Jon B. Hurst

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Stories by Jon B. Hurst

Winter costs make region cold for business

Winter costs make region cold for business

New Englanders pay $1 billion more for energy than the rest of the country

TO SAY THAT this has been a tough winter is an understatement. Already, we’ve seen record cold snaps, soaring energy bills and story after story about how Massachusetts has burned 2 million barrels of oil to generate electricity because we didn’t have an adequate supply of energy. And it’s only February. Already, Massachusetts is one(...)

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Time to get MassHealth house in order

Time to get MassHealth house in order

Business leaders says improper incentives, guardrails must end

ELEVEN YEARS AGO, Chapter 58—also known as RomneyCare—was signed into law.  The landmark law was passed on the premise that there was a shared responsibility among all of us to be insured, offer affordable coverage, control costs, and to eliminate free riders in the system.  It was also passed with the promise that the Commonwealth will make it(...)

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Argument

The Internet revolution is touching all of our lives, giving us exciting new choices, services, and knowledge. Whether it is information, products, or services, chances are you can find it on the Internet, in addition to, or in lieu of, your local newspaper, store, or professional. This new competition is great for consumers and businesses(...)

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