Week In Review: Pinning Down Romney’s Position On Individual Mandate

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks reporters after he addressed the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation’s health care summit at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston in 2005. (AP)

Is it a tax or a fee? That was the question this week as the Romney campaign first had it one way, and then the other.

Meanwhile, Congressman John Tierney broke his silence on the illegal gambling ring operated by his brothers-in-law this week.

And lawmakers announced a major overhaul of higher education¬†that will tie budgets to student achievement at the state’s two-year community colleges.

Plus, this week it got a little more expensive to ride the MBTA.

We’ll cover those stories and more in Radio Boston’s week in review.


  • Martha Bebinger,WBUR reporter
  • John Carroll, assistant professor of mass communications at Boston University; author,¬†Campaign Outsider blog
  • Dante Ramos, deputy editorial page editor at The Boston Globe

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