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

Get Mass. transponder or face higher Turnpike charges

Get Mass. transponder or face higher Turnpike charges

Electronic tolling scheduled to start Oct. 28

This story was updated at 5:30 p.m. At 3 p.m., because of incorrect information supplied by state officials, it was corrected to say that drivers without transponders will be charged $11.70 for driving from Stockbridge to Boston. AS THE MASSACHUSETTS TURNPIKE shifts to electronic tolling, state officials are urging drivers to pick up and start(...)

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Curtatone making up with Wynn

Curtatone making up with Wynn

Signs agreement promising to be good neighbor

SOMERVILLE MAYOR JOSEPH CURTATONE is making up with Wynn Resorts. The mayor, who delayed by several months the construction of the Wynn Resorts hotel and casino in Everett by challenging a state environmental permit for the project, said on Monday that he would not pursue the matter further in court and announced an agreement with(...)

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Baker pushes health care competition

Baker pushes health care competition

DPH commissioner helping to lead the way

THE BAKER ADMINISTRATION is showing signs that it wants to get more aggressive about encouraging greater competition between health care providers. Monica Bharel, the commissioner of the Department of Public Health, is sending the strongest signals. Her agency is preparing to issue new regulations next week that will spell out how the state will handle(...)

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SJC nixes ‘pipeline tax’

SJC nixes ‘pipeline tax’

Says Baker administration order violated intent of earlier laws

THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT ruled on Wednesday that the Baker administration can not authorize the state’s electric utilities to tap their ratepayers for the money to finance a new natural gas pipeline into the region. The decision carries enormous financial and environmental implications for the state of Massachusetts and the region. Existing natural gas pipelines(...)

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T letter cites parking revenue theft

T letter cites parking revenue theft

Calls for audits at 13 lots going back to 2013

THE MBTA HAS FORMALLY notified its parking lot operator that the company breached its contract by failing to reimburse the transit authority for money stolen by employees. The notification, which came in a letter dated Thursday from MBTA General Counsel John Englander to LAZ Parking, is the first time the T has publicly identified employee(...)

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Parsing Baker’s tax, fee philosophy

Parsing Baker’s tax, fee philosophy

He opposes them, but implies he has an open mind

GOV. CHARLIE BAKER on Wednesday vetoed legislation directing the state to seek federal funding for a voluntary study of whether a vehicle-miles-traveled tax could be a viable alternative to a tax on gasoline. Baker said he vetoed the provision partly because of his opposition to new taxes and fees and partly because he believes a(...)

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T helps Baker balance FY16 budget

T helps Baker balance FY16 budget

Returns, temporarily, $31.2m in appropriations

HERE’S A TWIST: the Baker administration needed financial help from the MBTA to balance the state’s fiscal 2016 budget. To help close a fiscal 2016 budget shortfall, the Baker administration withheld a $15.6 million T appropriation for June and asked the T to return a similar-sized appropriation for May. State officials say the $31.2 million(...)

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T board OKs $15m more for Green Line ext.

T board OKs $15m more for Green Line ext.

Feds may give hint this week on $1b pledge

THE MBTA’S FISCAL MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL BOARD on Monday approved spending another $15 million on the Green Line extension even as state officials said they expected to hear this week whether the federal government would honor its earlier commitment to provide $1 billion for the project. John Englander, the MBTA’s legal counsel, said the T(...)

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How far does South Coast Rail commitment go?

How far does South Coast Rail commitment go?

Pollack says commitment firm despite questions on cost

THE BAKER ADMINISTRATION says the state is committed to South Coast Rail, even though the route and the cost of the project are not even close to being finalized. State Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack kicked off a conversation about South Coast Rail with the MBTA’s Fiscal Management and Control Board on Monday by saying the(...)

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