AIM and Denterlein Worldwide yesterday kicked off a series of forums with the candidates for governor as incumbent Deval M. Patrick said that his administration has made the difficult and sometimes unpopular decisions required to ensure the long-term stability of the Massachusetts economy.The forum series is intended to give candidates the opportunity to discuss their approaches to business and economic issues with a small audience of executives from throughout the commonwealth. Governor Patrick yesterday covered topics ranging from health care reform to educational achievement to tax policy in an interview format with retired WBZ political reporter and Denterlein Worldwide executive John Henning.
AIM President and Chief Executive Officer Richard C. Lord introduced the program.
AIM will post segments of candidate remarks at the forums to give employers an opportunity to hear directly how each intends to steer Massachusetts out of the deepest recession in 80 years. Please post your questions for Governor Patrick, or any of the challengers, and AIM will attempt to secure a response.
State Treasurer and Independent candidate for governor Timothy Cahill will visit the forum in April. Republican challenger Charles Baker has also been invited.