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Markey, Warren urge rejection of phone rule changes

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

U.S. Sens. Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren are pushing federal regulators to reject proposals that could provide exemptions for businesses to use auto-dialers and reach consumers'...

City manager: Post-blizzard cleanup continues

Carol McDonald |

In Worcester, the aftermath of Monday and Tuesday's blizzard means another day off today for public schoolchildren, and another day hard at work for street crews.

Mass. recovering from Juno's blow

State House News Service Emily Micucci |

As the blizzard called Juno rose up through Nova Scotia, Massachusetts roads were fully open Wednesday morning for the first time since Monday and Gov. Charlie Baker has urged residents to break back...

Disagreement brewing over earned sick time

State House News Service |

An effort to make business-friendly changes to the earned sick time law passed by voters in November has encountered opposition from the organization that led the push for the ballot law.

Central Mass. hit with snow, state doing well during blizzard

Sam Bonacci |

The Worcester area has been handling today's blizzard well, city officials said. But they continued to urge caution after nearly two feet of snow had fallen before 9 a.m.

Central Mass. braces, bolsters for potentially 'historic' blizzard

Rick Saia |

With weather forecasters predicting snowfall of more than two feet, along with gale-force winds, over the next two days for Central and Eastern Massachusetts, utilities and local officials are...

DeLeo, Rosenberg urge games across state

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

As a private group carves out its plan for the 2024 summer Olympic Games, the leaders of the Massachusetts House and Senate are of like mind that venues should be spread throughout the...

Mass. tax revenue outlook good, not great

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Economic experts predicted on Thursday that state tax revenues would continue to grow at a "modest" clip through fiscal 2016, with estimates hovering around 4.5 percent growth as lawmakers and Gov.

Worcester assistant DA tapped for state cabinet post

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday called his pick for state public safety chief a "proven manager" as top House lawmakers welcomed the choice of a Worcester County prosecutor.

Mass. adds 10,900 jobs in December

Massachusetts added 10,900 jobs in December and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.5 percent in December, the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) said Thursday.

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