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Alliance Provides Testimony to MBTA Fiscal Control and Management Board on Impending Fare Hikes

Members of the Fiscal Management and Control Board, good afternoon and thank you for taking the time to hear me today. My name is Sebastian Zapata and I am the Program Director for the Alliance for Business Leadership. The Alliance is a coalition of progressive business leaders united in the belief that social responsibility and […]

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Alliance Leaders Support Carbon Pricing Bill

Alliance Leaders J.J. Bartlett, President of Fishing Partnership Support Services; Roger Freeman, Founder and President of Solventerra; and Tedd Saunders, CEO of EcoLogical Solutions Inc. and CSO of The Saunders Hotel Group testified this afternoon at the State House hearing of S.1747, “An Act Combatting Climate Change,” sponsored by Senator Mike Barrett. Their full testimonies are below. “Putting a price on carbon pollution will […]

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Alliance Leader testifies in support of Paid Family & Medical Leave Act

Alliance Board Member Beth Monaghan, Co-Founder & Principal of InkHouse, testified this afternoon in support of the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (bill S.1008) sponsored by State Senator Karen Spilka. Ms. Monaghan spoke from the perspective of a business owner (as well as a mother) stating, “Paid family leave is the right thing to do […]

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Alliance Leaders Support Pay Equity Bill

Alliance board members Kip Hollister, Founder & CEO of Hollister Staffing and Trish Karter, Founder of LightEffect Farms, represented The Alliance at the July 21st State House hearing about two bills we’ve been active on: Equal Pay and Women on Boards. Kip and Trish, along with Alliance Executive Director Jesse Mermell, testified their support of the bills, […]

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VIDEO: Cape Air CEO Dan Wolf Testifies Before House Committee to Support Healthcare Reforms

Yesterday we wrote that Alliance member Dan Wolf was testifying before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The founder and CEO of Cape Air and a Massachusetts State Senator, Dan spoke about the MA healthcare law passed in 2006 as well as the federal healthcare reform legislation recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. Watch […]

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Airline CEO and the Alliance in Congress, Making Business Case for Affordable Care Act

It’s another big day for healthcare reform – including the business leaders who make up the Alliance – as Congress continues to debate, examine, and investigate the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act. As we speak, Alliance leader Dan Wolf, CEO of Cape Air, is on Capitol Hill testifying before the House Committee on […]

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Cambridge Innovation Center's Tim Rowe Tells U.S. Senate: Start-Ups Can Drive Growth, Create Jobs

Today, PBLN member Tim Rowe testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship  at a hearing on Developing and Strengthening High- Growth Entrepreneurship. As you read his brief testimony below, the question for readers here is – did Tim represent what you think is best for the entrepreneurial economy? Weigh in below […]

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November Issues Update

PBLN came out strong in support of the Massachusetts landmark energy legislation called the Green Communities Act in the face of significant criticism by some of the state’s most influential business organizations. We also deepened our engagement on the critical issue of workforce development through education and the crisis in of public nutrition policy and […]

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Seeking Public-Private Partnership for Clean Energy Economy: PBLN at the Massachusetts Statehouse

According to a recent report from the Brookings Institute, in terms of overall size, the clean economy in the Boston metropolitan area ranks 8th among the largest metro areas in the US.  The report, “Sizing the Clean Economy: A National and Regional Green Jobs Assessment” estimates that Boston currently boasts 41,825 clean economy jobs (with 4,300 […]

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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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PBLN to Lawmakers: Healthcare Cost is both a Job-Killer and Innovation-Killer

A legislative committee in Massachusetts is looking at Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s proposal for a second stage of healthcare reform. As many in the nation are hearing for the first time now because of national politics, Massachusetts adopted a model to reach near universal coverage that was supported broadly by business. The first-in-the-nation reforms were achieved by […]

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PBLN in the Massachusetts Statehouse: For the Economy & for Our Values, Protect the Affordable Housing Law

Click here to join leaders across the business community in protecting the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Law Today PBLN President Tom Dretler (President/CEO of Eduventures, Inc,) testified in a hearing of the Joint Committee on Housing of the Massachusetts Legislature. The Hearing was about a ballot question being put before the voters of the state in […]

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