Author Archives: Brent041

Cahill Calls for Independent Redistricting Commission

Massachusetts State Treasurer and Independent candidate for Governor Tim Cahill today announced he would create an independent redistricting commission next legislative session if elected. There have been numerous proposals in Massachusetts that have aimed to achieve such a goal, yet all have failed. “This particular redistricting cycle is more important than ever and should be more transparent than ever. The…

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Boston Phoenix: DeLeo and Baker were bested in Beacon Hill’s gaming showdown, not so Cahill

(The alternative title of this post could be, “Cahill makes play for union support by placating them.” Thanks for the reminder Brent – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) David Bernstein has a fascinating piece in this week’s Phoenix on the politics behind the failure of the casino bill. And its yet another article detailing the “Not Ready for Prime…

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The Charlie Dance

(Here’s the video that the dance video was cropped from.  Kind of flies in the face of the whole Charlie isn’t meeting and connecting with people meme coming out of the Patrick-Cahill team. – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Everybody is doing it! It’s sweeping the nation! All the rage among teenagers! Do the Charlie! [Coming soon to a…

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Campaigning with Charlie

My new favorite Charlie Baker story (especially after his people criticized Cahill for cancelling a Worcester event because of a severe storm and power failure): On the drive to Worcester, a campaign worker had explained that the job of everyone on the bus was to be as vocal and excited as possible at the rallies today. “So we’re all going…

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Massachusetts Pension Fund Gains 12.82% for Fiscal Year 2010

It’s pretty hard to argue with these results.  Over the long term, the money has been managed exceptionally well. As reported in the Boston Globe: http://www.boston.com/business… The Pension Reserves Investment Management Board, or PRIM, which manages the $41 billion fund, said today that the pension fund earned an investment return of 12.82 percent for the year ended June 30, bolstered…

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A Governor’s Legacy: Tim Cahill vs. Charlie Baker

On November 18, 2003, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decided Goodridge v. Department of Public Health.  With three of the seven Justices dissenting, the Court held that the denial of marriage licenses to same-sex couples violated the Massachusetts constitution.  Conservatives across the Commonwealth were outraged, and decried the “activist” Justices.  Massachusetts conservatives vowed to overrule Goodridge with a Constitutional amendment.…

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