Author Archives: MassGOPSenate

Senate Republicans Offer Alternative Congressional Districts Map

(Man what a great map – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Today the Senate Republicans filed an alternative Congressional redistricting proposal to comply with the state’s need to reduce its number of Congressional seats from 10 to 9 beginning with the 2012 elections. The plan was filed as an amendment to House Bill 3798, “An Act Establishing Congressional Districts,”…

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Another Political Boondoggle at MassDOT

Last year’s transportation reorganization was supposed to create efficiencies and yield huge savings for the state’s taxpayers.  Instead, it’s turning into another boondoggle that’s going to cost taxpayers even more money in the long run. The Patrick-Murray Administration already has the state in a heavy borrowing mode, with $10.3 billion set to be bonded out over the next 5 years.…

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Political Correctness Runs Amok in Senate

It looks like political correctness is alive and well in Massachusetts, judging by some of the proposals being floated during the Senate’s ongoing casino debate. Sprinkled among the 164 amendments filed by members are some ideas that can only solidify Massachusetts’ reputation as “the nanniest of all nanny states.” Casino supporters are counting on generating hundreds of millions of dollars…

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Senate Republicans score major victory for taxpayers

(This is a MAJOR victory that has gained national attention, and is correctly being interpreted as Massachusetts own version of the “Arizona law”.  Kudo’s the The Senate GOP or proposing it, and extra kudos to the State Senate for passing it so overwhelmingly.   – promoted by Paul R. Ferro) Senate Republicans scored a major victory for the state’s taxpayers…

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Senate Adopts GOP Plan for Probation Reform

The Senate GOP Caucus claimed a major budget victory this week when the Senate agreed to adopt its reform proposal to put an end to the “pay to play” system at the state’s Probation Department. The GOP proposal, sponsored by Senators Richard Tisei and Michael Knapik, targets the deep-rooted patronage and allegations of financial improprieties that have plagued the department…

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Senate Republicans Call for Action on $1 Billion in Reforms

( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) The Massachusetts Senate Republican Caucus on Tuesday called for Senate leaders to publicly debate and adopt the more than $1 billion in cost-saving reform measures offered as amendments to the FY 2011 budget, including reforms to the embattled Probation Department that has been the recent subject of controversy. The Senate began debate…

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GOP Amendments Show Hack’s True Colors

The head of the state’s pension fund is stepping down from his $322,000 a year post next month, citing “personal” reasons as well as concerns about a pair of government reforms being promoted by the Senate Republican Caucus. News reports of Michael Travaglini’s announcement referenced two GOP proposals that would limit how much money he and other state employees would…

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