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Opponents of legal marijuana make their case

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Opponents of marijuana legalization, including lawmakers and police officials, laid out their case against a ballot question to end the prohibition on marijuana Wednesday.

Mass. solar jobs up 37 percent; skewed east

Sam Bonacci |

The Massachusetts solar industry saw huge growth in 2015, with solar jobs up over 35 percent throughout the state. However, those jobs are still largely concentrated in the eastern portion of the...

Condos record bill up for vote

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The Massachusetts Senate on Thursday is poised to take up legislation aimed at addressing what critics call a "toothless tiger" - the state law requiring condominium boards to produce records for any...

Staples merger gets European Union approval

Sam Bonacci |

The Framingham-based supplier of office supplies received some much needed good news -- the European Union has approved its acquisition of Office Depot.

Spectrum Health expands prison partnership

Sam Bonacci |

Spectrum Health Systems will soon receive federal funding through a partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Correction (DOC) to combat the ongoing opioid abuse crisis.

Front Street towers renamed Mercantile Center; interior construction underway

Sam Bonacci |

The Front Street office towers have been renamed Mercantile Center as their owners pursue an aggressive timeline for interior renovations.

State seeks Medicaid waiver renegotiation

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

With billions of dollars on the line, Gov. Charlie Baker hopes to renegotiate a federal Medicaid waiver with the Obama administration by this summer, he said Tuesday.

Baker property measure stirs debate

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The lieutenant governor, Baker administration officials and municipal administrators on Tuesday testified in support of reforms that they said would give municipal government officials in...

MBTA ad revenues boosted by digital marketing

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Capital One, Coca Cola and JetBlue are among the companies that have helped the MBTA far outpace its ad revenue from a year ago.

Anti-hunger groups pushing for $3M funding increase

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Food bank and charity representatives plan to visit the State House Tuesday to seek increased funding for the Massachusetts Emergency Food Assistance Program.

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