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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Healey 1, First Amendment 1

The First Amendent had a short lived lead over Maura Healey with the 8-0 Supreme Court decision against the “buffer zone” law she helped craft. Recent news of a settlement between the Commonwealth and an advertising firm acting on behalf of prolife activists means that Healey has scored a point, albeit not before a court, and the score is now…

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