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Mass. manufacturers brace for Brexit impact

Sam Bonacci |

Massachusetts manufacturers are bracing for increased exporting difficulties the British exit from the European Union could have on Bay State exports.

Senators roll out ride-hailing bill

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Senate leaders on Thursday will release a new version of the bill that abandons restrictions on operation at Logan Airport and the South Boston convention center as well as state-run background...

GE opens $27M, 500-job facility in Marlborough

Sam Bonacci |

GE Healthcare Life Sciences held the grand opening for its U.S. headquarters in Marlborough on Thursday, highlighting the division's $27 million investment in the new facility.

Leominster Credit Union assets rise to $627M

Sam Bonacci |

The Leominster Credit Union reported its assets and loan portfolio saw steady growth to $627 million and $419 million, respectively, in 2015 while deposits declined slightly.

Marijuana legalization debate stirred by Colorado survey

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

A new survey of teen drug use in Colorado has served to help marijuana legalization advocates in Massachusetts push back against the claims of opponents that legalization will lead to higher rates of...

House advancing new bridge and road repair strategy

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

A transportation finance bill the House plans to take up Wednesday could serve as a model for an eventual new method of funding road and bridge repairs in Massachusetts, according to one lawmaker.

Worcester creating Airbnb regulations

Sam Bonacci |

The Worcester City Council has authorized City Manager Edward Augustus to create regulations that would limit Airbnb stays to commercially zoned areas and require those offering the service to obtain...

'Quite a bit' may need to be cut from state budget

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Senate President Stanley Rosenberg on Monday suggested that the budgets produced this year by the House and Senate - both totaling roughly $39.5 billion - could require "quite a bit" of spending to...

Highways, small bridges on house agenda

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The Massachusetts House appears poised to advance legislation authorizing $750 million in spending on highways and $50 million on a new program to make repairs to small bridges.

Senate pushes for its transgender bill

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

It does not appear that lawmakers will be able to informally settle their differences over a bill ensuring public accommodations access for transgender individuals.

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