Lane Courtesy Around The Globe The prominence of lane courtesy (slower traffic keep right) as standard driving practice varies greatly from place to place. European drivers are generally acknowledged as the most conscientious practitioners, exemplified by those who travel Germany’s autobahn where lane courtesy is strictly adhered to and accident rates are remarkably low, despite […]
Recently, many colleagues and constituents whom I greatly respect have urged me to vote Yes on a Senate resolution urging Congress to change the First Amendment. After a lot of reflection, I can’t support that.
Recent land development disputes in Western Massachusetts have triggered calls for revisions in Massachusetts Endangered Species Act. I oppose these revisions. The species protection process appears to be well run and to pose little impediment to development.
The final component of MBTA funding for Fiscal 2013 is now almost settled.
The writings of Wendy Kaminer shed a very important perspective on the Citizens United Case.
With regard to tax expenditures, I think it is important that the legislature review and reconsider the many tax expenditures it has imposed on local governments. Millions of local tax dollars are lost as a result of the huge local property tax breaks private golf courses and public utilities receive. For example, the Oakley Country […]