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Juliette Kayyem closes off gubernatorial debates at Rappaport Center

(Photo courtesy of Suffolk University)

Sam Humphrey

March 27, 2014

“I believe government can do good ... but it can always do better too,” said Juliette Kayyem, a Democrat and the final candidate in the 2014 race for Massachusetts Governor to speak at the Rappaport Center’s roundtable series. Kayyem has had a long career, notably as a homeland security expert...

Charlie Baker for Governor

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Sam Humphrey

March 26, 2014

Over the past few months, I have covered the Rappaport Center’s Governor roundtable series and watched six of the nine candidates introduce themselves and outline their principles. The only one who truly impressed me was Republican Charlie Baker, who unfortunately lost to Deval Patrick four years...

Obama, Patrick focus on education and economic policy

(Photo by Flickr user the office of Governor Deval Patrick)

Sam Humphrey

January 29, 2014

By Thalia Yunen and Sam Humphrey President Barack Obama gave his 2014 State of the Union Address in the Chamber of the House of Representatives to speak about his plans for the rest of his term in office. Governor Deval Patrick also gave his State of the Commonwealth address on Tuesday, due to threat...

Gubernatorial hopefuls share ideas at Rappaport Center

Photo courtesy of Suffolk University

Sam Humphrey

January 23, 2014

Suffolk Law School’s Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service will host nine candidates for Massachusetts’ 2014 election for governor to replace Deval Patrick. The events are set up in roundtable style where candidates introduce themselves and their agendas, but spend the majority of the event r...

A progressive response to the Governor’s tax proposal

Megan Dutra

January 23, 2013

Last Wednesday, Jan. 15, Governor Deval Patrick delivered his seventh state address with an ambitious proposal to raise income tax rates by 1 percent and reduce the sales tax rate by 2 percent in order to compete with surrounding states. This would raise the income tax from the current 5.25 percent to...

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