A group of environmentalists wants Massachusetts to be the first state to adopt a so-called carbon tax.
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.
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.
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. 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 Scot Lehigh, a columnist for the Boston Globe.
An article in the Boston Globe 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. Those against basing the F35 at the South Burlington National Guard Base are pleased, but supporters say the article lacks credibility.
President Barack Obama was just one of several elected officials who praised the work of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino as he announced this past Thursday that he would not seek re-election after 20 years as the chief executive of Massachusetts’ capitol city.
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.