Freshman Dems Bought By Special Interests
Rep. Danielle Gregoire, D-Marlborough, received about $6,300 from PACs and lobbyists from Oct. 18 through the end of last year, while Rep. Kate Hogan, D-Stow, received about $5,800 from the same sources in the same time period, according to campaign finance reports filed last week.
If it Moves, Dems Will Tax It
Benson’s environmental protection bill will require customers to pay a surcharge of five cents for each plastic bag used at grocery stores.
Rep. George Peterson (R) Rips Devals Budget on Michelle McPhee
…and finally, just for fun
Sox strike deal with Varitek!
On the day of a team-mandated deadline, the Red Sox reached agreement with Varitek early this afternoon on a one-year year, $5 million contract for the 2009 season, according to multiple baseball sources. The deal includes a dual second-year option that first allows the Sox to retain the player for an identical $5 million salary 2010; should the Sox decline that, Varitek can exercise a right to return to the club for a guaranteed $3 million with the chance to earn an additional $2 million in incentives.