by Kerry Healey
Government needs more than its current two gears: inert and glacial. It needs to be nimble enough to actually respond to real national emergencies; not in months, weeks or days, but in hours.
By Sarah Birnbaum
Last month, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a measure that would strip public employees of collective bargaining rights over health care benefits. The move infuriated unions. On Wednesday, Senate leaders unveiled a similar measure, though it gives unions some more room to negotiate.