The 48 Oceanside Dr. home has emerged as a symbol of controversial federal policies that financially support the rebuilding of homes on the sea’s edge with tax dollars, no matter how vulnerable they are to climate change’s rising seas and more severe storms. The grant adds to the close to $1 million the home has received for flood damage in the past four decades through insurance payouts and grants, funded in part with taxpayer dollars.
The New England Center for Investigative Reporting took home a prize in the competitive health-care category from the Society of American Business Writers and Editors, the Society announced at their spring conference in Chicago on April 25.
Unleashed by the April US Supreme Court decision striking down a cap on individual donations to federal candidates, 29 heavyweight Massachusetts donors have blown past previous limits during this election cycle, federal records show.
Power Players: Massachusetts corporate titans bankroll key races as restraints vanish on political spending
Unleashed by a 2010 Supreme Court ruling, top corporate power players in Massachusetts are pumping millions into an array of campaign coffers and freewheeling political committees as control of the White House and a coveted Bay State Senate seat hangs in the balance, a review of contribution records show.
An out-of-state billionaire and deep-pocketed interest groups have hijacked the ballot measure process in Massachusetts, stacking the odds against the kind of grassroots political activism it was intended to empower.