Author Archives: Statehouse News Service

MassGOP delegate Evan Kenney gets education before first day of college

By Matt Murphy

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE TAMPA, FLA., AUG. 29, 2012….At 18, Evan Kenney is the youngest delegate to the Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, inspired by a good teacher and the values of free enterprise and liberty espoused by the Republican Party. He’s also a Ron Paul supporter. But unlike other Paul delegates in Tampa, he’s not here…

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Patrick vetoes RMV immigration ID checks, signs EBT reform but says he won’t enforce it

By Matt Murphy

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JULY 27, 2012….Gov. Deval Patrick on Friday afternoon signed legislation restricting certain purchases by recipients of public cash assistance benefits and vetoed a bill that would require vehicle registration applicants to show proof of legal residency. Though the governor signed the EBT reform bill banning the use of public benefits…

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Democratic freshman Representative Carlos Henriquez arrested on domestic assault charges

By Matt Murphy

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JULY 8, 2012…. State Rep. Carlos Henriquez, a freshman Dorchester Democrat, was arrested early Sunday morning by Boston police after a getting in a physical dispute with a young woman in his car in the Fenway area, according to Boston police. Henriquez, 35, was arrested at the scene and charged…

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Mass Biz Confidence Ranking takes second biggest drop ever this month

By: Michael Norton, State House News Service (Boston, MA) An index that measures business confidence among Massachusetts employers last month took its second biggest tumble in its 21-year history. The Associated Industries of Massachusetts Business Confidence Index fell 8.5 points in June to 48.3 – readings below 50 are considered in negative territory. “We had noted intermittent signs of weakening…

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Mass Fiscal Alliance gets Suzanne Bump to review request for Obama visit cost audit

By Michael Norton (Boston, MA) A spokesman for Auditor Suzanne Bump said Friday that the office would review a request made this week for her to look into taxpayer costs associated with President Barack Obama’s campaign swing through Massachusetts on Monday.  In an email, Bump spokesman Christopher Thompson said the auditor’s office had not yet received a letter requesting the…

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