On November 29, The Boston Globe ran the first of a five-part series of editorials advocating for the state’s Gateway Cities. The series argues for state policy changes to better support older, mid-sized cities from Lawrence to Pittsfield. The editorials refer to MassINC’s ongoing advocacy for these communities beginning with the major research report, “Reconnecting
CommonWealth magazine once again won top spots within several categories in this year’s Capitolbeat Awards, a contest for reporting on state and local government. A joint investigation by CommonWealth and Fox 25 on how Boston public employees are taking advantage of an affordable housing benefit earned the number one spot in the large market television
Watch the video clips here BOSTON—Over 100 people gathered for a standing-room-only event at Suffolk University Law School Friday morning to talk about the 2010 statewide elections. MassINC Polling Group president Steven Koczela joined Boston Globe columnist Scot Lehigh and NECN reporter Alison King to discuss the campaigns, the issues, and the voter
Since opening its doors in August, the MassINC Polling Group (MPG) has quickly gained a statewide and national audience for its unique brand of independent, issue-oriented polling work. Steve Koczela, President of MPG, sees this strong entrance into the opinion research marketplace as an encouraging sign for the start-up subsidiary of MassINC. On
Charlie Baker only won by 14 points among unenrolled voters, and lost the female vote by a resounding 24 points, according to a special post-election voter survey taken Wednesday, November 3rd, by the MassINC Polling Group. Baker’s margin among unenrolled voters was well short of what was needed to overcome Democrat’s statewide advantage in party registration.
The MassINC Associate Board hosted a forum on Wednesday for young politicians to come together and discuss their successes and struggles before an audience of about 90 people at Ned Devine’s Irish Pub in Boston. The forum was designed to connect geographically diverse young leaders for the purpose of engaging a larger audience in the
Only 20% of Massachusetts residents believe the next generation will be better off financially than the current one, according to a poll released today by The MassINC Polling Group. The poll also showed that, among those pessimistic about the next generation’s prospects, gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker leads 47-29, while Governor Patrick leads 53-20 among these
CommonWealth magazine announced today it is embarking on an experiment in online direct democracy to capture voter attitudes during a pivotal election year. The experiment will focus on Milford, Massachusetts, and will involve a website where citizens can go to discuss the issues affecting their town. Milford residents, politicians and media can propose issues for discussion,
MassINC hosted the first gubernatorial debate of the 2010 election season on Monday, August 16th. The debate focused on the controversial Cape Wind project, and drew reports and analysis from media from across the Commonwealth. Click here for a roundup of the coverage. You can also watch the debate in full by clicking here.