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Citing Connector, Baker expects improved health care costs for 2015

Matt Murphy STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Gov. Charlie Baker often resists talking about what has happened in the past or placing blame on the previous administration for problems he's now working to fix, but on Wednesday he had no problem...

Mass. health care spending hit $54B in 2014, topping benchmark

By Matt Murphy STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

(NOTE: The headline for this story was corrected Wednesday at Noon.) Spending on health care in Massachusetts climbed to $54 billion in 2014, according to a new report, significantly outpacing both...

State child advocate reports on 40 deaths in 2014

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Reports of abuse and neglect of children in Massachusetts rose in 2014, according to an annual report released Tuesday, which documents the deaths of 40 children receiving state services last year.

Healey strikes deal to offset cost of Narcan

Colin A. Young STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The pharmaceutical company that makes the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone, sometimes known as Narcan, will pay more than $300,000 into a new state trust fund to help make the medication more...

Lottery sales grow, although more slowly near Plainville

Andy Metzger STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Several weeks after the state's first licensed slots parlor opened its doors, state Lottery sales are up, though there has been a noticeable lag in Keno activity around the area of Plainridge Park...

MBTA chief financial officer stepping down

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Jonathan Davis, a longtime MBTA employee who served as its acting general manager for a time, plans to step down this fall from his position as chief financial officer.

N.E. governors talk hydropower with Canadian officials

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Describing New England as a region "looking for megawatts and a lot of them," Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday expressed confidence during a conference in Canada about being able to overcome...

Senate fall agenda sketched out

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Senate President Stanley Rosenberg is looking forward this fall to addressing the issues of heroin addiction, public records and charter schools, while also dispersing his office's agenda-setting...

Is solar ready to ease its reliance on state money?

BY LIVIA GERSHON SPECIAL TO THE WORCESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL |

Massachusetts has long been one of the strongest supporters of solar development, offering various incentives to encourage families and businesses to put up solar panels. Now, though, some are asking...

Sunovion drug receives FDA approval

Sam Bonacci |

Marlborough-based Sunovion Pharmaceuticals has received federal approval for its drug Aptiom as a monotherapy for the treatment of partial-onset epileptic seizures, the company announced.

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