Wal-Mart is addicted to welfare

NATIONAL — Wal-Mart’s rapid expansion in the United States has been fueled by extensive use of public money. The world’s largest privately owned corporation received more than $1.2 billion in tax breaks, free land, infrastructure assistance, low-cost financing and outright…

Municipal merger moves

The State Local Finance Board gave its unanimous approval this morning of an application calling for the creation of a municipal consolidation commission for Roxbury and Mount Arlington. Representatives of both communities will be appointed to serve on the commission,…

Outside spending plagues our electoral process

by Jeff Brindle Much has been written about the magnitude of campaign spending by independent special interest groups but until now, there has been little discussion about the impact. During the 2012 Presidential and Congressional contests, the Center for Responsive Politics…