Tag Archives: Massachusetts

Together they can! …raise unemployment

Mass. unemployment rate rises

The Lowell Sun BOSTON — The state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported Thursday that the Massachusetts unemployment rate increased from 5.5 percent in October to 5.9 percent in November, its highest rate since August 2003. In addition, job losses for the month of November totaled 8,000… http://www.lowellsun.com/break… While Massachusetts unemployment continues to be…

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The Time for Tort Reform is Now

According to the “White Coat Notes” blog on Boston.com the Massachusetts Medical Society has finally put a dollar figure on how much defensive medicine costs Massachusetts residents every year. The fear of being sued is driving Massachusetts physicians to order many tests, procedures, referrals to specialists and even hospitalizations for consumers that aren’t needed and drive up health costs by…

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Peyser’s GOP roadmap: cut the wedge issues

( – promoted by Patrick) James Peyser, former executive director of the Pioneer Institute, offers a roadmap out of the wilderness. Synopsis: ditch the wedge issues. I read it as dropping the social conservatives who are proving to be an anvil in Massachusetts. Maybe it's time to abandon the whole Republican Party label and strive for a more fiscally conservative…

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