Steve Grossman on Budget & Economy

Former Chair of DNC; Democratic Challenger MA Governor


Focus on arts and culture for economic development

Support for the arts and culture has been a lifelong commitment for Steve and his wife Barbara, who is a theater historian and director at Tufts University and a former member of the National Council on the Arts. And it should be a priority for a governor, because: arts and culture are a key ingredient in Massachusetts’ economic competitiveness; arts promote lifelong learning; and arts build community. They are a key ingredient in creating vital communities with engaged citizens and a sense of civic pride. They have the potential to bring us together across cultural and socioeconomic lines, increasing understanding and communication and breaking down barriers of race, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability and income.

As governor, Steve will focus attention on the arts and culture as one of the most important economic development clusters in the state, and as one of the best tools to produce well-educated citizens and vibrant communities.

Source: Campaign web site, Grossman2002.com , Dec 7, 2001

Expand the winner’s circle in good times

Steve believes that one of the most important roles a governor can play is to find ways to expand that winner’s circle. Everyone in Massachusetts should have the chance to benefit from the good times we’ve seen over the last decade. We all want our children to feel there is enough opportunity for them close to home to make a good life for themselves and their families.
Source: Campaign web site, Grossman2002.com , Dec 7, 2001

Dot-commonwealth needs strategy focusing on human capital

I love the sexy new name - the “dot-commonwealth.” California is no longer the hub of the silicon universe. We are first in our capacity for innovation, number of knowledge-based jobs, amount of venture capital invested, and percentage of managerial, professional and technical jobs.

But we need more than a new name - we need a New Economy economic development strategy. [We have not] addressed in a comprehensive, compelling way the challenges this state faces to its ability to sustain economic growth into the next century.

Source: Boston Business Journal, Op-Ed, “Economic Strategy” , Nov 12, 1999

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MA Gubernatorial:
Bill Weld
Charlie Baker
Dan Wolf
Deval Patrick
Don Berwick
Karyn Polito
Martha Coakley
Marty Walsh
Richard Tisei
Tom Menino
Warren Tolman
MA Senatorial:
Brian Herr
Bruce Skarin
Ed Markey
Elizabeth Warren
Gabriel Gomez
John Kerry
Martha Coakley
Mo Cowan

Gubernatorial Debates 2014:
AL: Bentley(R) vs.Griffith(D)
AR: Ross(D) vs.Hutchinson(R) vs.Griffin(R,Lt.Gov.)
AZ: Ducey(R) vs.DuVal(D) vs.Mealer(AE) vs.Gilbert(L) vs.Riggs(R)
CA: Brown(D) vs.Kashkari(R)
CO: Hickenlooper(D) vs.Beauprez(R) vs.Tancredo(R) vs.Hess(L)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Foley(R) vs.Walker(R,Lt.Gov.)
FL: Scott(R) vs.Crist(D) vs.Snitker(L,Lt.Gov.)
GA: Deal(R) vs.Carter(D) vs.Hunt(L)
HI: Ige(D) vs.Aiona(R) vs.Abercrombie(D)
IA: Branstad(R) vs.Hatch(D) vs.Hoefling(R)
MA: Coakley(D) vs.Baker(R) &Polito(R,Lt.Gov.) vs.Grossman(D) vs.Berwick(D)
ME: LePage(R) vs.Michaud(D) vs.Cutler(I)
MI: Snyder(R) vs.Schauer(D)
NM: Martinez(R) vs.King(D)
NY: Cuomo(D) &Hochul(D,Lt.Gov.) vs.Astorino(R) vs.Hawkins(G) vs.Teachout(D)
OK: Fallin(R) vs.Dorman(D)
PA: Corbett(R) vs.Wolf(D) vs.Schwartz(D,lost primary) vs.Critz(D,Lt.Gov.,lost primary)
Newly-elected 2014:
AK-I: Bill Walker
AR-R: Asa Hutchinson
AZ-R: Doug Ducey
IL-R: Bruce Rauner
MA-R: Charlie Baker
MD-R: Larry Hogan
NE-R: Pete Ricketts
PA-D: Tom Wolf
RI-D: Gina Raimondo
TX-R: Greg Abbott

Up for re-election 2014:
AK-R: Sean Parnell
AL-R: Robert Bentley
CA-D: Jerry Brown
CO-D: John Hickenlooper
CT-D: Dan Malloy
FL-R: Rick Scott
GA-R: Nathan Deal
HI-D: Neil Abercrombie
IA-R: Terry Branstad
ID-R: Butch Otter
IL-D: Pat Quinn
KS-R: Sam Brownback
ME-R: Paul LePage
MI-R: Rick Snyder
MN-D: Mark Dayton
NH-D: Maggie Hassan
NM-R: Susana Martinez
NV-R: Brian Sandoval
NY-D: Andrew Cuomo
OH-R: John Kasich
OK-R: Mary Fallin
OR-D: John Kitzhaber
PA-R: Tom Corbett
SC-R: Nikki Haley
SD-R: Dennis Daugaard
TN-R: Bill Haslam
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
WI-R: Scott Walker
WY-R: Matt Mead
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Term-Limited or Retiring 2014:
AR-D: Mike Beebe
AZ-R: Jan Brewer
MA-D: Deval Patrick
MD-D: Martin O'Malley
RI-I: Linc Chafee
TX-R: Rick Perry

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