The move on May 11 will end six public health emergency orders, one of which requires Bay Staters to wear masks in some health care and congregate care settings.
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Wind energy developer files to scrap power agreements
Declaring the project “cannot be financed and built” under existing contracts, Commonwealth Wind asked Massachusetts regulators to dismiss the power purchase agreements it reached with utility companies.
New Freetown rail station keeps South Coast Rail project on track
The MBTA also has a $403.5 million contract ongoing to extend the Middleborough secondary line through Taunton and into New Bedford. Once completed, that line will feature four new stations.
Poll: Voters favor ‘millionaire’ income surtax, preserving license law
Fifty-nine percent of voters said they would back imposing a 4% surtax on high earners, compared to 31% who would vote to keep the existing flat personal income tax rate.
Healey, Diehl make pitches and points in final gov debate
Both candidates said cutting taxes would be their first economic focus, and Healey voiced support for a package of Gov. Charlie Baker-proposed tax cuts the Legislature initially approved but never finalized.
Gov. Baker opens Cape Cod base to immigrants sent to Martha’s Vineyard
“It is disgusting and abhorrent that an out-of-state governor has decided to engage in what is tantamount to a form of human trafficking for pure political games.” — Senate President Karen Spilka
Yes on 4 campaign launches effort in support of immigrant license law
“All of us will be safer if all drivers on the road passed a driving test, have insurance and have a license.” It’s “just common sense.” — Lawrence Police Chief Roy Vasque, VP of the Mass. Major Cities Chiefs of Police Association
Effort to repeal new immigrant license law gets 100,000-plus signatures
Clerks have already certified about 78,000 of those signatures, organizers said — nearly double the 40,120 required for a referendum to be placed on the Nov. 8 ballot.
Opponents of immigrant licenses planning ballot question to repeal new law
A campaign filed paperwork Monday to create a committee called “Fair and Secure Massachusetts,” seeking to repeal the immigrant license law enacted over Baker’s veto last week.
Lawmakers override Gov. Baker’s veto, enacting law to allow immigrant driver’s licenses
When the new law takes effect in July of 2023, immigrants without legal status will be eligible for standard state driver’s licenses if they show documents proving their identity, date of birth and residency in Massachusetts.