EDITORIAL: State should sock away surplus for a rainy day

10/12/2018 03:02 PM EDT
You would think a 2018 fiscal year revenue surplus of $1.1 billion leaves Massachusetts in the enviable position of picking and choosing how to spend that excess cash. 
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Gas pipeline review process is good idea
10/05/2018 02:31 PM EDT - Given the increasing popularity of natural gas as both a generator of electricity and residential heat source, combined with the age of its pipeline infrastructure, it would be wise to conduct periodic statewide reviews of that delivery system. Full Story

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