George Atanasov

George Atanasov

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ML Strategies FY2015 Massachusetts Budget Update: Governor Patrick Issues Vetoes, Signs Budget

On Friday, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law a $36.5 billion state budget for FY2015, which is nearly $10 billion larger than the budget he proposed back in January 2014. Before signing off on his eighth and final annual...more

7/17/2014 - Legislative Agendas New Legislation State Budgets

Uncertain Fate of Non-competes in Massachusetts: Senate Passes Compromise; Legislation Heads to Conference Committee Negotiations

On July 1, 2014 the Massachusetts Senate voted for a compromise on employee non-compete agreements, and the Joint Economic and Emerging Technology Committee heard testimony on the same issue. Governor Deval Patrick spurred...more

7/3/2014 - Economic Development Employment Policies Hiring & Firing Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Legislative Process Non-Compete Agreements

Massachusetts Legislature Passes Minimum Wage Increase and Economic Development Package

In a previous article, “Massachusetts Legislature Considers Unemployment Insurance Reform and Minimum Wage Increase,” we outlined the Massachusetts House and Senate’s separate plans to increase the minimum wage and reform the...more

7/2/2014 - Economic Development Legislative Agendas Minimum Wage New Legislation Unemployment Insurance Wage and Hour

ML Strategies FY 2015 Massachusetts Budget Update: The House Budget

Earlier this year, ML Strategies offered an overview of the Governor’s FY 2015 budget proposal. Now that the House of Representatives has passed its version of the FY 2015 spending plan, we provide an update on the budget...more

5/14/2014 - Education Reform Funding Healthcare Reform State Budgets

Massachusetts Legislature Considers Unemployment Insurance Reform and Minimum Wage Increase

Increasing the minimum wage and reforming the unemployment insurance (“UI”) system in Massachusetts are the two major employment issues facing the 2013–2014 Legislature, which comes to a close on July 31, 2014. The Senate and...more

3/17/2014 - Employee Rights Insurance Reform Minimum Wage Unemployment Insurance Wages

ML Strategies FY2015 Budget Update: The Governor’s Proposal

As the budget process heats up on Beacon Hill, ML Strategies will issue periodic updates regarding the process and politics that will shape this year’s budget. We begin by providing an overview of the budget timeline and a...more

1/30/2014 - Estate Tax Legislative Agendas Sales & Use Tax State Budgets

Massachusetts House and Senate Negotiators Agree on FY 2014 Budget; Funding Sources Remain Uncertain

On Sunday, four hours before the start of Massachusetts’ new fiscal year, the legislative conference committee tasked with ironing out differences between the House and Senate budget proposals agreed on a final compromise...more

7/5/2013 - Affordable Housing Fraud Grants Hospitals Medicaid Pre-Schools Public Benefits Public Schools State Budgets

Massachusetts 2013 – 2014 Legislative Session Preview

The 188th Massachusetts Legislature began the 2013 – 2014 legislative session on January 2. This alert identifies the key public policy issues that will likely emerge in the current session and offers insight into their...more

1/11/2013 - Drug Compounding Gaming Control Boards Gun Laws Infrastructure Medical Marijuana Pharmacies Public Policy State Budgets Unemployment Insurance

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