Lawmakers give millionaires’ tax overwhelming endorsement

The Boston Globe

If a “millionaires’ tax” is approved by Mass. voters in 2018, on the next dollar you earn after your first million in annual income, you’ll pay approximately nine pennies rather than approximately five. Adds up to an income tax that’s progressive but still reasonable.

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Keep kids out of detention

The Boston Globe

A budget priority of mine: The detention diversion program run by the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps is an initiative to prevent young people from re-entering the juvenile justice system. Its community-based support includes 24/7 case management — coordination with probation staff, face-to-face communication and curfew checks and weekly family check-ins.


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Seth Moulton opened his home, heart to a refugee

The Boston Globe

Congressman Moulton injects some much-needed perspective into the conversation about refugees: As Americans, we don’t turn our backs on those in need.  We lend a helping hand.


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The carbon tax, an idea with appeal

The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe’s Scot Lehigh writes, “Although carbon dioxide emissions are the primary contributor to manmade global warming, the price of carbon-based energy doesn’t reflect the environmental harm it causes.”  His favored solution: “put a price on carbon.”  My bill, S.1747, would do just that.  I want us to lead the way on an approach that other states — and eventually the entire country — can adopt.


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Innovation Sputters in Battle Against Climate Change

The New York Times

Reports the New York Times, “In the race to develop technologies to slow climate change, the world is off track.” Which means it’s high time to put a price on carbon, as my legislation will do for Massachusetts.


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