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Mid-December state revenues up 10.1%

State House News Service |

State tax collections through mid-December were up $83 million, or 10.1 percent, over the same period in December 2013, according to the state revenue commissioner, who noted in a letter to...

Is the energy mix shifting?

Emily Micucci |

The energy sector has a lot of moving parts, and like the grid, they're all interconnected. With new government policies driving a push to clean energy adoption, suppliers of fossil fuel-based energy...

Gaming panel considers relaxing CORI standard


Massachusetts gaming industry regulators are interested in re-opening the 2011 law that authorized up to three casinos, saying the statute is inconsistent with reforms to criminal records standards.

Bill would allow prescription coupons, rebates beyond 2017


Coupons and rebates for brand-name prescriptions offered by drug makers would remain legal in Massachusetts beyond 2017 under a bill House lawmakers are pushing toward passage.

DEP fines Hanover $6,004

Carol McDonald |

Hanover Insurance Group of Worcester has been assessed a $6,004 penalty for alleged environmental violations stemming from a 2012 inspection.

Mass. adds 13,500 jobs in November

The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) reported Thursday that preliminary estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show Massachusetts added 13,500 jobs in November...

Hudson wins award for new master plan

Emily Micucci |

The Town of Hudson announced it has received an award from the Massachusetts chapter of the American Planning Association for the master plan adopted by the Planning Board in November.

State panel upholds Great Wolf tax deal with Fitchburg

Rick Saia |

(UPDATED) A state panel has upheld a series of tax incentives for the Great Wolf Lodge water park and hotel in Fitchburg after a carpenters' union alleged the company failed to use local contractors...

WPI wins $1.1M to boost nuclear research

Rick Saia |

Worcester Polytechnic Institute has been awarded $1.1 million in federal grants to help revitalize the nuclear power industry, the school announced Monday.

House passes local 'tax transparency' bill


In a late-session decision, the Massachusetts House has come around to the idea of requiring cities and towns to disclose tax breaks being delivered at the local level.

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