03/21/14 02:23 PM
BOSTON — Efforts to raise the state's minimum wage have hit a snag. On Thursday, a House committee had been expected to formally unveil a bill that would increase the hourly wage from $8 to $10.50 over three years while overhauling the state's unemployment insurance system. Instead, the...
By Rebecca Berg | 03/21/14 11:45 AM
Former Massachussets Gov. Scott Brown is hoping to win the Republican nod to run against New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in this fall's midterm elections to represent the state as its as its senator. But first Brown must first pass a geography test of sorts: Is he New Hampshire enough?
03/20/14 07:00 PM
BOSTON (AP) — Efforts to raise the state's minimum wage have hit a snag. On Thursday, a House committee had been expected to formally unveil a bill that would increase the hourly wage from $8 to $10.50 over three years while overhauling the state's unemployment insurance system. Instead, the...
03/20/14 11:30 AM
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts unemployment rate dropped back below the national average in February and the state added an estimated 3,800 jobs, officials said Thursday. The jobless rate dropped to 6.5 percent from 6.8 percent in January, according to the state office of Labor and Workforce...
03/19/14 09:02 AM
BOSTON — Massachusetts joined several other states Tuesday in moving to preserve food assistance benefits for households that would otherwise be reduced under a recently approved federal farm bill. The actions by the states recently prompted U.S. House Speaker John Boehner to accuse state...
03/18/14 04:15 PM
BOSTON (AP) — The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is pointing to a recent legal opinion from the U.S. Department of Interior as a major boost for its bid to have land placed into trust for a resort casino in Taunton. The department said tribes are not required to have been federally recognized before...
03/17/14 02:15 PM
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts planned to cut ties with the contractor for its hobbled health care insurance website, state officials said Monday. CGI Group, a Montreal-based information technology firm, was also the lead contractor on the troubled federal health care website. The state hired...
By Associated Press | 03/15/14 01:40 PM
A federal judge on Friday rejected several arguments brought by opponents of a proposed first-in-the-nation offshore wind farm in Nantucket Sound but ordered the government to review claims that the Cape Wind project could pose risks to migratory birds and the endangered North Atlantic right whale.
By Associated Press | 03/10/14 10:29 AM
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley is calling on the Legislature to reject proposed cuts in community-based mental health cuts.
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 05:36 PM
Residents from across Cape Cod in Massachusetts are planning to converge on the Statehouse to call on Gov. Deval Patrick to help shut down the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth.
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 05:13 PM
Mark Fisher makes no apologies for being a Tea Party member or for his belief in a minimalist government even while running for office in a state where many Republicans prefer to stay closer to the political center.
By Associated Press | 03/04/14 09:02 AM
The state Inspector General says staff members at the Department of Transitional Assistance reported 14,431 cases of potential fraud or abuse of electronic benefit transfer cards, formerly called food stamps, to investigators through the first 10 months of 2013.
03/03/14 09:26 AM
BOSTON — State Department of Correction officials and three prison guards have been disciplined over the 2009 death of a mental health patient at Bridgewater State Hospital. Gov. Deval Patrick announced Saturday he reprimanded Correction Commissioner Luis S. Spencer for inaction in the wake...
By Steve LeBlanc | 03/03/14 09:01 AM
Last fall, the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans hosted its annual conference at Boston's Seaport Hotel, bringing together hundreds of industry officials and a handful of lawmakers, administration officials and legislative aides. Attorney General Martha Coakley addressed the crowd.
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