Category Archives: In the Arena

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In The Arena – My Response to Gov. Patrick’s Revenue Proposal

New Revenues, Needed Investments The talk everywhere in the State House — in offices, hallways, and alcoves — is all about Governor Patrick’s proposal to raise $1.9 billion in revenues in order to make investments that would improve our roads, … Continue reading

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Redistricting at the State House

This week, the Massachusetts legislature voted to put in place a new map of state representative and state senate districts, stemming from the results of the United States Census that was conducted in 2010, and finalized in March of this … Continue reading

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Casino Gambling is Wrong for Massachusetts

Last week, the Massachusetts House of Representatives voted to authorize the development of three resort casinos and one slot parlor in Massachusetts. As I have said before, I do not believe that this is the right direction for Massachusetts, and … Continue reading

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