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2014/12/18 18:04
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Polito: Blame budget crisis on spending, management By Michael Norton State House News Service BOSTON -- Noting that incoming Gov. Charlie Baker may face an immediate $1 billion budget problem, much...
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2014/12/18 01:04
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BOSTON (AP) -- An independent analysis pegs the state budget deficit at $1 billion in the current fiscal year -- more than three times the previous estimate of state officials. The analysis released...
2014/12/17 11:12
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By Bob Salsberg, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) - Tackling the scourge of heroin and opiate addiction will be an early priority after taking office, Gov.-elect Charlie Baker said Tuesday as state...
2014/12/16 22:12
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... cuts across geography. It cuts across class. It cuts across everything," Baker said. "That is something we are going to focus on early on." Baker, who will be inaugurated Jan. 8, was asked during...
2014/12/10 05:10
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Taxpayer activists are divided about a corporate tax amnesty program House leaders and Gov.-elect Charlie Baker are considering to generate cash for state spending needs. House Minority Leader Brad...
2014/12/09 21:44
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The Massachusetts Society of CPAs said Tuesday that their president and CEO, Eileen McAnneny, will step down at the end of next month and a search for a new president is starting...
2014/12/09 17:04
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By Gintautas Dumcius STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON -- Incoming governor Charlie Baker will need to take a fresh look at MassHealth, a program which needs to consolidate its fragmented structure and...
2014/12/08 05:10
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In less than six years since Beacon Hill paved the way for cheaper civilian flaggers on road projects, a Herald review has found state transportation officials have doled out nearly $160 million for...
2014/12/04 11:10
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A health plan group wants Gov.-elect Charlie Baker to implement major Medicaid reforms it says will make the system more efficient and could save taxpayer dollars as Beacon Hill tries to close a...
2014/12/03 20:04
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By Matt Murphy STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON -- With Medicaid costs consuming nearly a third of the state budget and a new administration likely to face immediate budget challenges, a new report...
2014/12/02 12:04
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Gov conditionally supports big raises for top state jobs By Gintautas Dumcius and Matt Murphy State House News Service BOSTON -- Outgoing Gov. Deval Patrick on Monday quickly signaled his support for...
2014/12/02 01:09
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WORCESTER � City officials are taking a wait-and-see approach to midyear state budget�cuts proposed by Gov. Deval Patrick to address a $329 million shortfall in state revenues. As part of his plan,...
2014/12/01 19:25
2014/12/01 19:25
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A Special Advisory Commission tasked with reviewing compensation for state officials recommended pay hikes for the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, and other elected state...
2014/12/01 18:21
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The governor of Massachusetts would get an 18 percent raise, plus a $65,000-a-year housing allowance, and other state officials would get raises ranging from 20 percent to 34 percent under a proposal...
2014/11/27 05:10
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Gov.-elect Charlie Baker is rapping a $1.6 million plan by Beacon Hill Democrats to hand a 6 percent raise to hundreds of House staffers, even as the state grapples with how to close a $329 million...
2014/11/26 06:10
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The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation is closing in on the selection of its first new president in more than two decades, filling a sizable void that will be left by retiring longtime foundation head...
2014/11/25 06:10
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Incoming Charlie Baker budget chief Kristen Lepore’s first job could be to “disentangle” the hundreds of thousands of people the state placed in temporary Medicaid — and gauge the damage the Health...
2014/11/23 04:09
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BOSTON � Among the many decisions Gov.-elect Charlie Baker and the next Legislature could face is a potentially awkward one: Whether to back a salary hike for the state's chief executive and other top...
2014/11/22 15:04
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Panel mulls pay hikes for governor, other top pols BOSTON (AP) -- Among the many decisions Gov.-elect Charlie Baker and the next Legislature could face is a potentially awkward one: Whether to back a...
2014/11/20 18:09
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BOSTON � The top Democrat in the Massachusetts House is taking local aid off the table in discussions over how to reduce the state's budget shortfall. House Speaker Robert DeLeo said in a statement...
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