Recap: In The News & On The Social Networks

If you aren’t friends with us on Facebook and aren’t following us on Twitter then you’re missing out on a lot of great information that doesn’t get its own post here on the blog.

Lucky you that every few days we will give you a recap of what’s going on.  Just click the headline to read the full article.  An even better idea would be to check us out on Facebook and Twitter.

Senate votes unemployment benefits, highway funds

Late Tuesday night the Senate approved $10 billion in stopgap funding for highway programs.  This will extent unemployment benefits for another 30 days for an estimated 200,000.

National Flood Insurance Program Temporarily restored.

The Senate also passed a measure extending the National Flood Insurance Program until March 28th.

Eye on Trucking: Comments regarding new HOS continue to mount; most prefer more flexibility

Discussion continues on the Hours Of Service rules and how to balance safety with flexibility for drivers.

Commonwealth Conversations: Consumer Connections: Weighing in on Small Business [Health] Insurance

Rises in health care costs can make it hard to do business for many smaller companies, and often means the difference between making a profit and closing their doors completely.

Mass. AG Coakley Opposes Proposed Workers’ Compensation Rate Hike

Attorney General Martha Coakley opposes a requested Workers’ Compensation rate hike.

Massachusetts Worker’s Compensation Premium Rates Could Rise

The Workers’ Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau requests a 4.5% rate increase.

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