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Poll shows support for income surtax on high earners

State House News Service |

A recent poll found that almost 80 percent of Massachusetts voters are okay with making people who earn more than $1 million pay more in taxes.

Worcester unemployment increased in December, declined in 2016

Emily Micucci |

Unemployment in Worcester grew from 2.8 percent in November to 3 percent in December, while declining nearly two points over last year, according to the state.

Accolades & Honors

Attorneys Lisa M. Neely and Annette M. Hines were honored by the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Greater Boston companies want Central Mass. cultural benefits

Emily Micucci |

As a further sign in the growing demand for Central Mass. real estate, more MetroWest and Boston companies are reaching out to local cultural institutions to provide employees with area benefits.

Worcester chamber using North County financing for startups

Brad Kane |

Needing a way to get financing for Greater Worcester's startups and non-traditional borrowers, Timothy Murray at the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce dialed up one of his old contacts from when...

Mass. unemployment falls to 2.8%

Laura Finaldi |

The Massachusetts unemployment rate fell for the sixth consecutive month in December, dropping to 2.8 percent for the first time since December 2000.

Activists seek support for worker safety agenda

State House News Service |

Labor unions and community groups fanned out across the State House on Tuesday to push for bills they said will make workplaces safer for all employees.

State mulling new benchmarks after healthcare costs rise

State House News Service |

After two years in which health care spending has grown more rapidly than the Massachusetts economy, state officials will now decide whether to keep or raise a lower growth target for next year.

Rollstone names CFO, promotes five others

Fitchburg financial institution Rollstone Bank & Trust has promoted six people, including a new chief financial officer and chief accounting officer.

State revenue predicted to grow 4% next year

State House News Service |

State tax revenues will grow by 3.9 percent next fiscal year, state budget managers predicted Thursday, giving Gov. Charlie Baker and the Legislature about $27 billion to help build the state's...

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