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 waffles on Diehl during debate

Baker waffles on Diehl during debate

After endorsing him, he backs away and then says he misspoke

REPUBLICAN GOV. CHARLIE BAKER said during a debate Wednesday night with Democrat Jay Gonzalez that he hadn’t made up his mind whether he would vote for Trump supporter Geoff Diehl for US Senate even though he has publicly endorsed him. After the debate, he said he misspoke and would vote for Diehl. The bizarre debate(...)

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Baker planning pharmacy pricing legislation

Baker planning pharmacy pricing legislation

Sudders calls manufacturer drug rebates ‘smoke and mirrors’

THE BAKER ADMINISTRATION is developing a legislative proposal to rein in pharmacy prices or at least shed more light on what’s fueling the rising cost. Marylou Sudders, the governor’s secretary of health and human services, said her agency is crafting legislation that would allow the state to negotiate prices directly with drug manufacturers, call them(...)

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Climate change politics is heating up

Climate change politics is heating up

Environmentalists call for civil disobedience, decry half-hearted responses

The tenor of the debate about climate change, like the problem itself, is changing. As the planet warms at what appears to be a faster and faster rate, environmental advocates are becoming more vocal and more pointed. The changing dynamic was on full display at a gubernatorial forum last week hosted by many of the state’s environmental(...)

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T notes: Another option tossed into Pike design mix

T notes: Another option tossed into Pike design mix

Cost of connecting Red, Blue Lines drops considerably

THE OPTIONS FOR REPLACING a section of the Massachusetts Turnpike running between the Charles River and Boston University appeared to shrink on Monday, but then expanded again as officials said they would consider the possibility of running trains and cars at ground level while elevating a bike and pedestrian path. The so-called viaduct section of(...)

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Temporary N. End-Charlestown bridge may reduce delays

Temporary N. End-Charlestown bridge may reduce delays

Officials say price tag remains same, construction time cut 6 months

STATE TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS said on Monday they plan to install a prefabricated, temporary bridge to minimize traffic delays while the heavily used North Washington Street Bridge between Charlestown and Boston’s North End is being rebuilt. Jonathan Gulliver, the state’s highway administrator, said the contractor overhauling the structurally deficient bridge came up with the idea as(...)

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Sizing up Baker, Gonzalez on T, energy, environment

Sizing up Baker, Gonzalez on T, energy, environment

Forum highlighted sharp differences in approach, philosophy

GOV. CHARLIE BAKER and his Democratic challenger Jay Gonzalez have a lot in common. Baker grew up in Needham and Gonzalez lives there now. Both ran health insurance companies and also took turns heading up the state’s Executive Office for Administration and Finance – Gonzalez under former governor Deval Patrick and Baker under former governor(...)

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Globe on digital-print subscription seesaw

Globe on digital-print subscription seesaw

Online sales growing as print continues its decline

THE BOSTON GLOBE says its online subscription base is growing, but barely enough to offset declines in print sales. Over the last three years, the average number of Sunday print subscribers has declined by 44,466, while the average number of Sunday digital subscriptions has grown by 25,389. Daily print circulation fell by 21,876 over that(...)

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MA Fiscal sues to block ad disclosures

MA Fiscal sues to block ad disclosures

Says disclosing 5 top donors violates free speech rights

THE CONSERVATIVE MASSACHUSETTS FISCAL ALLIANCE is suing to block enforcement of a state law requiring the organization to attach a list of its top five donors and a statement of responsibility from its top official to any ads or print materials that mention a politician and are sent to voters within 90 days prior to(...)

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Gonzalez: Records destruction bid suggests cover-up

Gonzalez: Records destruction bid suggests cover-up

Accuses Baker of ‘management failure of epic proportions’

DEMOCRATIC GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE Jay Gonzalez on Wednesday accused the State Police of attempting to cover up corruption within the agency by destroying payroll and attendance records and urged the inspector general to investigate. “This takes this scandal to a whole different level,” Gonzalez said at a press conference in front of the State House. He(...)

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