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6/22/2020 COVID-19 Update

By | July 2nd, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

This Week’s Landscape A slightly more normal business week ahead Beacon Hill as the House debates a $1 billion supplemental budget on Wednesday and the Senate takes up expansive health care bills Thursday. The Speaker’s [...]

6/8/20 COVID-19 Update

By | June 8th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

The Landscape Week two of national unrest, peaceful marches and protests is prompting demands for action on systemic racism in every sector of government.   Today starts Phase Two of reopening. Non-essential retail businesses are [...]

6/1/20 COVID-19 Update

By | June 8th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

The Mood As protests engulf the nation and Boston, some turning violent, much of the focus early in the week will be on response and reaction. Attention will shift away from business re-openings, planned legislative [...]

5/29/20 COVID-19 Update

By | June 8th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

Testimony deadline on emergency paid sick time bill is today at 5 p.m. Fiscal watchdog group warns economic recovery could take five years $50 billion childcare stabilization bill filed in Congress to save the industry [...]

5/28/20 COVID-19 Update

By | May 28th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

Identity theft scheme targets state unemployment benefits Massachusetts college presidents release four-phase plan for fall reopening, lack confidence about needed testing Massachusetts state Senate swears in two new Senators today Payroll Protection Program sees slowdown; [...]

5/27/20 COVID-19 Update

By | May 27th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

Education chief working to have schools open this fall amid daunting issues Local health departments worried as they brace for reopening calls amid frequently changing guidelines and inadequate resources After two successful elections, vote-by-mail bills [...]

5/26/20 COVID-19 Update

By | May 27th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

Congresswoman Clark planning to file bill requiring a federal/state supply chain response coordinator Black and Latinx activists say state is reopening too soon Gateway cities struggle connecting with students through distance learning Recreational cannabis shops [...]

5/22/20 COVID-19 Update

By | May 27th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

6 million Americans have filed for unemployment Massachusetts companies receive $9.5M to produce personal protective equipment Governor Charlie Baker does not feel urgency of mail-in voting State budget timeline uncertain; hinges on Federal COVID-19 funds [...]

5/21/20 COVID-19 Update

By | May 27th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

  President Trump threatens federal funds over mail-in-ballots Associated Press poll: Reopening spikes fear of new infections UMass President proposes tuition freeze for 2020-2021 academic year Colleges and universities look to resolve major concerns before [...]

5/20/20 COVID-19 Update

By | May 20th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

Mayor Walsh uneasy with office reopening plan; Congresswoman Pressley asks Governor to reevaluate timeline Group of North End restaurateurs weigh their legal options Boston Federal Reserve chief predicts double-digit unemployment through 2020 Parents and daycare [...]