Glass more than half full on New Year’s Day

  If a clean slate is a time for optimism, then Day One of the New Year should be a time to anticipate the coming year with a sense of the glass more than half full.  On the political scene, Governor-elect Charlie Baker seems to be making all the right moves.  His cabinet appointees are a …

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Pay hikes for top state officials no laughing matter

Governor-elect Charlie Baker said in no uncertain terms that "now is not the time to be talking about pay increases on Beacon Hill."  No doubt a majority of the public  agrees with him. The trouble is: There's never a good time to be talking about pay increases for politicians - not even, or perhaps especially …

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