Bruce Mohl

Editor, CommonWealth

About Bruce Mohl

Bruce Mohl is the editor of CommonWealth magazine. Bruce came to CommonWealth from the Boston Globe, where he spent nearly 30 years in a wide variety of positions covering business and politics. He covered the Massachusetts State House and served as the Globe’s State House bureau chief in the late 1980s. He also reported for the Globe’s Spotlight Team, winning a Loeb award in 1992 for coverage of conflicts of interest in the state’s pension system. He served as the Globe’s political editor in 1994 and went on to cover consumer issues for the newspaper. At CommonWealth, Bruce helped launch the magazine’s website and has written about a wide range of issues with a special focus on politics, tax policy, energy, and gambling. Bruce is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He lives in Dorchester.

About Bruce Mohl

Bruce Mohl is the editor of CommonWealth magazine. Bruce came to CommonWealth from the Boston Globe, where he spent nearly 30 years in a wide variety of positions covering business and politics. He covered the Massachusetts State House and served as the Globe’s State House bureau chief in the late 1980s. He also reported for the Globe’s Spotlight Team, winning a Loeb award in 1992 for coverage of conflicts of interest in the state’s pension system. He served as the Globe’s political editor in 1994 and went on to cover consumer issues for the newspaper. At CommonWealth, Bruce helped launch the magazine’s website and has written about a wide range of issues with a special focus on politics, tax policy, energy, and gambling. Bruce is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He lives in Dorchester.

Stories by Bruce Mohl

Suffolk dumps McKenna and Meyer

Suffolk dumps McKenna and Meyer

University will wipe leadership slate clean and start over

THE SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES agreed to a plan Friday that wipes the slate clean and removes both Chairman Andrew Meyer and President Margaret McKenna. Meyer will step down in May when his term ends. The board will then revamp its bylaws, elect a new chairman, and set up a search committee to find a(...)

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Boston-Wynn ‘treaty’ approved

Boston-Wynn ‘treaty’ approved

War is over – city says let good times roll

The war between the city of Boston and Wynn Resorts is officially over, complete with the approval of what the executive director of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission described as a “treaty” between the two parties. The treaty consisted of an agreement in which the city, Wynn, and the Gaming Commission agreed to drop all legal(...)

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Cape Wind mounting comeback

Cape Wind mounting comeback

Jim Gordon says he’s ready to compete

CAPE WIND, the controversial Nantucket Sound wind farm given up for dead last year when it lost a lucrative pair of utility contracts, is trying to mount a comeback. Jim Gordon, the energy executive who has already invested $100 million in the 15-year-old project, asked the state’s Energy Facilities Siting Board earlier this week to(...)

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Baker diverts $150m from rainy day fund

Baker diverts $150m from rainy day fund

Governor not worried bond rating will suffer

THE BAKER ADMINISTRATION said on Wednesday that it is steadily reducing the state’s reliance on one-time revenue solutions, but nevertheless wants to balance the fiscal 2017 budget using $150 million that was slated to go into the state’s rainy day fund. Under state law, the state is supposed to transfer any capital gains tax revenues(...)

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Healey questions legality of Sovaldi pricing

Healey questions legality of Sovaldi pricing

Says hepatitis C drug cost may be unfair trade practice

A correction has been added to this story. ATTORNEY GENERAL MAURA HEALEY is warning the maker of a breakthrough hepatitis C drug that the company’s $1,000-a-pill price may constitute an unfair trade practice under Massachusetts law. In her Jan. 22 letter to John Martin, the CEO of California-based Gilead Sciences Inc., Healey said Gilead’s drug(...)

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Supreme Court upholds demand-response payments

Supreme Court upholds demand-response payments

Stock of Boston-based EnerNOC soars on ruling

THE US SUPREME COURT ruled 6-2 on Monday that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has the authority to pay major consumers of electricity for commitments to use less power during peak demand periods. The so-called demand response payments, which have been used by federal regulators for more than a decade to help curb peak demand,(...)

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ML Strategies lobbying fees soar

ML Strategies lobbying fees soar

Payments rise 75% in 2015 to $2.7m

ML STRATEGIES COLLECTED more than $2.7 million in Massachusetts lobbying fees during 2015, vaulting the company into the top spot among the state’s leading lobbying firms. The well-connected company saw its lobbying income rise nearly $1.2 million, or 75 percent, from 2014, fueled by hefty fees from 46 different clients, including Wynn Resorts ($654,337), Boston(...)

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A tale of two companies

A tale of two companies

What GE and Wynn Resorts bring to the table

STEVE WYNN MUST BE CRYING in front of his Picasso reading about the efforts of state and city officials to bring GE to Boston. The so-called Summary of Incentives agreement signed by GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt, Gov. Charlie Baker, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh might as well have been written on red carpet. The state(...)

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