Israel as First Stop?

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Obligatory Throat-Clearing: There are a number of excellent reasons…

The Boston Globe: State’s focus is too narrow for job creation

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We need a new approach to put the hundreds of thousands of unemployed Massachusetts citizens back to work. We need to stop picking winners and losers, and stop making such concentrated, publicly funded bets on specific companies and industries.

Governor's Budget & Plan for Cities

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When it comes to the aspects of the Governor's agenda that…

Governor Patrick's Budget on Health Care: Playing Around the Edges

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Medicaid (MassHealth) The Administration is feeling the heat…

Implications of the Harvard Pilgrim-Tufts Merger

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Today's news brings word of a potential merger between Tufts…

Ever Met A Tax Incentive You Didn't Like?

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Remarkable to read the Globe's endorsement today of the latest…

Feds plug the Money Hole in Massachusetts Health Reform?

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To close the loop from an earlier post on federal money being…

Contracting for Performance: Teacher Union Contract Langiage in Massachusetts

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Teacher Union Contract Langiage in Massachusetts Author(s): Pioneer…

What we should we ask of the new UMass president?

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With former Congressman and current chancellor of the University…

MBTA Parking Proposal Should Go Further

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The MBTA is proposing to securitize its parking revenues (roughly…

Troubling Cost Trends in Massachusetts Health Care

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Two trends that might determine the long term success of health…