Author Archives: Renew MA

The Renew MA Coalition is a non-partisan, advocacy organization to support conservative activists and legislators and their efforts to change Beacon Hill.

Candidates Wanted!

If you’ve watched the local news, you’ve heard a lot these past few weeks about federal candidates for office. Geoff Diehl and Beth Lindstrom are running for US Senate, and Congresswoman Nikki Tsongas is retiring. Various state senators are expressing interest in potentially running for her seat, and others in running for their seats. Now is also the time to…

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Gov. Baker Blinks on MassHealth

While the summer recess for the legislature is just beginning, so is the debate regarding MassHealth (Medicaid). The Governor has accepted the legislature’s revenue-without-reform proposal regarding MassHealth for the time being, declining to veto their tax hike on employers in order to encourage them to also enact reforms. For more background and a recommendation for a better course of action,…

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Conservative Legislators File Bill to Fix Immigration Loophole

Yesterday the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled our state law does not permit officials to detain illegal immigrants solely at the request of federal immigration officials. This puts up a legal barrier to a long-running component of immigration enforcement, and may make us a de facto sanctuary state. Representatives Jim Lyons, Marc Lombardo, Peter Durant, and Shaunna O’Connell announced they’ve…

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The Path to Charlie Gard Right Here in Massachusetts

There’s been a lot of discussion in the media and around the water-cooler lately about the Charlie Gard case, the rights of parents v. the bureaucracy, and the perils of socialized medicine. Our executive director recently wrote a piece for the New Boston Post on this topic, and if you haven’t seen and read it yet, you can do so…

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Spending Your Tax Dollars on Smut

Yesterday afternoon, the state senate passed the radical Health Curriculum frameworks, which mandates our tax dollars be spent on aggressive new sex-ed classes for children. The vote was 31 to 6. State Senator Mike Rush was the only Democrat to oppose the bill, and State Senator Richard Ross the only Republican to support it. We have the full roll call…

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Summer at the State House

When the voters go away on summer vacation, activity heats up at the State House. Last Friday afternoon, while many advocates, the citizenry, and much of the press were tuned out for the Independence Day holiday, the legislature passed $40 billion, 320-plus page budget with only hours of time to review. It was perhaps the least transparent action they’ve taken…

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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

It’s been a busy week for conservative and pro-life advocacy on Beacon Hill, as we also paused to celebrate our nation’s birth, including our Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. We want to take a minute to thank all of donors who helped us meet our 2nd quarter fundraising goal last week, as well as legislators like Rep. Marc…

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