Michael Widmer

Guest Contributor

Stories by Michael Widmer

Mr. Fix-it struggling with culture change

Striking parallels in challenges at MBTA, Registry

Where is Baker’s sense of urgency on the T?

‘Headed in the right direction’ is not enough

Mass. leading way on reining in health care costs

Credit a united effort, avoidance of regulatory overreach

Tolls may be best way to deal with congestion

We can either have free roads or roads that work

Is Baker’s commission another delay tactic?

Need for more transportation revenues hasn’t changed

Lack of public sector experience is troubling

MBTA's new GM has never worked in government before

What’s the rush on Medicaid reform?

Baker’s proposals deserve thorough, careful review

FY18 budget shortfall could be $1b

Nipping and tucking won’t work in coming year

Latest numbers undercut need for health care tax

MassHealth enrollment at same level as 15 months ago

Baker’s claim of soaring Medicaid rolls is faulty

Assumption underlying employer assessment may be wrong

With health assessment, Baker heading down familiar path

Proposed levy has shades of Patrick's ill-considered software tax

Baker’s health care tax is bad policy

It’s also not fair and a misreading of history

Boston property tax hike makes sense

Voters should back community preservation surcharge

The lessons of GE’s move to Boston

We need to both invest and be more competitive

A lesson on tuition for immigrants

Charging illegal immigrants in-state rate is a net plus