House Budget Recap: Very Few Recorded Votes, More Secrecy

The House finalized its $40 billion budget late last night, wrapping up final votes just after 10:00 pm. We’re still digesting everything that happened, and will have further updates as we obtain more details. The “process” was completed in just two days, with over 1,200 amendments filed, most of which were “withdrawn” by their authors without roll calls or debate.…

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Budget Update: 24 Hours to Act on Amendments

It’s a busy week.  The budget debate is underway at the State House, there are upcoming hearings, and we are holding a fundraiser on Sunday.

    In just three short days, legislators will deal with over 1,200 amendments, on everything from taxes to parental rights. Thank you to all who attended the Lyons/Lombardo press conference on MassHealth this morning. It is

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Is This a Thing?

This caught my eye. History is not my strong suit. It appears that someone is marching to the beat of a different drummer. I could be wrong, maybe this is not ahistorical  Or maybe this is this related to the Women’s March? Maybe it isn’t and it is a much more long standing thing? Like I said, it just caught…

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Gomez Makes the Rumor Official

He’s mulling according to the Herald: “I’m still thinking about that (race) very hard,” Gomez, a Cohasset Republican, told reporters after an unrelated event at the State House. “I have been through this before, but it would be a different race, obviously because we have a lot more time than we did before. And I think we obviously learned a…

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Liberals and Saran Wrap?

The Health Curriculum Frameworks are up for a no-notice hearing before the Education Committee tomorrow. The legislators planned this hearing the day before Good Friday, the week before school vacation week, to make sure it was tough to alert you to this hearing. HB 2053 mandates the Health Curriculum Frameworks, a one-sized fits all graphic sex-ed curriculum in every school.…

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