There is too much money in politics, and I've been very clear on my blog for the need to reform campaign finance laws—on all sides.
But, in Marlborough and across Middlesex and Worcester: Local Aid is cut; property taxes are up; home values are down. Massachusetts road, bridge and MBTA projects take seven to 10 years to build. And, the commercial vacancy rate along I-495 exceeds 50 percent.
Unfunded mandates and the unfair Chapter 70 funding formula still negatively affect our schools.
Yet, As a State Senator, Jamie Eldridge makes as his number 1 policy initiative to (somehow) overturn a U.S. Supreme Court decision on super-pacs, while his Massachusetts tax, regulatory and Canadian health care plans would bleed this Commonwealth dry and eliminate jobs.
It's time to put education and the economy first, not a failed, narrow policy agenda targeted exclusively to the special interests.
2012 Candidate for MA State Senate