Public Records Law changes likely

Walter Robinson, a former inves­tiga­tive reporter at the Boston Globe who is now a pro­fessor of jour­nalism at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, said state law­makers shouldn’t need a spe­cial com­mis­sion to tell them their … read more »

A troubling transit trend line

STATE OFFICIALS ARE seeking to expand com­muter rail and extend the Green Line even as rid­er­ship fig­ures indi­cate sub­ur­ban­ites are slowly aban­doning the existing public transit options avail­able to them. The trou­bling … read more »

Tax breaks on the hot seat

Tax breaks, for years a largely untouch­able enti­tle­ment that Beacon Hill offered to busi­nesses, are finally coming in for some serious scrutiny. The Patrick admin­is­tra­tion told state law­makers this week … read more »

Political repurposing

Two weeks after his inau­gu­ra­tion, Pres­i­dent Obama invited sup­porters of his 2008 cam­paign to the White House to lay out his plan for a Middle Class Task Force. The idea … read more »