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.

10 Days to Sanctuary State Hearing

There are just 10 days remaining until the legislative hearing on the Safe Communities Act which would make Massachusetts a sanctuary state. We need individuals to testify.  In particular we are looking for doctors, public school teachers, current and former law enforcement officers, and legal immigrants. Please send us an mail if you can testify. “Safe Communities” aka Sanctuary State…

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Update: Backdoor Sanctuary State Bill “Pulled”

We received word earlier today that HB 3033, which would’ve prevented state funds from being used to coordinate state and local law enforcement with federal immigration enforcement, has been pulled and will not be voted today. The Democratic leadership had hoped that they could schedule a hearing for the Sanctuary State bill on June 9th, and then slip this other…

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Possible Sanctuary State Vote This Wednesday

The sanctuary city debate remains a hot topic all across Massachusetts and there are major developments this week. This Wednesday, the legislature may take up a bill (HB 3033) that would prevent the use of state resources to carry out the important 287(g) agreements that delegate Immigration and Customs Enforcement authority to officers at the state and local level. We…

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“Confidential Health Care” or Secret Abortions?

Earlier this week the legislature heard testimony on HB 2960 and SB 591 regarding encouraging children and spouses to keep important health care decisions from their families. Dubbed, Act Relative to “Confidential Healthcare” this legislation would change the law regarding explanations of benefits forms health insurance policy holders receive, and exempt abortions, birth control, or sex-reassignment activities from them. We…

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Stopping Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

Coalition staff and representatives of our ballot question to Stop Taxpayer Funded Abortion have spoken to hundreds of people at pro-life events. From Holyoke to Fitchburg to Worcester and Boston, we’ve been inviting pro-life activists to join our cause. In 1981, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that our government must pay for abortions. We think the legislature should…

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House Budget Recap: Very Few Recorded Votes, More Secrecy

The House finalized its $40 billion budget late last night, wrapping up final votes just after 10:00 pm. We’re still digesting everything that happened, and will have further updates as we obtain more details. The “process” was completed in just two days, with over 1,200 amendments filed, most of which were “withdrawn” by their authors without roll calls or debate.…

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Budget Update: 24 Hours to Act on Amendments

It’s a busy week.  The budget debate is underway at the State House, there are upcoming hearings, and we are holding a fundraiser on Sunday.

    In just three short days, legislators will deal with over 1,200 amendments, on everything from taxes to parental rights. Thank you to all who attended the Lyons/Lombardo press conference on MassHealth this morning. It is

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Liberals and Saran Wrap?

The Health Curriculum Frameworks are up for a no-notice hearing before the Education Committee tomorrow. The legislators planned this hearing the day before Good Friday, the week before school vacation week, to make sure it was tough to alert you to this hearing. HB 2053 mandates the Health Curriculum Frameworks, a one-sized fits all graphic sex-ed curriculum in every school.…

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