Job growth in Massachusetts is expected to reach 0.7 percent by the end of 2020, down from the state's 2019 job growth of 1 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.
Michael Collins, chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, earned $1.1 million in 2018, making Collins the highest-paid public employee in Massachusetts last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.
Legislative appropriations for Massachusetts arts agencies are projected to reach $18.2 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to $2.63 per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).
Martin T. Meehan, chief executive at the University of Massachusetts, earned $817,467 in total compensation last year, the 38th highest pay among executives at nearly 250 U.S. public universities and systems ranked in a Chronicle of Higher Education study.
Hotel room bills in Massachusetts tack on a total state lodging tax of 5.7 percent, the 33rd highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College, School of Missionary Aviation Technology and Houghton Lake Institute of Cosmetology reported receiving the least federal financial aid in the state during the 2018-19 academic year among U.S. schools.