Michael P. Norton

State House News Service

Stories by Michael P. Norton

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

Lawmakers push for Chelsea Soldiers’ Home probe

Warren, Markey, Pressley say COVID-19 deaths, cases warrant investigation

April tax collections off $2.3b

Part of shortfall is delay in tax filing

Net-zero target gets mixed reviews

Senator calls it 'silly math' on Earth Day

Spilka, DeLeo slam crisis care standards

Promise legislative action but offer no specifics

Virus notes: Baker traces origins of crisis

Candidates petition SJC on signature requirements

House OKs $18b transportation bond bill

Senate leaders target May for vote on revenue package

MTF projects $900m funding gap in FY21

Group says revenues slowing, uses conservative estimate

Lawmakers cram a lot in at the end

But they fail to pass budget bill, point fingers at each other

Baker proposes $175m of tax relief

Would use surplus funds to double income tax exemption

Ranked-choice may be headed to ballot

Unless bill passes, group preparing 2020 question

Baker: New taxes not needed to address congestion

Governor's stance puts him at odds with lawmakers, business groups, and public

Baker: My hands were tied on compressor station

Lawmakers, mayors pound governor over approval of Weymouth gas project

DeLeo acknowledges drafting error in Grid bill

Legislation faces uncertain future in the Senate

Wind firms pay $135m each for offshore tracts

Interior Department called the auction a 'bidding bonanza'

DPU puts Natl. Grid on notice after incident

Orders moratorium on non-emergency work after pressurization issue

Slow pot rollout costing state tax revenue

Advocates say short staff, bureaucracy creating problems for legal sales

Health commission seeks ‘guardrails’ on merger

Panel asks AG to review Beth Israel-Lahey Health deal

Health Policy Commission to analyze nurse question

With voters confused, agency will assess costs, benefits of ballot measure

Trahan wins recount by 145 votes

Koh concedes, urges Democratic unity behind his rival

Baker declares emergency, enlists Eversource

Moulton blames 'human mistake' for gas fires, explosions