State House News Service
President Obama nominated former MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott to the National Transportation Safety Board, the White House announced.
The Massachusetts House began by restoring nearly $17.6 million in grants for expansion of kindergarten programs.
More single-family homes were sold in Massachusetts during June than in any month since August 2005, according to newly released data, which also showed sale prices are up only marginally from the first half of 2014.
The developer behind a proposed New Bedford casino was unable to put together a financing package and informed the Gaming Commission of its withdrawal from the bidding process on Wednesday.
Irish, of Dorchester, has been executive director of the city Office of Fair Housing and Equity since 2012. He has been tapped as elections commissioner to fill the vacancy created when interim commissioner John Donovan retired.
Earlier this week, Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson filed an order for subpoena for Boston 2024 to release its original, unredcated bid. Boston 2024 Chairman Steve Pagliuca now says they will be released.
“I’m disappointed, but we’ve been disrespected as a body,” said City Councilor Tito Jackson, who offered the subpoena order.
Gov. Charlie Baker became one of three governors appointed to the committee Wednesday. He and the others will replace 2016 presidential hopefuls who resigned to focus on their campaigns.
The mortality rate for anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder, is the highest of any psychiatric disorder, yet health plans usually don’t cover treatment for anorexia until patients experience severe weight loss, Rep. Kay Khan told lawmakers on Tuesday.
A key legislative committee has cleared a bill designed to improve public access to government documents in Massachusetts.
The 2014 nurse staffing law will apply to burn units and intensive care for newborns along with intensive care units for adults.
It was the fourth and final public listening session before Gov. Charlie Baker’s opioid abuse task force prepares to issues recommendations to the governor in May.
Vicki Coates, a former vice president of dental management at DentaQuest, starts on Monday as chief operating officer. Patricia Wada, who has worked on state information technology projects, will take the job of special assistant to the governor for project delivery.
Gov. Charlie Baker named insurance executive Mark Gaunya and business consultant Rina Vertes to serve on the Massachusetts Connector Authority Board.
The bulk of the savings — about 65 percent — come from what officials are describing as “cash management,” a budgeting technique partly inherited from the Patrick administration that will push off $456 million in payments to the next fiscal year.
Groups representing people dependent on state health insurance programs are resisting Gov. Charlie Baker’s push for authority to make major changes in the MassHealth program.
Local elected officials have criticized Steward for the speed with which the for-profit company has moved to close the hospital after it claimed in November that it suffered financial losses and a decreasing number of patients at the Quincy hospital.
The order devotes .5 percent of the cost of construction and renovation projects on state-owned property in Boston and “gateway cities” to the preservation or creation of public art, up to $250,000.
The Patrick administration early Friday evening announced a five-year health care deal with the federal government worth $41.4 billion, which will succeed a three-year $26.75 billion waiver agreement that expired June 30.
As nurses raised alarms that they are untrained and ill equipped to handle cases of Ebola virus, Massachusetts hospital officials said Thursday that the health crisis emerging from West Africa demands a unique response.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Wednesday that defendants seeking to withdraw guilty pleas because their cases were handled by disgraced former state chemist Annie Dookhan must indicate they would have insisted on a trial if they knew about her malfeasance.
According to Attorney General Martha Coakley, Annie Dookhan may have had professional pride in mind when she allegedly misidentified drug lab evidence.
Department of Public Health Commissioner John Auerbach offered his resignation over the weekend and Gov. Deval Patrick accepted it on Monday.
State police discovered a chemist failed to follow protocols in drug testing, potentially exposing thousands of drug convictions to legal challenges.