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Massachusetts adds jobs, but employment picture is mixed

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

By Jim Morrison, The Sun Chronicle

The good news/bad news in the Massachusetts jobs report for September has brought a mixed reaction from area businesses, with some praising signs of economic life and others troubled over the uncertainty of the presidential election.

“Hiring is stagnant because businesses are waiting to see what happens with the election,” said Jack Lank, president of the United Regional Chamber of Commerce. “If Obamacare goes forward, it’s going to have a chilling effect on hiring.”

The monthly U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Thursday found that although the Bay State added an estimated 5,100 jobs last month, unemployment rose for the fourth consecutive month to 6.5 percent.

Voters facing life or death question at polls

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

By Jim Morrison, The Sun Chronicle

BOSTON – Massachusetts voters face an issue of life or death at the polls next month with a ballot question on assisted suicide for terminally ill patients.

But much of the financial support for campaigns in favor and opposed to the proposed law is coming from out of state.

Campaign filings show that two-thirds of the contributions supporting the referendum question were donated by right-to-death groups in Oregon. Nearly all the contributions to the campaign opposing the law come from out of state.