"Investing in those things is going to require additional revenue."
Katie Wallace is a veteran local campaign organizer who met with each of the candidates shortly after they entered the race. After making the rounds, Wallace said, “I felt confused about some of the things that Erika said that did not make sense to me. I felt that she was not being transparent.”
The heckler returned soon after, and as the rally drew to a close, he lingered nearby, closely watching Hui and her posse of volunteers and organizers. When she began to leave the scene, he stayed on her tail, continuing his shout, “Hong Kong belongs to China!”
Mass has lost an incredible guy and one of the state’s great institutional memories
Andy Vargas, the first Latino state rep from Haverhill, aims to be the kind of elected role model he couldn’t find as a kid
"In Massachusetts we not only have to protect that care for the people … but we also have to serve as a model for what access to care should look like for the rest of the nation.”
State Rep.-elect Nika Elugardo knows the dangers of illegal drug trade. "It creates violence, it perpetuates poverty, you see thousands of dollars going through in plastic baggies and meanwhile our water is getting cut off."
While it’s convenient and cliché to conclude that said intraparty battle has devolved into a Sanders-Clinton-style proxy war, that description would be inaccurate.
A new study from the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center says raising the minimum wage has little impact on teen unemployment, but can have a big impact on teens and their families.