Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has laid out the first citywide Resilience Strategy: an ambitious new plan, which – in part – aims to protect against that threat. The main goal is race equity and to provide equal opportunities to all Bostonians. Right now, the city has the sixth-worst income inequality in the country, according to a Bloomberg analysis. Mayor Walsh and Otis Rolley, a regional director with the group 100 Resilient Cities, joined Jim Braude to discuss.
Senate Republicans released the latest version of their proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare. The new bill includes $43 billion more in funding for opioid treatments, higher incentives for insurers to take on high-risk patients and it allows insurers to offer bare-bones plans that may appeal to healthier individuals. It would still repeal the individual and employer mandates and cut Medicaid by hundreds of billions of dollars, but it does keep some other Obamacare taxes on high-income Americans. A lot of other groups are watching the new plan closely – including those with preexisting conditions, and those who need chronic care – many of whom are veterans. David Riley is the National Commander of Disabled American Veterans, the first Coast Guard veteran and quadruple amputee to lead the group. He joined Jim to discuss.
Francisco Rodriguez fled his Native El Salvador more than a decade ago, fearing for his life. He’s a husband and father, who runs a business and has complied with government rules since he came to the United States. Today, dozens of supporters rallied outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Field offices in Burlington, where he appeared before immigration officials to argue against his deportation. His lawyers are still fighting, and if you want to be a part of that fight, you can call the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Field Office in Boston at (781) 359-7500 and tell them what you think.
Jim marks Steve Smith's last day with a look back on a few highlights from the last two-and-a-half years of "Tomorrow's Globe Tonight."
Jim’s thoughts on work culture in the United States and its latest casualty – lunch.