South Coast Rail could receive $2.2 billion in financing authorization thanks to a unanimous vote of the Joint Committee on Transportation on Wednesday, officials said.
While the initial cost of embracing solar power can be high, there are many federal, state and local incentives to help offset the startup expense and accelerate the long-term cost savings.
Newly filed legislation opposing the governor’s plan to create six regional housing authorities for the state was discussed in Taunton Monday during a public hearing of the state’s Joint Committee on Public Housing.
TAUNTON—The Mill River never looked so good.
“It’s absolutely changed,” said state Sen. Marc Pacheco, D-Taunton.
Once a solar panel array is installed atop a pair of barns on the sprawling East Taunton farm, Couto Cranberries will generate its own power from renewable sources.
NEW BEDFORD — The battle over beds at Taunton State Hospital has taken a turn in favor of keeping them in service for another year, passing through a powerful Senate committee on the way to a full Senate vote.
For three years, Gov. Deval Patrick has submitted budgets that would eliminate the continuing-care beds at Taunton State Hospital, and for three years, state Sen. Marc R. Pacheco has been fighting to keep 45 beds there.
BOSTON — Strengthening ties between the United States and Cape Verde was among the topics on the table Friday, when Sen. Marc R. Pacheco hosted Jorge Carlos Fonseca, president of Cape Verde, at the Statehouse.
In a recent editorial board meeting organized to discuss the topic of mental health, state Sen. Marc R. Pacheco was asked whether anyone had studied how much it costs to treat inmates with mental health issues in the corrections system instead of the health care system.
Advocates for the spinal cord injury community held a rally at the Statehouse last week, led by a Taunton doctor and others who hope to restore spinal cord injury research funding in Massachusetts.