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Panelists spoke about Massachusetts House Bill 561, which would create a program to analyze ballot initiatives that would be modeled on the Citizens' Initiative Review currently in place in Oregon.
If implemented, the tax would generate approximately $5 billion of revenue, according to the study published this month by the Nexus Research and Policy Center.
While there is a need to protect the right of the press, the former state attorney general argued, media coverage can influence the actions of both juries and attorneys.
Since his days as an undergraduate at Harvard, Eric P. Lesser ’07 has worked on the Obama presidential campaign and at the White House, securing a spot in the State Senate last month.
On Tuesday, former Kirkland House tutor Eric P. Lesser ’07 secured the Massachusetts State Senate seat for the First Hampden and Hampshire District.
Maura T. Healey '92 won the race for Massachusetts Attorney General Tuesday night, becoming the first openly gay person to be elected attorney general in the United States.
Charles D. Baker '79 celebrates after narrowly winning the Massachusetts gubernatorial election early Wednesday morning. The race fluctuated between the two candidates throughout the night, at one point with vote differences in the mere hundreds.
Democrats and Republicans attended the IOP's election watch party on Tuesday night and watched as the GOP regained a majority in the U.S. Senate.
Baker's supporters cheer him on as the results began to come in. Baker maintained a lead for almost the majority of the time.
Karyn Polito, winner of the Lieutenant Governor Massachusetts position, greets the crowd shortly after Charlie D. Baker '79 was announced as the gubernatorial winner.
Although ultimately victorious, Baker did not seize the win easily. His lead momentarily slipped Tuesday night much to the despair of his supporters at the watch party in Seaport Hotel.