Mass. exodus

Mass. exodus - The Boston Globe: Jeff Jacoby on the decline in Massachusetts population
FOR THE second year in a row, the Census Bureau reports, the population of Massachusetts has shrunk...Not counting foreign immigrants, Massachusetts has been losing more people than it attracts every year since 1990...
In the state that produced Michael S. Dukakis and Sen. Kerry, the concerns of ordinary citizens are so often met with disdain, while the political class lets nothing get in the way of its own appetites and priorities...This is a state in which a tax cut can be decisively approved by the voters yet never go into effect. In which grocers can be prosecuted for pricing milk too low. In which archaic blue laws decree when shops may and may not open for business.

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