Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

Below is an op-ed I co-authored with Senator Pat Jehlen on why Massachusetts should release terminally ill inmates from incarceration to a supervised community setting in cases where a judge has determined that an inmate is permanently incapacitated and no longer poses a public safety concern. Sen. Jehlen and I filed legislation in the Senate […]

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Earlier this week, I testified in support of H.1026, An Act establishing Medicare for all in Massachusetts, which was heard before the Joint Committee on Health Care Finance. I wanted to share with you my testimony on why I think a single payer model should be the next step in health care reform in Massachusetts […]

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Two zoning petitions are currently before the City Council that will dramatically increase the development potential in Kendall Square and East Cambridge. The first is best known as the Volpe Rezoning and the second is a petition by the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority (CRA) to increase the square footage of the MXD district by approximately 1 […]

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Governor Baker has proposed doubling the earned income tax credit (EITC), an essential benefit that provides a boost to the incomes of low-income workers across Massachusetts. While the Governor should be lauded for his commitment to increasing the EITC, he has proposed tying this increase to the elimination of the Massachusetts film tax credit. The […]

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The Cambridge City Council recently voted to go on record opposing the hosting of the 2024 Olympic Games in Boston. After the vote, I wrote the following op-ed to help explain my opposition.┬áIt appeared in the Cambridge Chronicle and Cambridge Day last week. -Tim I have just one question for Boston 2024, the private group […]

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