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FY2019 Massachusetts Budget Update: Final Senate Budget
On Friday, May 25, 2018, the Senate unanimously approved a $41.49 billion budget for FY2019. The Senate's passage of its annual spending plan follows Governor Charlie Baker's budget proposal...
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3 Jul 2018
House Approves Sweeping Health Care Legislation
On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed comprehensive health care legislation by a vote of 117-32.
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3 Jul 2018
Alcohol Task Force Releases Final Report
The Task Force that Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg commissioned to review the alcohol industry in the Commonwealth issued its final report on December 27, 2017.
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26 Jan 2018
Recreation Marijuana Industry Forges Ahead Amid Enforcement Uncertainty
The Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) voted in late December to approve draft regulations establishing the framework for the recreational marijuana industry of Massachusetts.
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26 Jan 2018
Massachusetts Health Care Update: Senate Bill, Medication Switching, And Opioids
Massachusetts policymakers continue to debate health care reform proposals with important implications for industry stakeholders.
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13 Dec 2017
How Mass. Can Prepare For Cannabis Industry Energy Use
State-by-state legalization of the medical and recreational use of marijuana is creating a new industry in the U.S. that has the potential to rival our largest businesses.
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10 Nov 2017
Massachusetts Senate Releases Comprehensive Health Care Legislation
On Tuesday, October 17, Massachusetts Senate leaders released comprehensive health care legislation containing a wide range of provisions significantly impacting industry stakeholders.
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2 Nov 2017
Managing The Energy Impacts Of The Massachusetts Cannabis Industry
State-by-state legalization of the medical and recreational use of marijuana is creating a new industry in the U.S. that has the potential to rival our largest businesses
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20 Oct 2017
Fall Legislative Sessions Commence; Attorney General Certifies Ballot Questions
Massachusetts lawmakers have returned from summer recess and are preparing to tackle a robust legislative agenda this fall.
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21 Sep 2017
Massachusetts Senators Hold Healthcare Roundtable Discussions
Each of the roundtable discussions was focused on a specific topic in the healthcare sector.
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20 Sep 2017
Recent Developments Around Pharmaceutical Drug Spending In Massachusetts
Throughout the fall, policy makers in Massachusetts have sharpened their focus on the rise of pharmaceutical drug prices and their role in the growth of overall health care spending in the Commonwealth.
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16 Nov 2016
Massachusetts Outlook: The Remainder Of 2016 And Beyond
After closing the book on the formal sessions in July, Massachusetts lawmakers have turned their attention to the November election.
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7 Oct 2016
FY2017 Massachusetts Budget Update: The Senate Budget
The Massachusetts Senate voted unanimously to pass its FY2017 state budget just before midnight on Thursday, May 26.
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6 Jun 2016
FY2017 Massachusetts Budget Update: The House Budget
In a unanimous vote of 156-0, the Massachusetts House of Representatives approved a $39.56 billion spending plan for FY2017 on April 27.
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5 May 2016
Governor Baker Signs Opioid Bill
Today, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill that offers long-awaited measures aimed at tackling the state's growing opioid abuse crisis.
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24 Mar 2016
Drug Costs, Risk Adjustment Drive Q2 Health Insurance Rate Increases
The Massachusetts Division of Insurance recently held a two-day hearing on rate changes proposed by Massachusetts health insurance plans to be effective for the second quarter of 2016.
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27 Jan 2016
The Health Policy Commission's Annual Cost Trends Hearings
Under the requirements of Massachusetts' 2012 health care reform legislation ("Chapter 224"), the HPC conducted an annual Cost Trends Hearing on October 5 and 6, 2015.
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27 Oct 2015
Recent Developments In Massachusetts Health Policy
A bill that would give legal weight to HPC reports on proposed mergers between health care providers was the focus of discussion at last Wednesday's Joint Committee on Health Care Financing hearing.
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27 Oct 2015
Massachusetts Legislature Takes Action On Opioid Crisis
Amid a recent surge in opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts, with over 1,200 accidental deadly overdoses last year, the Senate passed legislation on Thursday, October 1, that is designed to fight the epidemic on various fronts.
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12 Oct 2015
FY2016 Massachusetts Budget Update: The Conference Committee Budget
After many weeks of deliberation, the Massachusetts House and Senate sent a budget to Governor Baker's desk.
United States
14 Jul 2015
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