Category: Government Affairs

Posted by Katrina Gaddis

Learning from our neighbors: analyzing legislative solutions to craft local policy

September 10, 2019 In Government Affairs Leave a comment

Since the first week in January, the Massachusetts legislature has tackled local sustainability investments, children’s health and wellness, hands-free driving, in addition to filing, debating and passing a $43 billion

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Posted by Jillian Youngblood

NIMBY or YIMBY – Part 2

June 17, 2019 In Government Affairs, Real Estate Leave a comment

In New York, every affordable housing fight in recent memory has followed roughly the same script. One side wants to increase the inventory of affordable housing units across the city

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Posted by Jillian Youngblood

NIMBY or YIMBY? – Part 1

June 12, 2019 In Government Affairs, Real Estate Leave a comment

NIMBY or YIMBY? That was the question at a panel on affordable housing hosted by Urban Land Institute New York last week. In New York City, this question is unavoidable.

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Posted by Solomon McCown Staff

COORDINATING YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE: LESSONS FROM THE WING

December 10, 2018 In Government Affairs Leave a comment

2018 was dubbed the “Year of the Woman” even before the beginning of the Time’s Up movement, the groundbreaking testimony of Dr. Blasey-Ford, and the record number of women elected

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Posted by Molly McGlynn

2018 Massachusetts Primaries: Who Won and Why it Matters

September 13, 2018 In Government Affairs Leave a comment

On September 4, an unusually high number of Massachusetts voters took to the polls to vote in the state’s primary elections. One reason for such a strong turnout? There were

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Posted by Katrina Gaddis

Mayor Walsh’s take on Rising Tides and Public Space in Seaport

September 21, 2017 In Government Affairs Leave a comment

On Wednesday morning, joined by City officials and hundreds of politically engaged business leaders, Mayor Walsh announced a proposal for a new string of parks along Fort Point Channel at

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Posted by Kathryn Alexander

Massachusetts Takes Action on Health Care Policy

April 28, 2017 In Government Affairs, Healthcare Leave a comment

Since President Donald Trump’s January 20th inauguration, the strengths and weaknesses of our healthcare system have taken center stage in both the federal and state political narrative. This week, Massachusetts

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Posted by Kathryn Alexander

The Fab 4

March 2, 2017 In Government Affairs Leave a comment

An abuse survivor A mother A business owner A teacher Listening to the four females of the Boston City Council at this Tuesday’s Boston Chamber Women’s breakfast was a moment

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Posted by T.J. Winick

The Trump School of Communications

January 20, 2017 In Government Affairs Leave a comment

“FDR had radio, Bill Clinton had cable television and Donald Trump has Twitter,” quipped former New Hampshire Governor and White House Chief of Staff John Sununu. Sununu was one of

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Posted by Kathryn Alexander

Legislative Victory in Massachusetts for Brewers and Nonprofits

January 18, 2017 In Government Affairs Leave a comment

Last week, Massachusetts Governor Baker signed House Bill 248 into law. We here at Solomon McCown think it’s pretty cool. House Bill 248 originated in the Massachusetts House of Representatives

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