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Next stop…accountability

The new governor gets props for taking a ride on the T less than a month into office. It took Charlie Baker almost five years in office to descend into the bowels of Park Street station. Gov. Healey and LG Driscoll took a short ride from Park Street to South Station yesterday, an act of symbolism but […]

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Bill filing for fun and profit

Bill filing: something of a racket. We’re heavy into the season when consultants and lobbyists are pitching stories to reporters and posting on social about the exciting news that proposal x is in play, having been filed by the consultant’s client or client organization. Part of a bill-info service or a lobbyist’s stock in trade is […]

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Gov. Wait and See?

Maura Healey is starting to get a bit of a “Gov. Wait and See” rap in certain quarters of the State House, as she tells reporters (aka “certain quarters”) that issues like the T and tax credits and the housing crisis deserve a strong response, and that response is coming soon. There’s a feeling that with […]

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Healey’s Team in Training 

Maura Healey’s compete level seems high. It served her well in the campaign — although many onlookers rolled their eyes at the endless basketball allusions. And yet the aura seemed to go over well in front of the hundreds of ever-competitive business leaders who jammed the ballroom at the Newton Marriott to hear the state’s new […]

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Starving for Solutions

Try to solve gun violence, and you take away people’s rights. Try to solve global warming, and you take away people’s jobs. Try to solve hunger, and you take away people’s … hunger. That’s the policysetting mystery behind the food-insecurity issue. Nearly every societal gain involves someone losing something or giving something up. But with a Wendy’s on […]

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Roadblock: How will Healey’s new team get the Allston megaproject back in motion?

Massachusetts is accustomed to transportation delays, but this is a new form of frustration.  For the third time in six months, the state transportation department’s effort to secure federal funding for a badly-needed megaproject was deemed not sufficiently compelling to win the funds. And that leaves the business and tourism communities hoping Gov. Healey’s new transportation […]