BOSTON -- Leaders from the addiction community and on both sides of the aisle are heralding Governor Baker's new legislation to combat the opioid crisis. The leader of a major addiction-treatment facility says, "the breadth of the proposal is stunning." And a former "drug czar" in the Obama Administration says of the proposal "again positions Massachusetts as a significant leader" in battling the addiction crisis.Continue readingBOSTON -- After admitting on the campaign trail he didn't really want to do the job he was asking for, Rep. Paul Heroux is beginning his tenure with unfavorable comparisons to former Lawrence mayor William Lantigua. Like Lantigua, Heroux is turning his back on his city's taxpayers by refusing to give up his seat in the Legislature - all to advance his partisan political interests.Continue reading
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