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Massachusetts ranks 4th in hospital safety analysis

Massachusetts finished fourth in a ranking for hospital safety issues such as preventable errors and infections, according to spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades given to more than 2,600 hospitals nationwide.

Hampden County ranks the poorest of Massachusetts counties, study finds

Hampden County was ranked the poorest county in Massachusetts in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the least affluent regions in all 50 states.

Analysis: Norfolk County has fastest growing local economy in Massachusetts

Norfolk County was ranked the top-performing local economy in Massachusetts in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of counties’ gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015.

Partners Healthcare rated top employer in Massachusetts, study finds

Partners Healthcare employs 60,300 workers in Massachusetts, making it the largest employer in the state, according to a recent analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

Massachusetts ranks 16th highest for its share of structurally deficient bridges

Massachusetts finished 16th among the 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., in a new analysis examining which states have the highest percentage of bridges in poor condition.

Massachusetts finishes 8th on best state ranking

Massachusetts was ranked the eighth best state in the nation, based on criteria such as health care, public education and economic growth, according to a new analysis by U.S. News.

Analysis: IRS audit rate for Nantucket County residents is highest in Massachusetts

Nantucket County residents were audited by the Internal Revenue Service at a greater rate than similar jurisdictions in Massachusetts, according to an analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

Analysis: State and local tax burden in Massachusetts is 26th lowest in U.S.

On a scale of lowest to highest, the state and local effective tax rate for Massachusetts ranks 26th in the nation, according to a new WalletHub.com study of tax burdens imposed by the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Analysis: Massachusetts ranks 4th highest on state cigarette taxes

The state cigarette taxes charged in Massachusetts ranked fourth in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on 2016 data.

Average tax refund in Massachusetts ranks 13th highest in the nation

Average federal tax refunds in Massachusetts ranked 13th among the 50 states, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

ADVANCED MEDICAL STRATEGIES: Sutter Health to pay $30M to settle upcoding allegations

Sutter Health agreed to pay $30 million to settle allegations that the Sacramento, Calif.-based health system submitted inflated diagnosis codes to the CMS for Medicare Advantage beneficiaries, the Justice Department announced Friday.

Massachusetts posts 34th lowest property tax rate in new national study

Massachusetts ranked 34th in the nation in a recent WalletHub analysis of property tax rates among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Analysis: Nantucket County has fastest growing local economy in Massachusetts

Nantucket County was ranked the top-performing local economy in Massachusetts in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of counties’ gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015.

Analysis: Mid-range earners in Massachusetts rank 32nd highest on federal tax cut benefits

Middle-range income earners in Massachusetts ranked 32nd in the nation in terms of how they benefited from the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

Massachusetts ranks 30th highest for state-imposed gas taxes

Massachusetts finished 30th in a ranking of the taxes and fees that states place on gasoline, according to the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Analysis: Massachusetts ranks 12th least reliant on federal aid

Massachusetts finished 39th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states rely most on federal aid funding as a percentage of their general-fund revenue.

Analysis: Massachusetts ranks worst on unemployment insurances taxes

Massachusetts finished 50th in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking of which states have the most business-friendly unemployment insurance tax structures.

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