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In 2008, Massachusetts passed the “Life Sciences Bill" to spend a billion dollars over 10 years on life sciences. While others argued that we would never consider such a commitment in good times, I believed that we can’t afford to spend so much on one sector, especially in bad times. These are some of my concerns.
Governing magazine in January published these two paragraphs, which could serve as the executive summary of my argument:
This is part of my newsletter from last year, discussing some of my concerns.
Costs will Outweigh Benefits
I voted against expanded gambling because I'm convinced the costs will outweigh the benefits.