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

Lobbyists shower DeLeo, Sanchez with donations

Lobbyists shower DeLeo, Sanchez with donations

25% of Sanchez’s campaign funds came from lobbyists

LOBBYISTS POURED MONEY into the campaign coffers of House Speaker Robert DeLeo and one of his top lieutenants, House Ways and Means chair Jeffrey Sanchez, during the first part of this year. Campaign finance documents filed by the two lawmakers on Monday indicate Sanchez took in $59,795 from 301 lobbyists from the beginning of January(...)

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T pares back Alewife rate hike by $1

T pares back Alewife rate hike by $1

With construction, weekday rates will now rise from $7 to $9

THE MBTA SAID IT IS PARING BACK by $1 the proposed weekday parking rate increase set to take effect next week at its Alewife garage in light of major repairs that are set to begin there next month. The last-minute change of heart threw a wrench in the T’s new parking strategy, made it harder(...)

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Sanchez pulling out all the stops

Sanchez pulling out all the stops

Powerful lawmaker spending heavily in race against Elugardo

REP. JEFFREY SANCHEZ appears to be pulling out all the stops in his primary fight against political newcomer Nika Elugardo, enlisting the help of other prominent state leaders and spending more than $200,000 in campaign money. Sanchez filed his preprimary campaign finance report Monday night at 11:04 p.m., which disclosed that he had gone on(...)

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Baker and Lyons — match made in need

Baker and Lyons — match made in need

GOV. CHARLIE BAKER  is taking heat for traveling to Andover Monday night to appear at a fundraiser for Rep. Jim Lyons, a Republican whose conservative politics and take-no-prisoners style on the House floor have made him something of a pariah on Beacon Hill. Baker and Lyons don’t agree on a lot. Both are fiscal conservatives,(...)

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Beacon Hill incumbents flex financial muscle

Beacon Hill incumbents flex financial muscle

Rep. Sanchez spends nearly $200,000 fending off challenger; Sen. Lewis's tab is $119,000

UPDATED AT 7 A.M. TUESDAY BEACON HILL INCUMBENTS facing a primary challenge from within their own party outspent their opponents by an overwhelming margin this year, according to campaign finance documents filed Monday. Incumbents rule on Beacon Hill, with nearly four-fifths of the House and Senate members facing no challenge in the primary on September(...)

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Mass. makes unsteady progress on emissions

Mass. makes unsteady progress on emissions

Goal is 25% below 1990 emission levels by 2020

MASSACHUSETTS GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS increased for the fourth year in a row in 2015, but state officials are forecasting a downturn when numbers are crunched for 2016, according to an email sent out by the Baker administration. State law mandates that emissions reach a target of 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2020 and 80(...)

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Will MA hydro contract increase, or decrease, emissions?

Will MA hydro contract increase, or decrease, emissions?

Hydro-Quebec dismisses claims by enviros, power generators

MASSACHUSETTS SIGNED a $16 billion, 20-year contract to import hydro-electricity from Quebec to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but energy advocates and other power generators are saying the deal is unlikely to move the needle on emissions and could actually increase them. The debate revolves around the meaning of emissions. The contract will definitely lower greenhouse(...)

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MGM, preparing to open, has feisty words for CT rivals

MGM, preparing to open, has feisty words for CT rivals

Baker hails new casino as ‘incredibly Springfield-centric’

LET THE CASINO wars begin. The MGM Springfield casino is about to open, and at a press conference on Thursday several officials made clear that the battle is on with Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Jim Murren, the CEO of MGM, who went to college in Hartford in the early 1980s, said he used(...)

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Accounting maneuvers, one-time gains helped balance T budget

Accounting maneuvers, one-time gains helped balance T budget

T denies using gimmicks, but one advocate says numbers don’t pencil out

WITH GOV. CHARLIE BAKER running for reelection, the MBTA balanced its budget for the first time in a decade by using a series of accounting maneuvers and one-time revenue gains. The T had expected to tap a legislative appropriation for $30 million to cover its fiscal 2018 costs, but the transit agency announced earlier this(...)

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Keolis hit with $8.2m in fines in FY18

Keolis hit with $8.2m in fines in FY18

Close to 1 of every 10 train runs incurred some penalty

THE MBTA ASSESSED record-level fines on its commuter rail operator in fiscal 2018, but Keolis Commuter Services said the penalties are not as severe as they appear because the company is running a lot more trains than it has in the past and fines have increased with inflation. Keolis paid $8.2 million in fines, mostly(...)

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