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Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 @ 9:55AM

Problems with three types of taxes: “sin taxes,” the “millionaire’s tax,” and taxes on short-term rentals

Problems with three types of taxes: “sin taxes,” the “millionaire’s tax,”and taxes on short-term rentals.   “Sin Taxes” The problem with “sin taxes” is the inability of politicians to understand the principle. Philadelphia passed an incremental “sin tax” of 1.5 cents per ounce on sugary and diet drinks, presumably to…

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 @ 12:15PM

Governor’s opioid working group issues action plan

Governor Charlie Baker, Attorney General Maura Healey, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders held a press conference this morning to present the Opioid Working Group’s recommendations and action plan to deal with the opioid use epidemic that resulted in more than 1,000 heroin overdose deaths in 2014….

Monday, January 26th, 2015 @ 2:34PM

Governor Baker declares weather emergency and issues statewide travel ban

Click the links below to see the emergency declaration and travel ban. Declaration of Emergency 20150126 Travel Ban 20150127

Monday, January 26th, 2015 @ 1:01PM

Regional shelter information for winter storm Juno

Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee Media Release 2015-01-002 January 26, 2015 For Immediate Release Regional shelter opening moved up to 6:30 p.m. Monday BARNSTABLE (MA) January 26, 2015 – The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held a conference call at 10 a.m. Monday to finalize plans for…

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 @ 1:35PM

Minimum wage law will pass today: Here’s why I will vote for it

Argument against a minimum wage I have often argued that the minimum wage tends to repress pay for people at the bottom of the totem pole. I would argue that, in my representative district on Cape Cod, practically no one would be working for $8 an hour if not for…

Monday, March 10th, 2014 @ 12:15PM

Medical marijuana dispensaries will be cash cows

Christine Legere, reporter for the Cape Cod Times, looked into security challenges that an all-cash medical marijuana dispensary will face. She outlines some of the plans that Medical Marijuana of Massachusetts, former congressman Bill Delahunt’s enterprise, has for placing armed guards in each dispensary and making home deliveries in armored trucks……