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Fueling Energy Debate

Boston Herald, Letters to the Editor, 5/12/16 I was disappointed to see the current dynamic between the governor and attorney general characterized as a “spat” in a recent Herald headline (“Pipeline spat flows to SJC,” May 6). This conflict isn’t about two politicians, or even really about the related court case. At its heart, it […]

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A Call for Compromise to Break The Charter School Stalemate

Boston Business Journal, Morning Edition, 2/26/16   Op-Ed by Phil Edmundson Chair, The Alliance for Business Leadership Let’s start by stating the obvious: Massachusetts needs educated workers in order to continue to grow our economy. That simple, non-controversial fact is the reason every business group fro the Berkshires to the Cape advocates for investments in […]

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Alliance Featured in Boston Globe for Diverse Leadership Team

The Boston Globe, Metro, 1/14/16 I did a double-take reading Tuesday’s story on the exclusive, low-profile club of corporate bigs exerting outsized influence on state affairs. Had I stumbled upon “This Day In History” by mistake? But no, there it was, on the front page. Some wealthy chieftains — all but one of them white […]

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The crisis in nonprofit leadership

Alliance leader and Board member Alan D. Solomont, Dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts, co-wrote the below article in the Boston Globe on November 20, 2015. Read the original story here. Nonprofits are the underappreciated engines of social change in our communities, making important contributions to early […]

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Top Massachusetts officials back gender pay equity bill

Alliance leader and board member Kip Hollister, Founder & CEO of Hollister Staffing, was featured in an article on MassLive.com July 21st for her support of the pay equity bill  S.983 and H.1733. Read more below, or see the original article by Shira Schoenberg  here. Several of Massachusetts’ top elected officials – and more than 100 […]

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Earned sick time is good for workers – and businesses: New law should be implemented fully and without delay

The Alliance was featured in Commonwealth Magazine on May 20, 2015 in an op-ed written by Board Members Philip Edmundson, Jeffrey Bussgang, Beverly Armstrong, David Belluck, David Gasson and Joshua Boger. Read on below, or view the original article here. Massachusetts voters passed the earned sick time ballot question by an overwhelming margin last November and the Commonwealth’s […]

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Boston Globe Endorses MA Earned Sick Time Initiative

The Alliance for Business Leadership is pleased the Boston Globe endorsed “Yes” on Question 4 on the Massachusetts ballot, which concerns an initiative to create a state-wide minimum for Earned Sick Time. The Globe’s endorsement cites support from “some business groups” and that certainly includes The Alliance for Business Leadership. Alliance Leaders have worked to spearhead the business community’s […]

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Alliance Board Member Kip Hollister Featured in BBJ

Kip Hollister, Alliance board member and founder/CEO of Hollister Staffing, was featured in the Boston Business Journal this week. “Hollister, who founded Hollister Staffing in Boston 25 years ago, knows that opting for deep, lasting relationships with clients has helped the company weather three difficult recessions,” says the Journal. This recognition comes on the heels of Kip’s […]

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The Business Case for the ACA's Individual Mandate

Readers of the Boston Business Journal might have noticed the Alliance was featured in two key opinion pieces on the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. The first, a BBJ staff editorial, rails against the mandate as “a new entitlement” and expresses surprise that business leaders (including those in the Alliance) look to the mandate as […]

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Boston Globe Coverage of MA Gov's Renewable Energy Address, Alliance Support

As an update to yesterday’s post on Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s address on renewable energy, here is a brief excerpt from the Boston Globe coverage: “Let me tell you that I have heard enough about Evergreen — or Solyndra for that matter. We are not always going to score. But we are never going to […]

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June Policy Update

What is on our plate at PBLN? Deep engagement with the biggest challenges facing our society and our economy. Here is a review of several opportunities to get involved today: Education We believe in government – and we see clearly that there are many instances where ineffective regulation can kill innovation. The U.S. Department of […]

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U.S. Approval of Cape Wind Project Marks New Era in Renewable Energy

The Progressive Business Leaders Network (PBLN) offered the following statement today on the Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s decision to grant federal approval to the Cape Wind project: The era of putting Renewable Energy at the center of our economy has begun. Cape Wind offers significant benefits for the region including job creation, stable pricing, long-term economic development […]

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Urgent Need to Press Ahead on Comprehensive Payment Reform to Preserve Affordability, Access & Quality of Healthcare

Boston, MA (February 23, 2010)…On Friday February 19th, PBLN convened a discussion with Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Gregory Bialecki, Massachusetts Hospital Association President Lynn Nicholas and 40 business leaders on the topic of healthcare cost containment strategy. PBLN Executive Director Andrew H. Tarsy and PBLN President Thomas D. Dretler (President, Eduventures, Inc.) […]

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Progressive Business Leaders Network Statement on Budget Cuts Proposed by Gov. Deval Patrick

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Andrew Tarsy 617-515-9004 Andy@pbln.org Boston, MA (October 28, 2009) … The Progressive Business Leaders Network (PBLN) released the following statement from PBLN President Thomas D. Dretler (President, Eduventures, Inc.) and PBLN Co-Chairs Jeffrey Bussgang (General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners) and Joshua Boger (Founder & former CEO Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) regarding budget […]

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