"No news is good news with DCF," says WGBH News reporter Mike Deehan of Baker's first State of the Commonwealth. Much ado has been made of Baker's commitment to the agency, and it's not unfounded. "In year one, just the fact that he is tackling this issue gives him a lot of credit," says the Boston Globe's David David Scharfenberg.
Our panel of reporters tackles the State of the Commonwealth and State of the City issues that flew mostly under the radar. They covered everything from Walsh's moved to tackle income inequality through changes to the minimum wage and possible tax breaks for landlords, to the GE helipad, and the incredible reliance the Bay State has on undocumented workers, and community building and activism at Boston Latin.
David Sharfenberg is a policy and politics reporter for The Boston Globe. Follow him here.
Marcela Garcia is a bilingual journalist and an Editorial Writer for the Boston Globe editorial and op-ed pages. Follow her here.
Mike Deehan, State House Reporter for WGBH News. Follow him here.