Automation and Inequality

Tom Friedman’s January 29th New York Times column reinforces the argument I made in my series on inequality.  Automation is increasing inequality by eliminating middle-skill jobs.  It also reinforces the thought that we need to retool our education system to encourage more initiative and project creativity — it isn’t enough to be able to pass tests.  […]

Key animal protection bills this session

I have recently received a number of emails in the form below urging supporting of key animal protection bills. I feel strongly about animal protection issues and I am already a cosponsor of all these bills! ——————– I am writing to ask that you co-sponsor these key animal protection bills this session: Farm Animal Confinement […]

A Conversation on Gun Safety

Join in a conversation on gun safety taking place on Thursday, February 7, 6:45-8:45pm at the Watertown Library in the Watertown Savings Bank Meeting room. Speakers will include Watertown Police Chief Edward Deveau, State Representative Jon Hecht, and Senator Brownsberger. The conversation will address such questions as: How can we make our town, state, and […]

Citizens’ Legislative Seminar Application Deadline Friday, February 1

Senator Brownsberger invites residents in the Second Suffolk and Middlesex District to apply to attend the 70th Citizens’ Legislative Seminar (CLS) to be held this spring on Tuesday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the State House. Each senator may nominate one constituent to participate, with acceptance on a first come, first […]