A123 becomes latest 'green energy' government-backed start-up failure: Pioneer's Jim Stergios talks to NECN's Peter Howe about car battery company A123's bankruptcy filing and the grants the company received in excess of $250 million from the federal and state government: "The government is not good at picking winners and losers, and it's not working for Massachusetts."
Last week, we released new research estimating the additional expenses associated with the Affordable Care Act's so-called "Cadillac tax." Though targeted at high-cost insurance plans, it turns out the controversial provision will affect well over 50% of workers in Massachusetts, across all income levels. Read the full brief, see our op-ed here and here for a summary, and some press coverage here, here, here, and here.
Read our Boston Herald op-ed calling for the Mass. Board of Education to do what's best for the families in Brockton, put politics aside, and allow the SABIS for-profit charter school management company to open a school there.
Jim Stergios writes, in this Sunday's Eagle Tribune, "It’s gut-check time" in the Lawrence Public Schools. "We should not continue to subsidize schools in which half the students drop out and many go on to engage in behaviors that will require future subsidies." Read it here. Read more of Jim's thoughts on the Lawrence school district in this issue of CommonWealth magazine.
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