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The Codcast: Outsourcing works at other transit agencies

This week’s Codcast suggests Massachusetts has a lot of work to do when it comes to farming out government work to private contractors. The Legislature granted the MBTA a three-year exemption from the so-called Pacheco Law, which governs how public agencies can contract out work to private companies. But every time the T has tried(...)

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Radio sensitivity

Radio, like all aspects of the media not created or controlled by the internet, is feeling the pressure to show results. Nowhere is that more apparent than talk radio and it appears the pressure is getting to folks. Most prominently are the boys at the toy store known as WEEI. To call WEEI sports talk(...)

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The race to get pot regs

One of the key components in legalizing marijuana for those who backed the referendum was to ensure equitable access to the market by disadvantaged communities, especially communities of color who have long been shown to be disproportionately impacted by the criminal justice system for drug-related crimes. When the Legislature passed its fix to the law last(...)

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