Author Archives: mjonas

“Obamacare” and “Romneycare”

Is “Obamacare” the son of “Romneycare”? The newest installment of CommonWealth magazine’s “Face to Face” video conversations features two of the people best qualified to discuss that topic, which continues to be one of the most persistent questions Mitt Romney faces on the campaign trail. We asked Tim Murphy, who was Romney’s secretary of health and human services and the…

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Patrick’s salary slashing campaign

CommonWealth magazine’s cover story in the new summer issue, “Salary divide,” looks at Gov. Patrick’s move to slash salaries among top officials in state government.  Last week, the Globe reported that Transportation Secretary Jeff Mullan will leave by the end of the year after being rebuffed in his request to Patrick for a raise. Is Patrick’s new hard line on…

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Suzanne Bump, surprise reformer?

With her recent aggressive moves to overhaul the auditor’s office, is Suzanne Bump proving her doubters wrong? That’s the question teed up here in “Face to Face,” CommonWealth magazine’s new video feature that is literally convening the conversation on important issues facing the state.  Check out the discussion between Mike Lake, who vied with Bump in last fall’s Democratic primary,…

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