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Week In Review: Patrick On Taxes, Carmen Ortiz, Gun Control

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick delivers his State of the State address in the House Chambers at the Statehouse in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick delivers his State of the State address in the House Chambers at the Statehouse in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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?

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  • 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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  • http://text.donschaefer.net allfive

    One major silence in both Gov. Patrick’s proposals and the Radio Boston discussion is that a modest increase in the capital gains tax would solve a lot of our budget deficit problems. This is the real damage and suffering caused by the anti-tax forces.

    If the monied interests behind that effort contributed more to our state coffers of the significant gains they received during both the boom and lean years, we’d be much better off.

  • Beerjb

    One of the last items during Friday’s broadcast was a call-in from a mother who described the behavior of the  girls in the carpool she drive for her daughter and her friends…years ago the girls told stories and interacted, in the current carpool, the girls do not interact but rather spend their car time on their various portable devices.  It was a ironic that your closing point was to ask listeners to contact Radio Boston on Facebook….so it goes. 

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