Speaker Mariano Provides Stable Transition on Beacon Hill

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Here’s a Summary of the Legislature’s 2019-2020 Session

The Massachusetts Legislature ended an extended 2019-2020 session on January 5 having passed significant laws dealing with everything…

Legislature Passes Economic Development, Transportation Bills

The Massachusetts Legislature wrapped up its two-year session near sunrise this morning by passing both a $626 million…

Speaker Mariano Provides Stable Transition on Beacon Hill

The election of Ronald Mariano as Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives provides a welcome dose of…

Governor Announces New Capacity Restrictions

Today Governor Baker announced new temporary orders to reduce capacity across many businesses to 25% from the current 40% for most businesses (See graph below).  The new orders go into…

Stimulus Bill Would Re-Invigorate PPP; Clarify Tax Status

Congressional negotiators announced agreement Sunday on a $900 billion COVID-19 economic relief package, delivering help to businesses and…

Legislature Avoids Broad-Based Tax Increases in Proposed Budget

Editor’s Note – The following article was written by Brad MacDougall, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at…

Governor: COVID Case Increase Coming from Gatherings, Not Businesses

Rising COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts are coming largely from informal social gatherings like game nights and barbecues, not…

Economic Recovery Plan to Aid Small Business

The Baker Administration announced a $774 million economic recovery plan today that includes $115 million in new money…

New Survey Underscores Fragile Nature of Massachusetts Economy

A new Associated Industries of Massachusetts survey of Massachusetts employers tells the story of businesses in the state…

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