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Energy bill prospects murky

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Beacon Hill insiders are edgy about whether the long-promised omnibus energy bill will even reach Gov. Baker's desk this year.

House extends jobs bill deadline

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The House has extended a deadline for a report on Gov. Baker's $918 million, five-year economic development plan.

Labor chief brings retail acumen to workforce skills challenge

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

While the Massachusetts economy is doing well, tens of thousands of people still can't find a job, because they don't have the skills to fill a good one.

$184K in grants to Worcester-area programs

Sam Bonacci |

The Greater Worcester Community Foundation has announced the 13 organizations that received $183,500 in grants from the Fallon/OrNda Community Health Fund.

Harrington earns ninth consecutive 'A' grade for patient safety

Harrington HealthCare System has received its ninth consecutive A grade from the Leapfrog Group for patient and hospital safety.

Mass. tax amnesty ends today

Sam Bonacci |

The 2016 Tax Amnesty Program for Massachusetts residents and businesses waiving fines and penalties for past-due taxes ends today.

Worcester No. 1 in Massachusetts for purchasing power

Sam Bonacci |

A new study examining the cost of living versus an area's median income has found Worcester County residents have the greatest purchasing power in all of Massachusetts.

Senate to study fantasy sports regulation

The Senate on Thursday approved of an amendment that would create a special commission to study the regulation of daily fantasy sports and online gaming in Massachusetts.

Senate sends governor hospital funding bill

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The Senate on Thursday shipped to the governor a health care bill that avoids a ballot question redistributing hospital revenues, benefiting hospitals that now receive less insurance compensation.

New England electric prices fell 35% in 2015

Sam Bonacci |

Electricity prices in New England fell by 35 percent in 2015 on the back of plummeting natural gas prices. according to ISO New England.

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