Why didn't GE choose Arizona as its new HQ?
I wish I could remind Boeing, Microsoft, etc. of this when they want their huge taxbreaks and whine about not enough educated/high tech workers. How about giving back one-third? One-half? of those tax breaks to support public education.
General Electric announced this week that it is moving its corporate headquarters from Connecticut to Boston.
“We want to be at the center of an ecosystem that shares our aspirations,” the company said, in a prepared statement. “Greater Boston is home to 55 colleges and universities. Massachusetts spends more on research & development than any other region in the world, and Boston attracts a diverse, technologically-fluent workforce focused on solving challenges for the world. We are excited to bring our headquarters to this dynamic and creative city.”
In Arizona, education is treated an expense. In Massachusetts, it’s an investment.
I was watching Seattle Channel's City Inside/Out that featured Seattle legislators speaking about the upcoming legislative session. (I'll probably do a separate thread as Pettigrew, Carlyle, Pedersen and Tarleton all had interesting things to say. Also, I was part of a panel yesterday along with former legislator, Marcie Maxwell, and SCPTA president, Cassandra Johnston, speaking on the SPS levies. That will air starting tonight at 7 pm on channel 21.)
Senator Jamie Pedersen, himself a lawyer, spoke about all the things the Court could do and then said this about the Court:
"Their patience is not eternal."
As I told the Senate K-12 ed committee on Monday, when I was testifying against both the charter bills, I think the patience of parents and community is wearing thin. Honestly, not one Senator batted an eye.
What's that old ELO song?
I think so.Bad dreamer, what's your name?
Looks like we're ridin' on the same train
Looks as through there'll be more pain
There's gonna be a Showdown