Sun reflecting off the golden dome of the Massachusetts State House

Relief Rebates Would Flow to 2M in Mass., Skip Poorest

The program legislative leaders placed on the table Thursday would offer one-time, $250 payments to middle-income taxpayers across the state, a move lawmakers pitched as a more targeted way to relieve the pressure of crushing inflation and soaring gas prices than temporarily lifting the state’s gas tax.

Mass. Tops 1M Coronavirus Cases

More than 1 million coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Massachusetts, according to state Department of Public Health data released Tuesday, as the omicron variant drives the latest surge in numbers.