Christian Weller, professor of public policy and public affairs in the McCormack Graduate School, says raising the cap on payroll taxes "really would put Social Security on a more even footing." Taxpayers do not pay Social Security taxes on earnings above $118,500.
Allen Gontz, associate professor in the School for the Environment, talks about how beach erosion from last winter's brutal storms is contributing to the formation of dangerous riptides in New England.
Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science Erin O'Brien says contributions to state lawmakers in non-election years are more about winning support on key issues than helping them get re-elected.
Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs Christian Weller says the most damaging ideas Republican presidential candidates have offered up are to raise the retirement age and raise the early retirement age.
UMass Boston's Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management worked with Easton's Special Act Charter Study Committee on its review of a recommendation to eliminate open town meeting. The committee has handed its report over to selectmen.
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Molly Lutcavage, a research professor in the School for the Environment and director of the Large Pelagics Research Center, says she hopes oceanographers won’t overlook the tiny arthropods covering debris believed to belong to the lost Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Starting next fall, Wareham High School will bring in UMass Boston professors from different fields to teach international baccalaureate classes in order to raise the academic rigor. Wareham students will then be able to go right into their sophomore year of college.