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The Future of Massachusetts’ Life Science Sector with Joe Boncore

The Future of Massachusetts’ Life Science Sector with Joe Boncore

Anastasia Barnes recently interviewed Joe Boncore, a former Massachusetts state senator and the former CEO of MassBio. Boncore is currently the principal of Commonwealth Counsel, a full-service public affairs consulting firm dedicated to successfully navigating clients through the myriad of pathways of Massachusetts’ political, legislative and regulator environments.

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Healey’s big new housing push includes $4 billion in funding — and controversial tax and zoning changes

Healey’s big new housing push includes $4 billion in funding — and controversial tax and zoning changes

Joe Boncore, a former state senator from Winthrop who chaired the housing committee when the last bond bill was passed, said that the addition of major policies to the bill is certain to make it more controversial, but that the Legislature may be more willing to consider it because of the severity of the housing crisis. Still, he said, it will take considerable negotiation.

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MassBio® State of Possible Conference Honored Governor Deval Patrick with its Innovative Leadership Award

MassBio® State of Possible Conference Honored Governor Deval Patrick with its Innovative Leadership Award

CAMBRIDGE, MA– The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio®) last week held its first in-person annual State of Possible Conference since 2019, bringing industry leaders from the private sector, government, and academia together for thoughtful conversations on the latest developments in the life sciences industry, key insights from the past year, and building a better future for patients around the world.

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MassBio® State of Possible Conference Honored Governor Deval Patrick with its Innovative Leadership Award

Massachusetts Leads Global Life Sciences Industry

The Life Sciences industry is growing rapidly all over the world, especially since the COVID-19 Pandemic started. The state of Massachusetts has been leading the way for the past decade, throughout not only the country, but the world. Massachusetts based Life Science companies raised $4.3 billion in the first two quarters of 2021, compared to $5.8 billion in the whole of 2020. So what is behind this growth? Is there still more room to grow? What can be done to ensure growth continues?

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Sneak peak of this year’s transportation debate

FARE Act would help strengthen our democracy

VOTING RIGHTS IS one of the nation’s most talked-about policies today, and it’s easy to understand why. In response to the hundreds of anti-voting laws that state legislators have introduced across the country, President Biden invoked the sentiments of the late-Congressman John Lewis in a stirring speech that emphasized how sacred the right to vote is. The speech was most clearly aimed at states like Georgia, which recently took steps as drastic as a ban on sharing food and drinks with those waiting in line to vote.

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Sneak peak of this year’s transportation debate

New law restricts cellphone use while driving

Gov. Charlie Baker ushered in a new era of road rules on Monday, signing into law a new ban on practically all forms of handheld cellphone use by drivers.

For well over a decade, some lawmakers have sought to crack down on the use of cellphones by drivers, and Rep. Joseph Wagner of Chicopee, the House assistant majority leader, described Monday’s signing ceremony as a crowning achievement of his career.

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Sneak peak of this year’s transportation debate

Broken transportation system needs new revenue

SINCE JANUARY, the segment of the Massachusetts civic community with an interest in transportation and climate change has been waiting for the report requested by Gov. Charlie Baker of his Commission on the Future of Transportation. Charged with tackling topics that will influence the economy and landscape of the Commonwealth for years to come, the 18-member commission released its finished product last week.

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