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Enrollment, impacts of high-deductible health plans explored

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Twenty-five percent of Americans with employer-sponsored health coverage are enrolled in high-deductible health plans, up from 4 percent a decade ago, according to a policy paper released...

Life sciences adviser quits over frustration with Baker

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Frustrated by his belief that the Baker administration's support for the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center is "dwindling," the founding member of a panel that advises the agency on investments...

Ad campaign targets utilities in brewing energy debate

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

With an expansion of solar incentives bottled up in committee and a battle over a comprehensive new state energy policy looming this spring, the Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund...

House supports campaign finance constitutional amendment

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The Massachusetts House on Wednesday voted to urge Congress to pass a constitutional amendment limiting private campaign contributions and super PAC spending.

Tax collections beat January estimates

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Tax collections in January eclipsed even newly bullish projections by the Baker administration as state revenues rose 4.4 percent over the same period last year, according to the Department of the...

Group pushes for police body cams

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

A volunteer group called the Campaign for Digital Fourth Amendment Rights will push Thursday for Massachusetts to join South Carolina as one of two states to mandate police body cameras.

Worcester receives $500K towards youth development

Sam Bonacci |

The city of Worcester has received $506,992 from the state that will be put towards creating youth job, educational and recreational opportunities in an effort to prevent adolescent crime.

ReWalk exoskelton to be tested in 160-person VA study

Sam Bonacci |

The ReWalk exoskeleton system is set to be tested in a 160-person, four-year long, multi-center study by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to evaluate the impact of exoskeleton use in a home or...

Nurses push for anti-violence legislation

Sam Bonacci |

The Massachusetts Nurses Association is pushing for a legislative solution against violence in the workplace, citing a new survey that reports nearly 50 percent of nurses have been assaulted or...

MassHealth waste targeted by government officials

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Outlining their requests for funding in the next fiscal year, the state's attorney general, auditor and inspector general all asked budget writers on Tuesday for support in combating waste, fraud and...

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