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OPINION | Barry Richard: Make Lawmakers Accountable For Min. Wage Hike

Lawmakers who refuse to vote on the tough issues are cowards and should be replaced.

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OPINION | Barry Richard: MA House Spends Hundreds of Millions as Revenues Fail to Meet Projections

The Massachusetts Legislature is once again on a wild spending spree with your credit card.

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Photo by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images

OPINION | Barry Richard: Playing Politics with Opioid Crisis

Massachusetts currently has a five year minimum sentence for people who kill while driving while under the influence. A five year minimum for someone providing a fatal dose of opioids just might serve as a deterrent.

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OPINION | Barry Richard: Baker’s Attempt To Save Sales Free Tax Weekend Is Doomed

Any last minute hope of reviving a sales tax free weekend this year has apparently fizzled.  Governor Charlie Baker proposed legislation this week to waive the state's 6...

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OPINION|Thomas: Lower The Sales Tax [Poll]

It's been an extreme burden on consumers and retailers since 2009. That's when the Massachusetts Legislature forced their will on us, again...

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13 Years After First WTC Bombing, Only Ground Zero Remains
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OPINION | Barry Richard: Proud Democrat? Really?

Less than 100 yards into my four mile Sunday morning walk I passed an SUV with a window sticker that boasted, "PROUD DEMOCRAT."  Really...

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OPINION | Barry Richard: MA Lawmakers Appear Ready To Overturn Ballot Law On English-Immersion

On election night 2002 New Bedford State Rep. Tony Cabral vowed to me on WBSM that he would work to reverse the results of a ballot question mandating that with limited exceptions "all public school children must be taught English by being taught all subjects in English and being placed in English language classrooms...

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

OPINION | Barry Richard: Give MA Taxpayers a Sales Tax Free Weekend

For a second consecutive year Massachusetts lawmakers may deny consumers a chance to shop without paying the state's 6.25 percent sales tax.

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[RICHARD] Time To Ban Hand Held Cells While Driving

We live in a time of distractions.  Distractions are all around us.  Always.  Often times those distractions are dangerous.  Case in point, cellphones and other electronic devises in the hands of people who are operating motor vehicles...

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Online Fantasy Sports Sites, FanDuel And DraftKings, Under Scrutiny Of Government
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[RICHARD] DraftKings & FanDuel Could Face New MA Taxes And Regs

Massachusetts players of fantasy sports betting companies FanDuel and DraftKings could be impacted by new taxes and regulations.

The Special Commission On Online Gaming, Fantasy Sports Gaming and Daily Fantasy Sports has until the end of July to make recommendations about regulations and taxation for the phenomenally successful gaming industry...

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