George Bachrach

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Stories by George Bachrach

Baker’s unkept promise

Baker’s unkept promise

The then-candidate pledged to bring environmental spending to 1 percent

IN THE SUMMER of 2014, then-candidate Charlie Baker made a pledge to the environmental community.  He walked into a large hall at Suffolk University Law School, filled with hundreds of voters interested in his position on the issues.  The audience shared one simple interest, adequate state funding for state agencies charged with environmental protection.  While(...)

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Baby boomers need to let go

Baby boomers need to let go

We’re stifling the next generation; term limits are necessary

ALMOST A DECADE AGO, a small group of civic leaders in business, government, labor, and academia decided to organize an intimate retreat, a mini Aspen or Renaissance weekend, called the Commonwealth Summit.  It had one objective, to think BIG.  We believed Massachusetts had much to offer the nation, but we needed to get out of(...)

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Energy ‘combo platter’ doesn’t need new greenfield pipelines

Energy ‘combo platter’ doesn’t need new greenfield pipelines

A diversified portfolio should be our goal

WE HAVE HAD TWO STRONG WINTER SEASONS in a row with high energy costs.  Some have said we lack infrastructure capacity, resulting in a classic supply and demand dynamic that drives costs. This economic yin and yang can be resolved as part of a longer-term plan by increasing a broad range of energy sources and(...)

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