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What will be the economic impact of marijuana legalization?

‘Yes on 4’ advocates and state official clash over ballot referendum

By Stephanie Murray

When Massachusetts State Senator Jason M. Lewis boarded a plane to Colorado in January to study the impact of marijuana legalization as part of the Massachusetts Special Senate Committee on Marijuana, he didn’t have an opinion about the drug. 1,687 more words

Peyser outlines corporate agenda for higher ed

Mass. Education Secretary said current public higher education system is “a formula for mediocrity” 462 more words


DailyDouble: State primaries held today, UMass Labor Center fight hits front page

Voting in key primaries closes at 8 p.m; UMass Labor Center dispute covered in Boston Globe; Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary. 819 more words


UMass Amherst admins force out Labor Center director

UMass to gut Labor Studies program unless it becomes a “revenue generator,” says former director. 991 more words


Funding for Workforce Training in Massachusetts - and a Promising Opportunity

Guest post by MassBudget.

Workforce training gives people the skills they need to get good jobs and support their families. These programs are also important to our Commonwealth more broadly, since we rely on well-educated, highly-skilled workers to sustain our state’s high-wage economy. 255 more words

State Budget And Policy

Massachusetts Distributes FY17 Early Education and Care Grant Funds

There isn’t a lot of new state funding for early education and care for fiscal year 2017, but Massachusetts is holding steady, keeping existing funds flowing to provide high-quality learning experiences for young children. 338 more words


"You don't want to be a lawyer? So why are you getting your law degree?"

John F. Kennedy in his famous 1961 inauguration speech called upon Americans to “ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” Kennedy spoke about an inert obligation Americans have as individuals part of a greater community to better the world around us. 669 more words