Paul DeBole

Assistant professor of political science, LaSell College

Stories by Paul DeBole

Eminent domain reform needed in Massachusetts

Eminent domain reform needed in Massachusetts

Power should be limited, particularly at local level

UNDER OUR SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT, there are various powers that are absolute and from which there are no appeal.  One example of such a power would be the president’s pardon or executive clemency power.  A president can, theoretically, pardon anyone for a federal crime for any reason or for no reason.  Another example, a little(...)

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Don’t award third casino license

Don’t award third casino license

Defer decision a year until smoke clears

THE MASSACHUSETTS GAMING COMMISSION (MGC) has already awarded the state’s sole category 2 (slot parlor) license; and, two of the three category 1 (resort-style casino) licenses, with one remaining to be awarded.  However, given the current gaming climate in Massachusetts, should the Commission award the remaining license?  The answer to that question should to be(...)

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