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Patrick denies tax cut for greyhound simulcast

ANDY METZGER STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Arguing it would sap $600,000 budgeted for the Gaming Commission, Gov. Deval Patrick sent back to the Legislature a bill that would lower the state's take on greyhound simulcast wagers.

Webster medical transport firm owner sentenced

John Agoglia |

A week after pleading guilty to more than a dozen counts of fraud and larceny, the owner of a medical transportation company in Webster has been sentenced to a year and a half in jail and ordered to...

State says tax holiday cost it $26M in revenue

ANDY METZGER STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Consumers saved an estimated $25.9 million in foregone sales tax during last weekend's sales tax holiday, according to the Department of Revenue (DOR), which will issue a report on the impacts as...

Democratic governor candidates spar over casinos

State House News Service |

With three weeks until primary polls open, the three Democrats vying to succeed Gov. Deval Patrick debated everything Tuesday from the legalization of marijuana to indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry and...

Central Mass. gained jobs in July

Rick Saia |

Central Massachusetts saw healthy job gains last month among the commonwealth's overall gain of nearly 14,000 jobs in July, data from the Patrick administration revealed Tuesday.

Tramadol now labeled a schedule IV drug

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Massachusetts pharmacists were informed last week that the US. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has published a final ruling placing Tramadol into schedule 4 of the Controlled Substances...

Patrick signs jobs bill, sends parts back to lawmakers

ANDY METZGER STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Gov. Deval Patrick signed an economic development bill Wednesday that directs funds to brownfields cleanup efforts, data industry workforce development and “transformative” grants for...

Webster transport firm admits to Medicaid theft

John Agoglia |

The owner of a Webster–based wheelchair van company that provides non-emergency medical transportation services pleaded guilty Wednesday to defrauding the state's Medicaid program (MassHealth)...

Patrick urges Market Basket workers to return

COLLEEN QUINN STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Owners of Market Basket are nearing an “understanding” for the sale of the company, Gov. Deval Patrick said Wednesday, adding he thinks employees boycotting the grocery chain should go...

Raytheon awarded $130M electronic tolling deal

Emily Micucci |

Waltham-based Raytheon will lead a team of Massachusetts-based companies that will convert Bay State tolling to an automatic system that will allow drivers to pass through toll stations without...

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