We believe the Emerging Technology Fund has become our most effective tool for attracting or retaining companies that are looking to expand here in Massachusetts.

Our biggest concern has been, traditionally, that the state did not make its strongest case and lost business. If we lose business, we don't want it to be from lack of trying.

There's no law prohibiting the former speaker from taking a position in the private sector.

Conflict of interest is in the eyes of the beholder. It's part of the way we do business in the United States.

Peter likes public policy. He discussed it with the board, and they were fine with it.