Senate bill reduces barriers limiting opportunity in Mass.

The Boston Globe reports, “Any Economic development legislation worthy of the name should help clear away barriers that keep workers from seeking better opportunities and discourage the emergence of new businesses. Unlike the economic development bill that came out of the House, the Senate’s stronger legislation tackles both the noncompete clauses that hamper the state’s high-tech economy and the byzantine liquor license rules that discourage restaurateurs. The Senate bill does not comprehensively solve either problem, but it includes valuable reforms.”