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  • Baker outlines plan to address homelessness ›

    Boston Globe, November 26, 2014

    Donna Haig Friedman, director of the Center for Social Policy at UMass Boston, says Governor-elect Charlie Baker will have to reverse deep cuts in cash assistance, food assistance, and job training if he wants to keep people out of homelessness.
  • Join Us in Boston for “The Power of Bay Staters 50+: Business and Policy Implications for 2015 ›

    AARP The Magazine, November 24, 2014

    Gerontology Institute Director Len Fishman is one of the panelists for the AARP Massachusetts event "The Longevity Economy: Generating Economic Growth and New Opportunities for Business,” being held on Tuesday, December 16 in Boston.
  • State panel considers rollout of pay hike plan ›

    State House News Service, November 24, 2014

    Article on the upcoming report from a special commission on legislative pay chaired by McCormack Graduate School Dean Ira A. Jackson mentions that the commission may launch a public outreach effort after the report is released on Monday, December 1.
  • Whitman Republican vows to fight state pay raises ›

    Wicked Local - Whitman, November 23, 2014

    McCormack Graduate School of Global and Policy Studies Dean Ira A. Jackson is quoted in this article on Rep. Geoff Diehl's pledge to block raises to constitutional officers and legislative leaders. Jackson is chairing an independent commission examining the compensation of various state officials.
  • Panel mulls pay hikes for governor, other top pols ›

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette, November 23, 2014

    Article on a special commission on legislative pay chaired by McCormack Graduate School of Global and Policy Studies Dean Ira A. Jackson speculates that the commission will recommend a pay raise for the governor and possibly other state offices when it releases its report on December 1.
  • Fitchburg mayor seeks audit of city departments ›

    Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise, November 19, 2014

    Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong has proposed hiring the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management to perform an audit of the city's purchasing, legal, and information technology departments.
  • Domingo Morel: Latinos transform Rhode Island politics ›

    Providence Journal, November 17, 2014

    Domingo Morel, a visiting professor of public policy and public affairs, authored this article on Latino electoral victories in Rhode Island.
  • Building on Newton senior housing study ›

    Wicked Local - Newton, November 14, 2014

    Column on proposals for reasonable-cost independent senior living options mentions UMass Boston's Gerontology Institute's demographic study.
  • Mendon: Town to examine employee compensation ›

    Milford Daily News, November 14, 2014

    The Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management is a candidate to help the town of Mendon conduct a $17,500 study of the job descriptions and classifications of town employees.
  • Grant will fund health impact assessment on Boston’s Living Wage ordinance ›

    Bay State Banner, November 13, 2014

    Françoise Carré, director of the Center for Social Policy at UMass Boston, talks about the center's collaboration with the Boston Public Health Commission on a new study to gauge the effect of the Living Wage Ordinance on the health of lower-income workers.
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