Mass Politics Profs: Local Elections Teem With Candidates, Baker's Billions Of Stimulus Bucks, And Hope For A Boston Bullet Train
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State lawmakers blocked Gov. Charlie Baker’s attempt to dole out billions in stimulus funds immediately, insisting the spending priorities should be determined jointly with legislative and community input. Sixteen candidates are eyeing one of four at-large seats for the Boston City Council — that's four candidates for each seat. And, state legislators are lobbying for a specific addition to the president's infrastructure bill: a high-speed bullet train from Boston to New York.
We’re spending the full hour with the Massachusetts Politics Profs.
Erin O’Brien, associate professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Boston
Jerold Duquette, associate professor of political science at Central Connecticut State University
Luis Jiménez, assistant professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Boston