Tag Archives: Boston Business Journal

Music to our ears: Baker freezes $1B MCCA expansion with board shakeup, reports BBJ

Change is in the air. Baker’s leadership on this issue is absolutely refreshing. Gov. Charlie Baker has indefinitely frozen state plans to finance a $1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, opting instead to allow the newly reconstituted Massachusetts Convention Center Authority board to decide whether the 1.3 million-square-foot construction project should move forward. The announcement was…

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Five Things: Spilka Not Fooling Many, Lyons on Sad Remy Case, Welfare $ > than job and more…

Karen Spilka’s sudden conversion is being taken with grain of salt The business community and media are taking Karen Spilka’s sudden conversion against the tech tax with a grain of salt. You may remember, Red Mass Group reported that Spilka voted six times for the software tax. First up is a story by the new managing editor at the Boston…

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Five Things: Hughes Keeps Pressure up, Gas Tax Repeal Effort, Software Tax Repeal Effort and more

Kirsten Hughes Keeps Up Pressure on Dem Flip Floppers In yesterday’s Lowell Sun Kirsten Hughes kept up the pressure on Democratic tax flip floppers. In the middle of a summer heat wave, in an off-election year, when a royal baby and courthouse dramas captured the public’s attention, the Democrats at the Statehouse enacted massive tax increases worth at least…

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Memo: Minimum Wage Increase: Old, Honorable & Fundamentally Flawed

($22 is what Elizabeth Warren thinks it should be. – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Senator Warren’s comments at an Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing, suggesting raising the minimum wage to $22 an hour has generated a lot of online discussion for the merits of increasing the minimum wage. Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance published a memo on this subject.…

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Jones-Patrick Health Cost Control Law leads to negative credit outlook of hospitals debt ranking

Yesterday morning, Deval Patrick signed the health care cost control legislation, labeled as “Soviet-style” by the Boston Business Journal, and supported Brad Jones and other Republican leaders.  Within hours, Moody’s hinted at a downgrade in the credit ratings of the world class hospitals in Massachusetts.  State House News has the story: he health care cost control law signed by Gov.…

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