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

Baker’s dire deficit projection misses mark

Baker’s dire deficit projection misses mark

$768m shortfall turned out to be much less

A clarification has been added to this story. THE BAKER ADMINISTRATION’S dire warnings last winter about a $768 million deficit for fiscal 2015 have turned out to be off the mark, so much so that the governor is now asking legislative approval to spend an end-of-the-year surplus. Baker took office last January saying that the(...)

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Wynn says he can’t find MA welcome mat

Wynn says he can’t find MA welcome mat

Looked at possible casino site near convention center

STEVE WYNN on Wednesday brought up his company’s ongoing struggles with the city of Boston during a conference call with financial analysts and revealed that when he was originally searching for a casino site in the area he inquired about purchasing land next to the convention center. Wynn’s comments came at the end of a(...)

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Healey: Wynn plays by a ‘different set of rules’

Healey: Wynn plays by a ‘different set of rules’

AG defends her casino position -- but gets some facts wrong

ATTORNEY GENERAL MAURA HEALEY sent a letter on July 13 to state Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack calling for an independent study of the traffic impact of the proposed Wynn Resorts casino in Everett. The move raised eyebrows, particularly because the attorney general is an ardent opponent of casinos and her office has no official(...)

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Boston drops out of running for Olympics

Boston drops out of running for Olympics

Mayor, governor wouldn't be rushed on commitments

THE PRIVATE GROUP seeking to host a Boston Olympics in 2024 dropped its bid on Monday, shortly after Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Gov. Charlie Baker told the US Olympic Committee that they needed more time before committing to the effort. Scott Blackmun, the CEO of the US Olympic Committee, issued a joint statement with(...)

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Five takeaways from the Olympics debate

Five takeaways from the Olympics debate

A lot of noise and numbers, but little illumination

THIS BOSTON OLYMPICS DEBATE was a train wreck. There were occasional flashes of insight, but overall the two reporters asking the questions and the four debaters answering them did little to illuminate the subject matter. They tossed numbers around indiscriminately, they got sidetracked on seemingly inconsequential issues, and they ended up all too often talking(...)

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US Attorney files testy motion in Everett case

US Attorney files testy motion in Everett case

Calls Boston's lawsuit against Gaming Commission 'vicious'

US ATTORNEY CARMEN ORTIZ’S office filed a scathing court motion on Wednesday accusing the city of Boston and the defendants in a criminal lawsuit of working together to spread unfounded rumors about wrongdoing by local law enforcement officials and Wynn Resorts. The motion, filed by Assistant US Attorney Kristina Barclay, is a response to a(...)

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DeLeo raises nearly $415,000 in 6 months

DeLeo raises nearly $415,000 in 6 months

Speaker's fundraising total is a record for him

  An update was added to this article on July 23 HOUSE SPEAKER ROBERT DELEO’S political campaign committee raised nearly $415,000 during the first six months of 2015, a record haul for him that was fueled in part by higher donation limits that kicked in this year. Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, an Amherst Democrat, reported(...)

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Walsh’s steadily expanding casino lawsuit

Walsh’s steadily expanding casino lawsuit

So far, more smoke than smoking gun

OVER THE LAST SEVEN MONTHS, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has steadily increased the intensity of his legal attacks on the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, to the point where the case is now spinning off in a bewildering number of directions. At first, the mayor’s lawsuit focused on broad, largely procedural matters: the Gaming Commission’s failure to(...)

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Wynn files latest permit application

Wynn files latest permit application

Appears to ignore Healey call for new traffic study

WYNN RESORTS on Wednesday filed its latest application seeking a key state environmental permit for its proposed Everett casino, which suggests the Las Vegas company is ignoring Attorney General Maura Healey’s call on Monday for a new, independent study of transportation needs in the area. Wynn officials said they filed the application late Wednesday; they(...)

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Globe hiking digital price 74%

Globe hiking digital price 74%

New rate is roughly 99 cents a day

THE BOSTON GLOBE is raising its digital subscription cost by 74 percent in a move that executives say is an attempt to raise revenue and to match price with value. The digital rate, which has been $3.99 a week since the newspaper launched digital subscriptions in 2011, is rising to $6.93 on Monday. On a yearly(...)

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