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Emissions work needed "across every sector"

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The Baker administration is still a long way from developing the type of emissions reduction regulations that would meet the mandate handed down last week by the state's highest court.

Senate packs on 1,167 budget amendments

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

In a little over 48 hours last week, 39 senators filed 1,167 amendments to the $39.497 billion fiscal 2017 budget produced by the 18-member Senate Ways and Means Committee.

Harrington meets demand for behavior, substance treatment

Laura Finaldi |

Harrington his working to expand access to care and patient follow-up among other areas as it battles substance abuse disorder.

Paid leave to cost $159 per employee, study estimates

Sam Bonacci |

A UMass Boston analysis of the paid family and medical leave act being discussed at the state level is estimating that it would cost employers approximately $159 per employee each year to implement.

Worcester to Boston nonstop train starts Monday

Sam Bonacci |

Organizations on the state and local levels are drumming up excitement for a nonstop train from Worcester to Boston that is scheduled to make its first trip on Monday.

Mass. added 13,900 jobs in April

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Massachusetts employers added 13,900 jobs in April and the state's jobless rate dropped two ticks to 4.2 percent, state officials reported Thursday morning.

Study calls for 'vigorous debate' about UMass trends

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Rapid growth in enrollment and capital spending at the University of Massachusetts may be coming at the expense of the system's mission of serving in-state students.

State economy on 'precarious footing'

Sam Bonacci |

While economic indicators are generally positive for the state, the latest report from MassBenchmarks said that the state is in a precarious position because of the uncertain outlook of the global...

Mass. lawmakers advance millionaires tax

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Massachusetts lawmakers voted 135-57 Wednesday to advance a constitutional amendment designed to generate $1.9 billion for education and transportation by assessing a new 4 percent surtax on...

New Mass. environmental regulations needed under court ruling

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

A unanimous Supreme Judicial Court ruling handed down on Tuesday affirms the state's obligations under a 2008 global warming law and orders state government to create and implement regulations that...

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