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A boost in the state's earned income tax credit could put more money into the pockets of low-income working families in Massachusetts.

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Congress has extended a federal tax credit for solar installations that was set to expire at the end of 2016.  Industry operatives in the region say it will provide stability in a growth  sector that could have stalled.


Vermont's lone representative in the U.S. House wants to make it easier for people to buy electric vehicles.

Vermont's Georgia Mountain wind project is online and making power, just in time to take advantage of a federal tax credit.

The Georgia Mountain Community Wind farm says its four turbines in the towns of Georgia and Milton are fully operational and capable of providing about 8 percent of the electricity used by the Burlington Electric Department.

Burlington Electric and Georgia Mountain have signed a long-term power supply contract.

The 10 megawatt project is expected to produce about 27 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year.


During a visit to the Bombardier Transportation rail car manufacturing plant in Plattsburgh Thursday, New York Senator Charles Schumer called for the extension of a tax credit for businesses that hire veterans.