Category Archives: Legislative Update

House Passes Transportation Financing Bill

The House of Representatives passed legislation that closes the MBTA’s gap for the upcoming fiscal year and provides vital assistance to the regional transit authorities. This legislation transfers $1.5 million of excess snow and ice removal funds to the regional transit authorities as supplemental assistance. The legislation further authorizes a one-time transfer of $51 million […]

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Patrick-Murray Administration Announces Workforce Training Fund Grants to Train Workers and Create Jobs

The Patrick-Murray Administration announced $2,100,224 in Workforce Training Fund grants to 28 Massachusetts companies. The grants, which support up to two years of training, will create over 200 new jobs and train nearly 3,000 workers. The companies are located in twenty-three towns across the Commonwealth, and employee trainings will range across a variety of sectors […]

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Budget Conferees Named, Deliberations in Progress

The Massachusetts House and Senate appointed their respective conferees to negotiate how the state spends about $32.4 billion over the next 12 months has been fully assembled. The House named Representatives Brian Dempsey (D-Haverhill), Stephen Kulik (D-Worthington) and Viriato DeMacedo (R-Plymouth) as its budget negotiators. The Senate appointed Senators Stephen Brewer (D-Barre), Jennifer Flanagan (D-Leominster) […]

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Legislative Update for the Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce (Key Items)

May 17, 2012 by Lynch Associates, Inc. As the 2011-2012 legislative session enters a period of great activity as the end of formal sessions approach on July 31st, there are a number of pending matters with great impact on businesses of all sizes.  Among recent items of interest, please note the following: Health Care Payment Reform […]

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