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  • Just how green are state governments?

    WASHINGTON When President Barack Obama this spring ordered federal agencies to cut their greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade to 40 percent below 2008 levels the concept was hardly novel to state governments. For years, governors and legislatures have set energy conservation targets for state agencies, to save taxpayers money, reduce pollution and set an environmentally friendly example.
  • In Massachusetts, groups push to bolster solar panel program

    The increasing popularity of solar panels is prompting environmental groups to call for lifting what they describe as arbitrary limits on a key program designed to encourage renewable energy use in Massachusetts. So-called "net-metering" allows...

    Google, other firms support expanding transgender rights

    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Google and Eastern Bank are backing an effort in Massachusetts to extend the state's public accommodations protections to transgender individuals. Former Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill in 2011 protecting transgender...

    Western Massachusetts hopes to get 2024 Olympics venues

    Western Massachusetts economic development officials are hoping for Olympics venues if Boston becomes host for the 2024 games. Former Westfield Mayor Richard Sullivan, head of the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council, tells the Republican...

    Springfield renaming street to honor retired chief justice

    Retired Massachusetts Chief Justice Roderick Ireland is being honored by his hometown of Springfield with a street named in his honor. Ireland was the state's first African-American chief justice, appointed in 2010 by Gov. Deval Patrick. He retired in...