Key budget leaders in the Massachusetts House have said no new “broad-based” taxes are needed for the next state budget, even though tax revenues for the current fiscal year keep coming up short.
The Short List: The Irony Of Tragic Fires, Privacy On The Pike, High Schoolers Love Sleep
NEPR'S WEEK IN REVIEW
Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
Plenty Of Strategies – And Little Funding – To Address Refugee Students’ Needs
In his revised executive order, President Trump has cut the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. by more than half. But since the fall of last year, nearly 1800 refugees have already re-settled in New England, and more than a third of them are children and teens.
Young Man Walks Across America to Listen, Reflect, Understand
Five years ago, at 23, Andrew Forsthoefel decided to walk 4,000 miles across America with a handmade sign that said “Walking to Listen.” Along the way, he recorded dozens of stories from the people he met. Now the Northampton-based writer and public speaker has a new book about his journey.
The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill
This week, a state commission in Massachusetts will meet to set the official health care cost benchmark.
Small Town Comes Together After House Fire Kills Mother And Four Children
The exact cause of a Saturday morning fire in Warwick, Mass., that nearly wiped out an entire family is not yet confirmed. On Sunday, residents turned out to mourn the loss of a mother who was active in town activities, and her four children.