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

‘A surprisingly good idea’ from the T

‘A surprisingly good idea’ from the T

New, flat weekend fare offers lots of opportunities

THE MBTA may finally be starting to get it. After years and years of running weekend commuter rail trains that very few people ride, the T this week decided to do something about it. The Fiscal and Management Control Board voted to offer a special fare this summer that allows passengers to take as many(...)

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Casino notes: MGM seeks later ‘last call’

Casino notes: MGM seeks later ‘last call’

Three $1 million ferry boats ordered for Everett casino

THE MASSACHUSETTS GAMING COMMISSION is treading cautiously with a request from MGM Resorts to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. on the gambling floor of its soon-to-open Springfield casino. MGM is attempting to take advantage of a change in state law approved last year that allows casinos, subject to the approval of the Gaming Commission, to(...)

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Some Mainers question hydro-electricity line for MA

Some Mainers question hydro-electricity line for MA

Gov. LePage criticizes 4 lawmakers who raised concerns

MAINE, JUST LIKE NEW HAMPSHIRE, seems to be having some second thoughts about a transmission line selected by Massachusetts to carry hydro-electricity from Quebec into New England. Four key lawmakers in the Maine legislature wrote a letter earlier this month to Massachusetts utility regulators urging them to reject the power purchase contract with New England(...)

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Baker makes bold bet on offshore wind

Baker makes bold bet on offshore wind

MA, RI together procure a total of 1,200 megawatts

THE BAKER ADMINISTRATION placed a bold bet on the economic and environmental benefits of offshore wind Wednesday, selecting one company to build an 800 megawatt wind farm off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard and working with Rhode Island to procure another 400 megawatts at another location in the same area. State officials said they hope(...)

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NH court OKs novel pipeline financing approach

NH court OKs novel pipeline financing approach

Opinion says Massachusetts SJC got it wrong

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE SUPREME COURT took a very different stand than its counterpart in Massachusetts on Tuesday, ruling that electric utilities in the Granite State could tap their ratepayers for the money to finance a new natural gas pipeline into the region. The ruling could help resuscitate efforts to build natural gas pipeline projects in(...)

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A point-counterpoint on millionaire migration patterns

A point-counterpoint on millionaire migration patterns

Sullivan of Pioneer Institute vs. Young of Stanford

A new report from the Pioneer Institute is raising alarms about the proposed millionaire tax by questioning the research of an academic who has claimed that higher taxes on the rich do not prompt large numbers of them to move out of state. The report, written by Pioneer’s research director, Greg Sullivan, takes to task(...)

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Meehan, UMass Boston faculty at war

Meehan, UMass Boston faculty at war

All three candidates for the UMass Boston chancellor position have withdrawn their names from consideration

This story was updated with information indicating the UMass Boston Faculty Council did not make disparaging comments about the three candidates for UMass Boston chancellor. THE FACULTY AT UMASS BOSTON, angered and threatened by the purchase of Mount Ida College in Newton by UMass Amherst, retaliated by scuttling the search for a new chancellor at(...)

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T notes: Pension costs raise concerns

T notes: Pension costs raise concerns

Citizens Bank contract to boost interest income

MBTA OFFICIALS say they expect to hold the line on expense growth this fiscal year, but they are worried about rising pension costs and a push in the Legislature to limit the transit authority’s control over above-ground digital advertising displays near stations. Michael Abramo, the T’s chief administrator, said expenses (excluding debt costs) are expected(...)

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T approves $10 weekend commuter rail pass

T approves $10 weekend commuter rail pass

Can a low fare attract more riders on Saturdays and Sundays?

TRYING TO ENTICE MORE PEOPLE to ride commuter rail on the weekends, the MBTA’s oversight board on Monday approved a new $10 weekend pass that entitles the holder to take unlimited trips on the system on Saturdays and Sundays this summer. The pass is the second part of a first-of-its-kind effort to build ridership on(...)

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Exelon sets its price for keeping Everett plants open

Exelon sets its price for keeping Everett plants open

Region's grid operator warns of rolling blackouts without them

EXELON GENERATION told federal regulators on Wednesday that it is willing to keep operating two power plants and a liquefied natural gas facility in Everett from 2022 to 2024 if the company is allowed to collect less than $1 a month from all of the electricity customers in New England over the two-year period. Chicago-based(...)

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