Boston Globe http://wamc.org en Group Wants Mass. Carbon Tax On State Ballot http://wamc.org/post/group-wants-mass-carbon-tax-state-ballot <p>A group of environmentalists wants Massachusetts to be the first state to adopt a so-called carbon tax.</p><div><p>The Committee for a Green Economy tells the Boston Globe that it's launching a campaign to get the signatures needed to put the issue on the 2014 ballot.</p><p>The tax would impose new levies on gasoline and other fossils fuels, based on how much carbon dioxide they produce when burned. The aim is to fight climate change by reducing the use of fossil fuels. The committee says the tax could generate $2.5 billion in revenue annually.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:38:21 +0000 Jaired Crofut 67704 at http://wamc.org Group Wants Mass. Carbon Tax On State Ballot Scot Lehigh, The Boston Globe - Voter Apathy And The U.S. Senate Speical Election Primary http://wamc.org/post/scot-lehigh-boston-globe-voter-apathy-and-us-senate-speical-election-primary <p>Voters in Massachusetts are going to the polls on Tuesday for a primary to select candidates for the upcoming special election to replace Senator John Kerry.&nbsp; Kerry, of course went on the replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State earlier this year. For a preview on what to expect on primary day WAMC's Bob Barrett spoke with <a href="http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/scot_lehigh/scot_lehigh_biography/">Scot Lehigh</a>, a columnist for the Boston Globe.</p> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 16:10:00 +0000 Bob Barrett 63294 at http://wamc.org Scot Lehigh, The Boston Globe - Voter Apathy And The U.S. Senate Speical Election Primary Boston Globe Questions Leahy Influence Over F-35 http://wamc.org/post/boston-globe-questions-leahy-influence-over-f-35 <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>An article in the <em>Boston Globe</em> this weekend implied that Vermont’s senior U.S. Senator used his influence to manipulate the base selection process for the Air Force’s new fighter jet.&nbsp; Those against basing the F35 at the South Burlington National Guard Base are pleased, but supporters say the article lacks credibility. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 62363 at http://wamc.org Boston Globe Questions Leahy Influence Over F-35 3 GOP US Senate hopefuls squaring off in debate http://wamc.org/post/3-gop-us-senate-hopefuls-squaring-debate <p>The three Republican candidates for U.S. Senate are preparing to square off in a televised debate.</p><div><p>Michael Sullivan, Gabriel Gomez and Daniel Winslow are expected to participate in the debate sponsored by WBZ-TV and the Boston Globe. The debate is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.</p><p>The three are competing in the April 30 primary.</p><p>Whoever attracts the most votes will face the winner of the Democratic primary pitting Congressmen Edward Markey and Stephen Lynch against each other.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 10:04:39 +0000 Jaired Crofut 61869 at http://wamc.org 3 GOP US Senate hopefuls squaring off in debate Boston Globe's Michael Levenson - The life and political legacy of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino http://wamc.org/post/boston-globes-michael-levenson-life-and-political-legacy-boston-mayor-thomas-menino <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Barack Obama was just one of several elected officials who&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/03/28/statement-president-mayor-thomas-m-menino">praised the work of Boston Mayor Thomas&nbsp;</a></span><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/03/28/statement-president-mayor-thomas-m-menino" style="line-height: 1.5;">Menino</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;as he announced this past Thursday that he would not seek re-election after 20 years as the chief executive of Massachusetts’ capitol city.&nbsp;</sp Sun, 31 Mar 2013 16:13:07 +0000 61109 at http://wamc.org Boston Globe's Michael Levenson - The life and political legacy of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino Boston Globe's Matt Viser on possible RNC push to end Iowa caucus http://wamc.org/post/boston-globes-matt-viser-possible-rnc-push-end-iowa-caucus <p>Could the 2016 primary calendar finally put an end to the often laborious Iowa Caucus process? WAMC’s Ian Pickus spoke with Boston Globe reporter Matt Viser to try to find out.</p> Sat, 23 Mar 2013 16:22:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 60288 at http://wamc.org Boston Globe's Matt Viser on possible RNC push to end Iowa caucus Boston Globe politics editor surveys crowded Senate field http://wamc.org/post/boston-globe-politics-editor-surveys-crowded-senate-field <p>All of a sudden, the field of candidates who want to replace John Kerry as Massachusetts Senator is a crowded one. WAMC’s Ian Pickus spoke with Boston Globe political editor Cynthia Needham about the state of race.<br>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 02 Mar 2013 17:18:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 58922 at http://wamc.org New York Times Co. Puts Boston Globe Up For Sale http://wamc.org/post/new-york-times-co-puts-boston-globe-sale <p>The New&nbsp; York Times&nbsp; is putting its New England holdings, including the Boston Globe up for sale.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 22:51:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 58222 at http://wamc.org New York Times Co. Puts Boston Globe Up For Sale