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Legislature Set to Negotiate Key Issues during Extended Session

Budget, Tax, & Finance Economy Energy Health Care Costs HR & Employment Law News | August 7, 2020

The Massachusetts Legislature will attempt to reach consensus on multiple issues affecting employers – from health care to transportation to economic development – during a lawmaking session that has been extended for six months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The state House of Representatives and Senate traditionally wrap up formal business on July 31 of […]

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AIM Backs Program to Help Companies with Energy Bills

Energy News | June 5, 2020

Associated Industries of Massachusetts has expressed support for a new program that will assist companies that have fallen behind on gas or electricity payments during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) had already issued a directive to utilities prohibiting shutoffs during the pandemic for past-due accounts. The new proposal is designed […]

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Climate Bills Long on Deadlines, Short on Solutions

Energy | February 3, 2020

Massachusetts has a clear blueprint for when it must become a carbon-neutral state, but none of the tools necessary to make those plans a reality. The state Senate last week passed An act setting net generation climate policy, which would require the secretary of energy and environmental affairs to establish interim greenhouse-gas reduction benchmarks, beginning 2025, […]

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Massachusetts Makes Progress on Climate Change

Energy News | December 14, 2019

The climate protesters who took to the streets of Boston last week targeted the wrong people. If these people really want to impact the climate debate, they should turn their attention outside of a state that is already well on its way to achieving the goals outlined during demonstrations at the State House. Massachusetts has […]

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What is TCI and How Will It Help the Transportation Problem?

Energy News | December 2, 2019

Massachusetts lawmakers continue to debate the best method of paying to repair and upgrade the state’s overburdened transportation system. Associated Industries of Massachusetts and its 3,500 member employers oppose widespread calls to raise the gasoline tax. AIM instead favors a gasoline-fee increase through a nascent multi-state regional cap-and-invest program called the Transportation and Climate Initiative […]

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Six Companies Earn 2019 Sustainability Awards

Energy News | August 26, 2019

Six companies ranging from a global ride-sharing powerhouse to a Berkshire County company making key chemicals used for water purification have been named winners of the fourth annual Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) Sustainability Award. The award recognizes excellence in environmental stewardship, promotion of social well-being and contributions to economic prosperity.

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Attorney General Invites Collaboration with Business

Energy Health Care Costs HR & Employment Law News | May 20, 2019

Attorney General Maura Healey told more than 800 business leaders at the AIM Annual Meeting Friday that she looks forward to collaborating with employers on key issues such as education, substance abuse, health care and clean energy.

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