Week In Review: Patrick On Taxes, Carmen Ortiz, Gun Control
Governor Deval Patrick offered a sweeping plan to raise income taxes, cut the sales tax and boost state spending on education, transportation and infrastructure by almost two billion dollars.
A month after the deadly shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary school, President Obama challenges Congress to ban assault weapons and expand background checks, among other measures to reduce gun violence.
And big questions this week for U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz about the prosecution of Aaron Swartz, the internet-activist who killed himself one week ago. Did the government prosecutors over-reach?
- Peter Canellos, Editorial Page Editor for The Boston Globe.
- John Carroll, communications professor at Boston University and the blogger behind campaignoutsider.com and itsgoodtoliveinatwodailytown.com.
- David Boeri, WBUR senior reporter.
- WBUR Transcript: U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz Defends Handling Of Swartz Case
- Boston Globe Lt. Gov. Tim Murray tells supporters he will not run for governor in 2014
- Boston Herald State Street posts higher profit, cuts 630 jobs
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