Baystate Business: Potential Ballot Questions
As originally appearing in Bloomberg

By: Tom Moroney, Joe Shortsleeve and Kim Carrigan, Bloomberg Baystate Business

– Anne Mostue reports on the latest Covid numbers and trends in Massachusetts followed by Sam Scarpino, Managing Director of Pathogen Surveillance at the Rockefeller Foundation, on the spread of the Delta variant (3:04)

– Jim Rooney, President and CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, on the Delta variant and its impact on the local economy, and confusion over mask rules (15:13)

– Boston Globe reporter Emma Platoff on the fight over whether to classify gig workers as employees, and the potential ballot question being pushed by an industry-backed group and fought by a union-backed group (29:45)

– Anne Mostue reports on the controversy over the distribution of liquor licenses in the state, followed by Rob Mellion, Executive Director and General Counsel of the Massachusetts Package Stores Association, on the negotiations between his group and those representing food stores on the allocation of those licenses (37:21)

– Janet Wu interviews Ryan Boyko, CEO of Embark, on the latest news from the company that does DNA testing for dogs (48:07)

– Jim Brett, President of the New England Council, on the infrastructure proposal in DC, and the rise in Covid cases (59:44) Click link to hear audio

– Steve Filippi, owner of Ballard’s Beach resort, Block Island, and President of the Block Island Tourist Council, on the New Shoreham Town Council vote for an indoor mask advisory (1:11:18)

– Craigie on Main chef/owner Tony Maws on getting tapped by Food & Wine as having the best burger in town (1:23:46)


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