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Planning our energy future

Massachusetts and New England have brought themselves to a crossroads when it comes to the region's energy needs.

Advocate for jobs? Or roadblock for developers?

Sam Bonacci |

During the recent delay before the Worcester City Council signed off on the sale of the former county courthouse, one thing became clear: a new voice had made itself heard in Worcester's...

Briefing: Earned sick time

Massachusetts is getting ready to enact a sick-time law that voters approved in November. The ballot initiative received a healthy dose of support, passing by 59 percent to 40 percent, and the new...

Governors’ energy conference yields more talk

BRAD KANE HARTFORD BUSINESS JOURNAL |

After a summit of the five New England governors on Thursday in Hartford, they all agreed to further collaborate on the region’s energy issues but did not commit to any infrastructure projects...

Differing views on proposed e-cigarette rules

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Proposed restrictions on free samples of e-cigarettes for adults would harm retailers' ability help smokers quit, "vaping" advocates argued Thursday to the attorney general's office.

Baker proposes legislation for ride-for-hire firms

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Gov. Charlie Baker today proposed legislation regulating ride-for-hire companies such as Uber and Lyft.

Mid-April state tax collections up

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Tax collections midway through April, usually the biggest month of the year for receipts, are up by $118 million over the same period in 2014.In an...

Lawmakers signal some pushback on MBTA plan

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Leading House and Senate Democrats moved quickly on Wednesday to frame doubts around Gov. Charlie Baker's proposal to seize control of the MBTA and install a new control board to oversee...

AMSC stock soars following likely Navy deal

Sam Bonacci |

Stock in Devens-based AMSC shot up more than 30 percent this week after the company announced expanded relationships with both the U.S. Navy and energy provider Eversource.

Six MassDot members agree to resign

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

All six members of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation board whose resignations were sought by Gov. Charlie Baker have agreed to step down, paving the way for Baker to remake the...

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