Budget negotiators in the Massachusetts legislature are facing big challenges and a looming deadline after the Baker administration announced a drop in expected revenue for the next fiscal year.
As our reliance on solar and wind energy grows, so does the challenge of reliability: The wind and sun can’t be turned on and off whenever people need electricity. One part of the solution is energy storage.
This week, Governor Charlie Baker is likely to announce his nominees to the Supreme Judicial Court. Plus, a very speculative look at whether the legislature will tinker with the rules to fill a U.S. Senate seat vacancy.
There’s no end in sight for a moratorium on new natural gas service in parts of Franklin and Hampshire counties now that Kinder Morgan has dropped its plan to build a pipeline through the region.
A talk with Green Party candidate Bill Kreml as we speak with presidential candidates ahead of Tuesday’s primary.
We invited each candidate still on the presidential primary ballot to come on our air for an interview about issues important to western Massachusetts. We’ll hear from the candidates who responded to that invitation.
In a call with reporters, the President of ISO New England, said the region continues to see price spikes when demand is high on cold winter days.
Governor Charlie Baker will outline his vision for the state on Thursday as he gives his first State of the Commonwealth address. On the same day, the Senate returns to work.
State revenues in Massachusetts have fallen slightly short of projections. Governor Charlie Baker has said he wanted to see those numbers before deciding whether or not to make mid-year budget cuts.
This week will bring recommendations for K-12 public education financing and a major new effort to get residents signed up for health insurance. Meantime, the Legislature limps into November, without much to show for accomplishments this fall.
The energy debate is set to surge on Beacon Hill with a hearing on clean power bills, including plans from Governor Charlie Baker to draw more hydroelectricity into Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is getting her two cents in as the pipeline company Kinder Morgan readies to file its federal application.
An anti-pipeline group is taking its case to Massachusetts’ highest court. The group was denied a role as an “intervenor” in rulings for contracts between Kinder Morgan and several gas utilities.
Governor Charlie Baker travels to Newfoundland this week to meet with New England governors and Canadian premiers where energy options will be on the agenda.
Opponents of a proposed natural gas pipeline are following the would-be route of the line in a protest that’s scheduled to last several weeks.