Colin A. Young

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Citing bills, Smith & Wesson moving HQ

Proposed legislation would bar manufacture of guns that can't be sold here

Baker investigating vaccine passes

Refuses to say whether verification system is coming

Lawmakers push for expansion of Plainridge

Says table games, more slots needed to compete against Twin River

20% increase in breakthrough cases

Number rises to nearly 2,700 between Aug. 7 and Aug. 14

State pension fund achieves record gain

Posts net investment gain of 29.5%, or $22.1b

House approves sports betting, again, with bipartisan vote

College sports remains a sticking point between House and Senate

New opioid settlement could bring $500 million to Massachusetts

The settlement involves three large opioid distributors and drugmaker Johnson & Johnson

Mass. sheriffs cut cost of prison calls

Promise 10 minutes free, 14 cents a minute after that

State tax revenue surges amid tax hike push

Legislature set to take up millionaire tax next week

Casino revenues continue to make gains

Largest tax haul for the state since Feb. 2020

Mass. economy roars back in 1st quarter

Grows at 11.3 percent annualized pace, almost double national rate

State revenues keep on surpassing projections

Rise in funds comes with billions in federal aid on the way

Biden sets big goal for offshore wind

Seeks 30,000 megawatts, 80,000 jobs by 2030

State tax collections remain on a roll

February revenues up nearly 24 percent over a year ago

Could in-person sports viewing be coming?

'Stay tuned,' say Baker when asked about fans in the stands

State offers rebates on electric trucks

Range from $7,500 to $90,000 on vehicles costing more than $50,000

House, Senate announce leadership appointments

New committees, new assignments, ups and downs

State tax collections continue to surprise

January receipts up $429m over forecasted amount

State pension fund gains $10b in 2020

Reports record-setting 16.4% gain in second half of year

Mass. no longer most energy-efficient state

California, with numerous policy initiatives, moves into top spot

Baker nominating Georges for SJC

Appointment, if approved, would mean Baker selected all 7 justices

Tax revenues keep chugging along

Through 4 months, collections are up 1.3% over last year

Turco, public safety secretary, to retire

Plans to focus on police reform in last months on job

9 Boston police accused of embezzling $200,000

Lelling accuses officers of submitting fraudulent overtime claims

Lottery sales show surprising strength

Keno sales drop 7 percent amid pandemic

Rideshares become ubiquitous in Mass.

Still, growth in trips slows in 2019 to 12 percent

Outdoor visits OK’d for nursing home residents

Two guests allowed at a time starting Wednesday

Biz group: Delay ed and pension funding

Taxpayers Foundation calls budget most difficult in memory