A largely easygoing, policy-focused forum between incumbent Pat Jehlen and the challenger for her state Senate seat, Leland Cheung, became a spirited debate when the issue of charter schools was raised – bringing the only direct back-and-forth of the event.
If lawmakers don’t block a bid by Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration to shrink the program, some lower-income patients and the hospitals that serve them – including Cambridge Health Alliance – could face heavier financial burdens.
A statewide effort for more charter schools was opposed Tuesday by the School Committee in a 5-2 vote, an item brought up after being tabled from the previous meeting – as were policies on standardized tests ending this week and sexual harassment at school.
It’s no secret city councillor Leland Cheung is ambitious – he came to the council in 2009 while pursuing dual degrees at Harvard and MIT. Now former venture capitalist Cheung is running for the state Senate seat representing Massachusetts’ 2nd Middlesex District.
State Sen. Pat Jehlen announced Tuesday that she has certified enough signatures to appear on the 2016 ballot in Massachusetts, making her reelection bid official.
A coalition of legislators, advocates for poor people and immigrants, and hospitals, including Cambridge Health Alliance, is trying to block an initiative affecting thousands of low- and moderate-income patients, disqualifying some and limiting benefits for others.
There is a fiscal crisis looming over Massachusetts’ state prisons and county jails. The inmate population is aging, and the cost of providing health care to older inmates, particularly those who are suffering from terminal ailments, is beginning to strain budgets.
Restless city councillor Leland Cheung has made it official: He’s running for state Senate, vying for the Second Middlesex District held by Pat Jehlen since 2005. The district includes Somerville and Medford and parts of Cambridge and Winchester.
A candidates forum for the for the First Suffolk and Middlesex state Senate special election is planned for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Boston. The district includes parts of Cambridge.
The Massachusetts Teachers Association announced its endorsement Monday of Lydia Edwards for the state Senate seat representing the First Suffolk and Middlesex District.