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Candidates say yes to rent control
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Candidates say yes to rent control
While candidates have expressed divergent views on many of the issues presented, one area where there appears to be substantial agreement is rent control.
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Legislature passes on education funding reforms
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Legislature passes on education funding reforms
Massachusetts Legislators ended their session last week without resolution on education funding reform, leaving on the table questions about how the state’s low-resource districts will be funded and what powers the state will have to intervene in schools and districts deemed underperforming.
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Coalition endorses council candidates
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Coalition endorses council candidates
The coalition’s questionnaire included 11 questions on housing, four on environmental justice, six on economic justice and others gauging candidates’ positions on issues including the city’s BuildBPS school building plans, the re-establishment of an elected school committee and the Boston Police Department’s collaboration with federal immigration officials.
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Legislature boosts education funding
Massachusetts state legislators passed a budget Monday with a substantial increase in education funding that will boost aid to districts with high concentrations of low-income students, including Boston.
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Opinion
Forget the presidency, go for the Senate
Democrats need to get some candidates in place who can make a real run at Senate seats in several key states.
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A confusing political attack
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Editorial
A confusing political attack
Kamala Harris criticized Joe Biden for his past opposition to busing although his position on the issue differs little from hers.
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Teachers press for ed. funding
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Teachers press for ed. funding
Lawmakers on the Education Committee have for weeks been working to iron out a compromise between differing visions of education funding reform. On one side are legislators who support Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz’s Promise Act, which would raise funding by $1 billion. On the other are legislators who are demanding enhanced accountability measures be included with an increase in funding.
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Councilors approve budget, with objections
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Councilors approve budget, with objections
The Boston City Council passed Mayor Martin Walsh’s $3.49 billion budget last week, with 10 members voting in favor of the $1.1 billion Boston Public Schools portion of the budget and councilors Andrea Campbell, Lydia Edwards and Michelle Wu voting against it.
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Pressley puts focus on women’s rights
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Pressley puts focus on women’s rights
Currently, U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley is working on legislation regarding reproductive health care for women and increasing access to health care services for women at all income levels.
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Legislature advances Fair Share Amendment
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Legislature advances Fair Share Amendment
The Massachusetts Legislature last week advanced a constitutional amendment that would create an additional tax on annual income above $1 million in order to create revenue for public education and transportation funding.
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A push for political gains at Amplify conference
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A push for political gains at Amplify conference
Speaking before several hundred activists gathered for the Amplify Latinx conference at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute Saturday, U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley spoke about a transformation of politics at the national level.
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District 5 candidates gather for West Roxbury forum
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District 5 candidates gather for West Roxbury forum
In a prelude to what promises to be a hard-fought eight-way race for the District 5 City Council seat, four candidates squared off during a recent forum sponsored by the West Roxbury/Roslindale Progressives group.
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