On Saturday, May 22, 1 PM at the State House Join the Impact MA and other pro-equality groups will honor the late San Francisco Supervisor and gay icon Harvey Milk on what would have been his 80th birthday, and the first Harvey Milk public holiday in California. The Harvey Milk Day rally at the State House will focus on the centrality of transgender equality to overall human liberation and reinforce support for H. 1728, the Massachusetts Trans Civil Rights Bill. The Boston event is part of a series of nationwide observances organized by Equality Across America to advance full LGBTQ equality.
Secretary Bialecki offers a detailed response in the comments. One highlight:
the most common way for us to support private activity is not by subsidy, but by committing to fund the public infrastructure upgrades needed to support the project. This reverses a recent Massachusetts habit, where we have expected private developers to pay for any needed public infrastructure upgrades. I believe, based on several conversations, that Shirley and I agree that this is a bad habit that should be broken. So in Natick, for example, the public investment cited in the Globe article is actually an investment in upgrades to Route 9 in Natick, which improve traffic flow and allow for the expansion of a great educational software company called MathWorks, which will add 600 permanent jobs. As part of its expansion, MathWorks is building a new parking garage at its expense.
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