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Category: Fred Bayles

Casino backers spending heavily on TV ads

Boston Globe (subscription required) Fred Bayles, College of Communication Pro-casino television ads by an industry -backed political group have run nearly 3,000 times on local broadcast stations, while underfunded gambling opponents have so far been unable to run even one television ad defending casino repeal, Question 3… Expert quote: “For many people, if it isn’t […]

With minimum wage increase accomplished, Massachusetts labor activists turn to campaign for earned sick time

Springfield Republican Fred Bayles, College of Communication For more than a year, liberal and labor activists in Massachusetts advocated simultaneously for two initiatives: a higher minimum wage and mandatory earned sick time… Expert quote: “Minimum wage is a concept that is easily grasped; earned sick time is a little bit more in the weeds. If […]

Split in probation case could spell trouble for pols

Boston Herald Fred Bayles, College of Communication Bay State pols may be called to testify twice in separate high-profile trials involving the scandal-plagued Probation Department’s former bosses after a federal judge yesterday split the case’s indictment in two — a decision that bodes ill during the direct run-up to Election Day, one expert warned… Expert […]