Michael P. Norton

State House News Service

Stories by Michael P. Norton

Mass. economic growth slows, projected to go negative

Most of the state's leading indicators are trending downward

Poll: Abortion restrictions affect college decisions in Northeast

76% of students don't want to attend school in state with abortion restrictions

Healey hangs empty picture frame by her desk

Takes cue on underrepresentation from essay written by 3 students

Health Policy Commission sticks with benchmark

Even though prices expected to exceed target., commission votes no change

Campbell joins lawsuit opposing JetBlue purchase of Spirit

Suit aims to preserve airline's 'unique and disruptive' role

MBTA to pay for New Bedford pedestrian bridge

$21m span designed to connect with commuter rail station

Healey’s office approves Nantucket topless beach bylaw

Says approval does not indicate support or opposition

New airport terminal coming in New Bedford

State approves funding for new control tower, too

Dems feel Baker knew of looming tax-break blockbuster

'Eye-opening' April collections caught guv's attention, but apparently not lawmakers'

Baker tax relief bill clears committee mostly intact

Revenue Committee advances a $600 million tax relief package

Mass. concealed-carry law threatened by Supreme Ct. decision

Justices say 2d Amendment protects the right to carry guns in public

Raytheon moving headquarters to Virginia

Some business leaders say other companies may follow

Neal, Baker strike deal on East-West rail

Deal requires creation of new state authority, dedicated funding stream

State preparing to close down Walpole prison

Systemwide, inmate count at lowest level in 35 years; incarceration rate lowest in nation

Health cost benchmark called unfair, impractical

Hospital association chief says measure doesn't account for inflation

Groups call for making online meeting access permanent

Move follows Governor's Council decision to stop livestreaming its sessions

MBTA not among transit agencies splitting $2.2b in fed aid

Authority said it didn't qualify for funding under the program

Needham police officer charged with insider trading

Learned in advance of Analog Devices purchase of Linear Technology

Healey appeals dismissal in Soldiers’ Home case

Judge ruled merging of units didn't cause vets to be infected

Biden urges states to adopt eviction moratoriums

Mass., with Legislature in recess, seems unlikely to act

House gives businesses unemployment insurance relief

Bill averts steep runup in costs for firms in the short-term

Lawmakers find common ground on unemployment insurance bill

Allow tax deductions on up to $10,000 of benefits; cost estimated at $126m

Lawmakers getting $4,280 hike in base pay

Constitutional officers also entitled; Baker, Polito not taking raises

Senate deliberations on policing reform bill stall

Debate to resume Friday after Fattman blocks action on legislation