Here are four rather encouraging/feel-good news items to savor over the Memorial Day weekend. Probably like you, my plans for the weekend are up in the air because of the lousy weather. But I’ll find a way to enjoy it -- and I hope you do too.
A windfall for Massachusetts ...:
Granted, the money comes from one of the most atrocious spending/tax bills
to come out of Washington in recent memory. But we should snatch the dough, not ask questions and scram. ... The $550 million changes the budget dynamics on Beacon Hill. Not very concerned it will relieve pressure on lawmakers to pass reforms. They’d pay a heavy price if they backtracked now. ... The good news: Beacon Hill leaders are urging caution on how the money is spent -- though you always have to wonder what the boys are up to when they profess to be reasonable. ... One thumb-sucking thought: Does the windfall disrupt the Fall Let ‘Em Beg for Taxes strategy? And is that why Finneran and the Trav are putting the cash in a ‘trust fund’? ... Ah, what the hell. Let it rest -- for the weekend.