Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Choice for 2016

Election Day is finally upon us (or almost upon us), and we get to make our choice for President, for the House of Representatives, and depending on where you vote (and if one is up for re-election), for United States … Continue reading

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Ballot Question #4 in Massachusetts

Question #4 would legalize recreational marijuana in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In particular, it would permit the possession, use, distribution, and cultivation of marijuana in limited amounts by persons’ age 21 and older and would remove criminal penalties for such … Continue reading

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Ballot Question #3 in Massachusetts

Question #3 on the 2016 Massachusetts ballot is the one related to farm animal confinement. In particular, the question would prohibit any farm owner or operator from knowingly confining any breeding pig, calf raised for veal, or egg-laying hen in … Continue reading

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Ballot Question #2 in Massachusetts

I confess to having some mixed feelings about Question #2. There seem to be good people on both sides of the issue, and one can make reasonable arguments both before and against the ballot measure. On the “for” side we … Continue reading

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Ballot Question #1 in Massachusetts

The first of the Commonwealth’s four ballot questions for 2016 would allow the opening of another slots parlor at Suffolk Downs. In particular, the initiative would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 (slots) license to … Continue reading

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