill with the backing of Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo would impose extra costs on National Grid.
Six miles from Boston and with a population of more than 53,000, the coastal city of Revere wants to identify development, amenities, and growth decisions for the next 20 years.
Gov. Charlie Baker said he does not think the door is shut on rental regulation getting done in the next month.
Efforts to fight three major problems – a housing shortage, opioid addiction and climate change – feature prominently on Gov. Charlie Baker’s to-do list for 2019.
Just over two years after he started in the post, Terence McGinnis is out as state banking commissioner, but it’s unclear who his replacement will be.