Category Archives: News/Updates

Senator Talks of Health Care Bill by March

Senator Richard Moore (D-Uxbridge), co-chair of the Health Care Financing Committee, and his House counterpart Steven Walsh (D-Lynn) have their sights set at improving the Massachusetts health care system by incentivizing high quality health care and eliminating duplicative procedures. Senator Moore said he hopes to strike a deal with House Chair Walsh before next month, […]

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House Republicans Form Coalition to Force Release Bills for Debate

In an email circulated to all House members, House Minority Leader Brad Jones (R-North Reading) asked his colleagues in both parties to join an effort to exert greater influence over the House agenda in an effort he calls the Rule 28 Coalition – a reference to the House rule that allows a majority of House […]

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DeLeo Speaks Out on Jobs, Taxes, Health Care, Higher Ed

During his annual address to the House Speaker Robert DeLeo, who was not been shy about aggressively pushing to legalize gaming in Massachusetts, sought to assure his colleagues and critics that his focus on job creation extends beyond casinos. DeLeo told House members that he would look to find opportunities in the Commonwealth to create […]

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Health Connector Offers More Choices for Small Businesses

The state’s eight leading health insurance carriers are now offering health plans to small businesses through the Massachusetts Health Connector’s Business Express program. Business Express is a solution for small businesses that enables an easy apples-to-apples comparison of plans and until recently, there had been limited carrier participation in the program since its original launch […]

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Governor Supports Massachusetts Businesses by Signing Bill to Freeze Unemployment Insurance Rate Increase

In an effort to save the Commonwealth’s businesses an estimated $421 million, Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill $127.1 million spending bill for fiscal 2012 that included the Legislature’s effort to freeze the unemployment insurance rate increase. Also included in the bill, Governor Patrick vetoed $700,000 for payment to cities and towns affected with Tropical […]

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