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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has signed a new state budget nearly a month into the 2023 fiscal year. He said the budget is in balance, doesn't rely on one-time revenues, and doesn't raise new taxes or fees. It also bans marriage for people under age 18.
Hourly workers in Massachusetts collectively miss out on more than $1.6 billion in wages every year because of unmet child care needs a new study finds.
A new report by the Future of Work Commission, which was tasked with looking at ways the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the economy, has identified a number of ways the state will have to adapt to a post-pandemic economy.
PROJECT PAYCHECK: Child care centers in the Berkshires are fighting to hold it together, one positive COVID-19 test and one teacher resignation after another. By all accounts, the pandemic has steamrolled a stressed early-education system in Massachusetts. “It’s been difficult not being able to work because I can’t find child care for my daughter," said one Berkshire County mother. She's not alone.
Education advocates and experts told state senators on Wednesday that the disruption caused by the COVID-19 crisis presents a unique opportuni…