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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.

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.

Former state official charged with stealing $122,000

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The former finance director of the state agency that manages billions of dollars in insurance benefits for state workers allegedly stole more than $122,000 and then tried to cover his tracks.

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