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

DeLeo: My thinking has evolved

DeLeo: My thinking has evolved

Speaker seeks to remove term limit

SAYING HIS THINKING has “evolved,” House Speaker Robert DeLeo  said on Thursday that he wants to do away with a rule he instituted six years ago that would require him to step down as the House’s leader at the end of this term. “Quite frankly, I look at it as important for the institution,” he(...)

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A bit of Vegas in Everett

A bit of Vegas in Everett

Wynn goes with trademark bronze, curved glass

NEARLY FOUR MONTHS after the Massachusetts Gaming Commission awarded a casino license to Wynn Resorts, the commissioners on Thursday finally got a look at the final design for the exterior of the Everett hotel. The artist’s rendering looks a lot like Vegas. The new design features the same curved, bronze glass of Wynn’s two Las(...)

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A vision for a Boston Olympics

A vision for a Boston Olympics

Group pitches jobs and transportation improvements

BOSTON’S OLYMPIC BOOSTERS on Wednesday performed a rerun for the media of their winning US Olympic Committee presentation, emphasizing the close proximity of venues inside the capital city and the opportunity for the Games to bring jobs and future economic growth to the area. Dan O’Connell, the president of Boston 2024, said the Olympics would(...)

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Mohegan Sun sues Gaming Commission

Mohegan Sun sues Gaming Commission

Says panel was enchanted with Steve Wynn

MOHEGAN SUN ON Wednesday joined the city of Revere in suing the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, alleging a host of irregularities with the agency’s choice of Wynn Resorts as the eastern Massachusetts casino licensee. Most of the allegations have surfaced in one shape or form previously, but Mohegan Sun’s filing adds one new twist. It alleges(...)

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DeLeo legal bills total $200,000

DeLeo legal bills total $200,000

Mintz fees account for more than third of campaign spending

More than a third of House Speaker Robert DeLeo’s $537,000 in campaign expenditures last year went to the law firm of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo for legal services during the Probation corruption trial. DeLeo, who was labeled an unindicted coconspirator during the course of the summer trial, paid $100,000 out of his(...)

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Baker pegs deficit at $765m

Baker pegs deficit at $765m

Governor says spending is too high

GOV. CHARLIE BAKER said the state is facing a $765 million deficit this fiscal year, a shortfall more than twice as large as his predecessor estimated and attempted to address two months ago. With just over 5 ½ months left in the fiscal year, Baker’s options for closing the deficit are limited. He said he(...)

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Olympics fact vs. fiction

Thank goodness Boston 2024 is going to start releasing details of its bid for the 2024 Olympics this week because reporters are starting to fill in the blanks on their own and it’s getting hard to tell fact from fiction. Case in point: During the broadcast of the Patriots-Colts game Sunday night, CBS announcer Jim(...)

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Haddad files energy bill

Haddad files energy bill

Calls for more gas, hydro, and offshore wind

A TOP MEMBER of House Speaker Robert DeLeo’s leadership team filed legislation on Friday that calls for expanding the region’s natural gas pipeline capacity, importing more hydroelectricity from Canada, and mandating the purchase of offshore wind power. Rep. Patricia Haddad of Somerset blocked the Patrick administration’s energy bill last year because it didn’t include any(...)

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