What does Maura Healey’s cautious campaign tell us about how she will govern?


At this point in the gubernatorial race, victory for Democrat Maura Healey seems almost certain.

Yet even as he marches toward what could be a landslide victory, Healey sticks to a cautious approach characterized, more than anything else, by repeated and sincere expressions of admiration for Charlie Baker, the outgoing Republican incumbent.

In this episode of talking about politicsAdam Reilly, Joan Vennochi of the Boston Globe and Yawu Miller of the Bay State Banner discuss whether Healey’s warning, which also includes avoiding a hotly contested state Senate race that could have pitted his endorsement against Baker’s, is a strategy to win the election or, instead, a preview of how he will try to govern Massachusetts if he wins in November.

The trio also explores whether Geoff Diehl, Healey’s Republican opponent, could have done anything to make the race more competitive, and the math voters and the media need to make as they contemplate some unsavory last-minute revelations in the race. of the state auditor.

Following that conversation, Evan Horowitz, director of the Center for State Policy Analysis at Tufts University, joins Reilly for a neutral, nonpartisan, fact-based conversation on ballot Questions 1 and 2, which would create a new additional tax on income over $1. million and create new regulations for the dental insurance industry. Horowitz will return next week to assess ballot questions 3 and 4.

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