State House News Service
Key elements of a joint solution to the energy supply “crisis” in the region, including who might pay for the infrastructure, remain in flux.
Proposed restrictions on free samples of e-cigarettes for adults would harm retailers ability help smokers quit, “vaping” advocates argued today to the attorney general’s office.
A task force convened by Baker to review the MBTA’s operations called for the transportation board to be replaced by a five-member fiscal control board.
Escalating its dispute with the House, the state Senate has agreed to develop a plan to break from the decades-old joint committee system.
Late night weekend service will now run until 2 a.m. instead of 2:30 a.m., and five late-night bus routes will be eliminated.
As T officials prepare to winterize Red and Orange line trackss, riders should expect shuttle buses along the above-ground routes this summer and fall.
“I said last year that for a crime like this, I would support the death penalty,” the governor said.
Senate President Stanley Rosenberg said he’s looking to other states to find solutions to issues like prison overcrowding, funding for rising prescription drug costs.
An excerpted draft of the governor’s MBTA task force report cited “excessive absenteeism” as an example of “weak” management at the transit agency.
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.
Police and lawmakers say the state’s texting while driving ban is extremely difficult to enforce since it permits drivers to handle their phones.
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.