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State supports expansion effort at Northbridge business

An $8.1 million expansion project at WGM Fabricators of Northbridge has been approved for the state’s Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP), the state’s investment tax credit...

Report: Human services sector's growth felt in economy

Carol McDonald |

A new report says jobs in the Massachusetts human services sector grew almost 48 percent between 2003 and 2011.

Healey blasts fee hikes for ‘last resort’ auto policies

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Car owners with insurance policies issued through the state's "market of last resort" will likely face higher fees for late payment or bounced checks starting next week, despite objections from...

Feds may fund cleanup of contaminated Franklin industrial site

Emily Micucci |

A former industrial site in Franklin that's heavily contaminated from decades-old manufacturing activity is getting new attention from the federal government.

Early retirement bill sails through House

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

An early retirement incentive plan proposed by Gov. Charlie Baker passed unanimously in the House Wednesday afternoon, in an effort to save $173 million in next year's state budget by trimming...

Lawmakers look into Mass. power rate spike

BY MICHAEL NORTON STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Citing recent increases in electricity rates, the chairman of a House oversight committee plans to start digging into the reasons behind those higher prices.

Two Milford business owners indicted for workers' comp fraud

Sam Bonacci |

Two Milford business owners have been indicted for allegedly failing to accurately report their total payroll and workforce, according to Attorney General Maura Healey.

Teacher survey finds support for PARCC over MCAS

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

A group of Massachusetts teachers told the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Tuesday that the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test outperforms the MCAS...

Olympic backers support statewide referendum on games

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The chief backer of a Boston bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics is now supporting the idea of a 2016 referendum on the bid and that's a "good thing," according to Gov. Charlie Baker.

Healey OK with courtroom cameras in some cases

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Bucking federal court rules prohibiting recordings, Attorney General Maura Healey on Monday said she thought it would "appropriate" for video and audio recordings of the Tsarnaev Boston Marathon...

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