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State could be short $750M next fiscal year

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Despite a solid economy, low unemployment Massachusetts finds itself turning the page on one fiscal year and entering a new one with major questions swirling about spending exceeding revenues in two...

College savings tax deduction added to economic development bill

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

A new provision in an economic development bill would allow families to claim a tax deduction on college savings.

Why offer mental health services at work?

By Elizabeth Belliveau |

While many companies have invested in the physical well-being of their employees, the emotional and mental health well-being of employees is still a relatively misunderstood concept.

Largest nurses strike in state history authorized

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

About 3,300 nurses at Brigham and Women's Hospital on Monday voted to authorize what would be the largest nurses strike in Massachusetts history.

MLSC targeting small life science operations with $4M in grants

Sam Bonacci |

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has launched a grant program aimed at encouraging companies to locate small to mid-size expansions in the Bay State.

Questions swirl around state budgets amid $311M shortfall

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

As tax collections have faltered over the past two months, the Baker administration has confidently asserted that it can "manage through" what has become a $311 million shortfall in revenues with...

Worcester receives $475K food industry jobs grant

Sam Bonacci |

Worcester is one of five cities to receive a $475,000 grant from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and charitable partners to promote employment opportunities in the city’s food-service...

Mass. near bottom in fiscal health ranking

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Massachusetts ranks behind only Connecticut in a survey of all 50 states' fiscal health released by Wednesday by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

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.

Baker offers plan to cap sick leave accrual

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Charlie Baker on Wednesday unveiled legislation to cap sick leave accrual at no more than 1,000 hours, or six months of work.

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