Vermont's Agency of Natural Resources is helping cities and towns control stormwater runoff.
Environmental Conservation Commissioner David Mears says the state will invest federal money to help communities.
He said in Northfield, for example, officials are considering a proposed biomass plant and a plan to treat resulting wastewater. In Isle La Motte, officials are seeking money for engineering services that might improve stormwater runoff.
The Massachusetts School Building Authority board voted Wednesday to approve funding for a new school in Springfield to replace one that was severely damaged by the June 2011 tornado. WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports.
The board voted to approve a grant totaling $17.5 million for a new Ellias Brookings Elementary school in Springfield. During an earlier visit to Springfield, Massachusetts State Treasurer Steven Grossman, who chairs the school building authority board pledged state money to rebuild the damaged school
A report to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission estimates the state will need to establish a labor pool of 30,000 candidates to fill approximately 10,000 jobs in the new casino industry. Commissioners will need to establish a plan for workforce development to go along with a master schedule that projects the awarding of casino licenses in the winter of 2014. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports
Connecticut's secretary of the state says that Hispanics account for nearly 9 percent of the people registered to vote in the state.
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said Tuesday that her study of registration data and U.S. Census information on Spanish surnames indicates there are more than 176,000 registered voters of Hispanic origin in Connecticut.
The majority of those voters — roughly 90,000 — are registered as Democrats, while about 14,500 are registered as Republicans.
A judge has refused to dismiss corruption charges against former Massachusetts Treasurer Tim Cahill, who is accused of airing taxpayer-funded ads for the state lottery as a means of promoting his 2010 independent campaign for governor.
Superior Court Judge Christine Roach on Monday denied Cahill's request to throw out the charges, meaning his trial can go forward. The trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 29.
A report to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission estimates the state will need to establish a labor pool of 30,000 candidates to fill approximately 10,000 jobs in the new casino industry. WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports.
A Vermont board says budgets for Vermont's 14 hospitals for the next fiscal year are not on a sustainable path.
The Green Mountain Care Board says it has approved budgets that will result in a 5.1 percent increase in hospital net patient revenue for fiscal year 2013. The board had set a target increase of 3.75 percent.
Anya Rader Wallack, chairwoman of the Green Mountain Care Board, says the budgets reflect the board's priorities in reducing costs and investing in health reforms, but she says more work needs to be done.