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Nurses group opposes staffing ballot question

Emily Micucci |

The Massachusetts chapter of the American Nurses Association has joined a coalition opposing a ballot question to mandate nurse staffing ratios in Bay State hospitals.

MHA lauds Baker opioid proposal

Emily Micucci and State House News Service |

The Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association is praising Gov. Charlie Baker's new plan to expand efforts to battle opioid addiction in the Bay State.

Mass. online sales tax strategy eyed as SCOTUS hears case

State House News Service |

A dispute over whether states should be able to require online retailers to collect and remit state sales taxes is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, but Massachusetts' approach to the issue is being...

R.I. Senate approves $83M PawSox stadium

Zachary Comeau |

As the team remains mum on any potential deal in Worcester, the Rhode Island Senate on Tuesday approved an $83-million stadium deal for the Pawtucket Red Sox, which would have the city and state...

Worcester marijuana grower preparing to open

Zachary Comeau |

Kris Krane, president and co-founder of 4Front Ventures opening a medical marijuana cultivation facility in Worcester, said he's not worried about the feds cracking down on his business.

Cannabis enforcement threat may result in bigger returns, CCC chair says

State House News Service |

The abrupt change in the federal government's approach to marijuana law enforcement means investors in the state-sanctioned Massachusetts pot market could see bigger returns on their investments,...

SBA appoints new New England administrator

The U.S. Small Business Administration has a new regional administrator for New England, Wendell Davis, a Connecticut resident.

Clinton hospital to close endoscopy unit

The endoscopy unit at UMass Memorial HealthAlliance Clinton Hospital will close later this month due to what UMass says is a staffing issue.

Efforts underway to keep state $15 minimum wage off the ballot

State House News Service |

Top Democrats are eyeing a legislative solution that would keep as many as three initiative petitions – a $15 minimum wage, paid family leave and a sales tax cut – off the 2018 ballot.

State projects 3.5% revenue growth in coming budget year

State House News Service |

State tax revenues are projected to grow at a 3.5 percent clip next fiscal year, signaling that the state will have almost $27.6 billion available to spend on the 2019 budget.

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