Monthly Archives: October 2011

Martha Coakley's Testimony on School Bullying


At Wednesday’s Education hearing, Attorney General Martha Coakley testified in favor of a bill relative to school bullying.

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Higher Education and unemployment


On Wednesday, Oct. 19, the Joint Committees on Education and Higher Education co-hosted a hearing about how to improve college readiness among Massachusetts students.

I wanted to share some remarks I made at the hearing about the link between higher education and jobs, because I think it underscores how we need to look at improving our economy from several different angles.

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Occupy Boston


What is happening at Occupy Boston? I stopped by for a brief look.

 

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What the supplemental budget bill means for you


On Wednesday, the House passed a $460 million supplemental budget bill, followed by the Senate on Thursday. This spending bill was made possible by a surplus of funds at the end of the 2011 fiscal year.

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A Complete Jobs Agenda


Job creation remains the No. 1 concern of the people of Ashland and people across the state. In difficult economic times, we must do what is tough and smart in order to rebuild and reinforce our economy for now and for the future. We must adopt a complete jobs agenda.

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