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Trump's Beacon Hill run-ins

State House News Service |

Despite weighing presidential runs in 1988, 2000 and 2012, the incoming president had only topically intersected with Massachusetts politics until his run pitted him against much of the Bay State.

Mass. unemployment falls to 2.8%

Laura Finaldi |

The Massachusetts unemployment rate fell for the sixth consecutive month in December, dropping to 2.8 percent for the first time since December 2000.

Lease payment shows Cape Wind still alive

State House News Service |

Documents furnished to State House News Service indicate Cape Wind made a recent lease payment of $88,278, the exact amount that has been paid each of the prior six years to maintain the lease.

CMS: Long-term care hospitalizations declined sharply

Emily Micucci |

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Tuesday reported a dramatic reduction in avoidable hospitalizations of Medicare and Medicaid patients living in long-term care facilities.

Business groups see Baker assessment as MassHealth bailout tax

State House News Service |

Gov. Charlie Baker's plan to address rising public and private health care costs by capping provider prices and fining employers that don't offer coverage drew a strong rebuke from some in the...

Ratings firm to pay Mass. $12M over subprime crisis

State House News Service |

The credit analysis agency Moody's entered into a nearly $864 million settlement agreement with 22 states, including Massachusetts, to resolve charges it acted deceptively when rating securities tied...

AG plans to fight Eversource rate increase

State House News Service |

Attorney General Maura Healey plans to challenge Eversource's request to increase its electric rates by $96 million, saying the utility company should instead be delivering savings to customers.

Solect to install 446 kw array for Medford firm

Savannah Donohue |

Hopkinton solar installer Solect Energy has partnered with a Medford-based specialty food distributor to install a 446-kilowatt solar array on the roof of the distributor's 75,000-square-foot...

Eversource files for statewide rate increases

State House News Service |

Eversource filed a rate request with state regulators Tuesday that would boost charges to its eastern Massachusetts customers by 7 percent and hit western Massachusetts with a roughly 10 percent...

Raytheon completes GPS testing for U.S. military

Raytheon Company said testing of an important component of a GPS operational control system it is developing for the U.S. Air Force is complete.

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