... Energy efficiency, transportation sector are focuses of Baker admin's first comprehensive energy plan ...... Baker nominates Brian Sullivan of Swampscott, the guv's hometown, as Lynn District Court clerk magistrate ...... Kelcourse, DiZoglio hosting "Pastries, Politics and Policy" event Tuesday night in Amesbury ...... Brigham & Women's researchers develop smartphone-based ovulation test ...... MassVote eyes election day registration as next major reform, calling it "the ultimate solution to enhancing participatory democracy" ...... Low oil prices, corporate tax relief should negate Eversource electric rate hike, Sen. Lesser says ...... Dracut physician charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly illegally prescribing opioids to an at-risk patient that resulted in her death ...... "Luis and I mutually agreed that the time was right for him to separate from the T" - Transpo Secretary Pollack on departing GM Luis Ramirez ...... Pioneer Institute pleased that its former research director Steve Poftak has been elevated to MBTA GM ...... Westfield State University, Holyoke Community College combine resources to hire joint emergency management chief ...... Arlington Police Chief Ryan, who led addiction recovery initiatives, is retiring in January ...... EPA announcing regulatory partnership with maritime, food and beverage, and outdoor recreation sectors ...... Labor groups urging allies to rally for locked out gas workers on Dec. 19 ...... New Bedford mayor to announce infrastructure, public safety upgrades on Thursday ...... Senate making late-session bid to pass juror service bill ...... Speech-language pathologist licensing bill clears Senate ...... Like so many buses, trains and drivers, the Future of Transportation report, due on Dec. 1, will be late this year ...
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GOLDBERG, HEFFERNAN READY FOR WALL STREET "ROADSHOW"

By Colin A. Young
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, DEC. 5, 2018.....Hoping to show that Massachusetts has been responsible since getting whacked with a bond rating downgrade last year, Treasurer Deb Goldberg on Wednesday proposed state fiscal managers bring their message directly to the rating agencies.

Treasurer Deborah Goldberg said she's ready for another "roadshow" to meet with credit rating agencies in New York. [Photo: Sam Doran/SHNS]

S&P Global Ratings lowered its rating for Massachusetts bonds to AA from AA+ in June 2017, largely due to the state diverting money from its stabilization fund while the economy was growing. In remarks to the Joint Ways and Means Committee, Goldberg said rating agencies now need to know that the state's rainy day fund has surpassed a $2 billion balance for the first time since fiscal 2008.


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