During the rollout of his fiscal year 2016 budget proposal, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker proposed to repeal the state’s film tax credit in 2017. While this tax credit has drawn criticism for its goal of providing...more
As of the first week of March 2015, several states are well into their legislative session. Committee hearings are underway, and significant legislation has passed both branches of government. In Massachusetts, however, a...more
As the now-lame-duck U.S. Congress convenes for its final legislative session of 2014, the 114th U.S. Congress is gearing up for action. Officeholders on both sides of the aisle are preparing for the shift to Republican...more
Proposed legislation introduced by Governor Patrick to eliminate most forms of non-competition agreement in Massachusetts may be enacted before July 31, 2014. This legislation creates significant risks for employers with...more
This newsletter discusses the development of the water cluster and related initiatives in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts has historically fully embraced different sectors of the economy in order to rapidly expand...more
This newsletter provides information on Massachusetts’ bottle redemption law and discusses the status of a new proposal to expand the law to other beverage containers....more
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick released his FY2014 budget recommendations to mixed reactions from the legislature and business community due, in part, to the tax changes proposed. This article briefly discusses the...more
Today, January 18, 2013, is the deadline for filing legislation to be considered by the Great and General Court Massachusetts for the 2013–2014 Legislative Session. By all accounts, it will be just as active as in years...more
This article provides insight into some of the most pressing issues facing Massachusetts policymakers as the 2013–2014 legislative session approaches.
With the November 2012 election behind us and the New Year upon us,...more
In November 2012, Massachusetts voters passed a ballot initiative authorizing medical marijuana. This article examines some of the obstacles faced by the industry, legislators, regulators and law enforcement officials prior...more