Author Archives: Rob "EaBo Clipper" Eno

Charlie Baker is Wildly Popular, He Should Use the Capital to Shrink The Size of Government

We just passed the 100 day mark of the governorship of Charlie Baker.  Suffolk University just released a poll showing how the public thinks he is doing after those 100 days.  He is wildly popular, Jon Keller reports. The poll finds Baker is easily the most popular politician in Massachusetts right now, with 74-percent expressing a favorable view of…

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Feds sharpen focus on lawmakers in reignited probation probe

And you believed the Beacon Hill insiders when they said that Bob DeLeo, Terry Murray, and their allies would get off without being charged in the probation dpartment scandal.  Well it looks like the politicians turn at the defense table may still be coming.  The Boston Globe has the story: Federal prosecutors are pressuring disgraced former state probation commissioner John…

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Massachusetts Sheds 800 Private Sector Jobs in February

Buried in the numbers of the latest unemployment headlines that scream “Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.9%” is the fact that the Commonwealth shed 800 private sector jobs last month.  The Boston Globe has the story. The private sector lost 800 jobs last month, with 1,600 new government jobs pushing the monthly total into positive territory. That compares to total…

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MBTA MidDay Status Update

MassDOT just sent out a press release with an update on MBTA service. Severe Weather Service MID-DAY Update for Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Effective this morning: Red Line service was extended from Alewife to JFK/UMass.  More than 70 buses, including 40 from Peter Pan requested by the Governor, were used to shuttle customers between Braintree and JFK/UMass.  Close to 50…

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Globe: MBTA”s current woes started with Dukakis and Conservation Law Foundation, then snowballed

The Boston Globe has written a very lengthy piece explaining the root causes of the MBTA freeze up (can’t call it a melt down can we?).  They rightfully put the majority of blame at over expansion, supported by governors of both parties, but started by Dukakis and the Conservation Law Foundation. The story could begin in many places. But start…

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Deval Patrick’s Cruelest Legacy is Beverly Scott at the MBTA

For the last eight years, Deval Patrick has mismanaged state government. That is a fact that is becoming increasingly clear.  The $700 million+ budget deficit Baker was left with, a malfunctioning Health Connector, among many other scandals. Patrick’s most egregious and cruelest legacy may be Beverly Scott as head of the MBTA, which millions of people rely on every day…

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Fattman Campaign Manager Nominated for National Local Campaign Manager of the Year Pollie

Jordanne Anderson, former Fattman for Senate campaign manager, has been nominated for the prestigious American Association of Political Consultants’ 2015 Pollie Award for Local Campaign Manager of the Year.  Anderson, at just 22-years-old, steered the campaign of Rep. Ryan Fattman (R-Webster) to a landslide 56% to 44% victory over 44-year incumbent politician, Sen. Richard Moore (D- Uxbridge). Considered the “Oscars…

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Baker Administration Enacts Three Month Regulatory Pause

Today, the Baker Adminstration announced that the Governor has instituted a three month pause on all new regulations as a first step to ridding the state of job killing regulations.  In a press release the administration stated: Governor Charlie Baker today announced a 90-day pause on all new regulations to allow for the Administration’s long-term goal of streamlining unnecessarily burdensome…

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