Massachusetts Receives Opioid Crisis Settlement

Staff Writer: Maya Arruda Email: marruda7@umassd.edu  In July 2021, a massive settlement occurred between the state of Massachusetts and the major pharmaceutical companies responsible for producing and selling opioid-based pain relievers and contributing to the opioid epidemic. Nationwide, this settlement involved $26 billion dollars. The state of Massachusetts got $525 million for opioid rehab programs and, to put it bluntly, damage control.   Of this … Continue reading Massachusetts Receives Opioid Crisis Settlement

A Guide to the Massachusetts Voter Questions

Staff Writer: Kamryn Kobel Email: kkobel@umassd.edu Elections are on Tuesday, November 8th. You can find the nearest polling place by using this website. Here’s a comprehensive guide to the 2022 ballot questions for Massachusetts voters: Question One: Increased Taxation on Millionaires   This question proposes a new amendment to the state constitution that would place an additional 4% state income tax on taxable incomes over $1 … Continue reading A Guide to the Massachusetts Voter Questions