Author Archives: Rob "EaBo Clipper" Eno

Baker Upholds First Promise Releases $100M in Chapter 90 Local Aid

Governor Charlie Baker today, in one of his first actions in office, directed Acting Secretary of Transportation and Chief Executive Officer Frank DePaola and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) to follow through on the Baker-Polito administration’s commitment to release immediately $100 million in Chapter 90 transportation funds critical to job creation, public safety and economic growth. “I am pleased…

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Baker Gives Inaugural Speech

 Today, Governor Charlie Baker delivers his inaugural address to a joint session of the Massachusetts state legislature.  Remarks as prepared for delivery: “Mr. President and Members of the Senate, Mr. Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives, Lieutenant Governor Polito and Members of the Governor’s Council and the Cabinet, Chief Justice Gants and Members of the Judiciary, Former Massachusetts…

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Chris Christie, Please Stay Home

Numerous media outlets are reporting that Chris Christie is coming to Massachusetts tomorrow for the inauguration of Charlie Baker.  He should just stay home. The Governor of New Jersey is an ethical train wreck that would be more at home in the legislature of Massachusetts than chumming around with a governor-elect that pledged to change the way business is done…

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Where are they now? Barney Keller edition

Barney Keller, the former communications director of the Massachusetts Republican Party under Peter Torkildsen and Jenn Nassour, has a new job in DC.  Keller has been the communications director of the conservative Club for Growth over the past few years. He is now an Executive Vice President with Jamestown Associates, the firm that did Baker’s TV ads after the first…

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Polito: Health Connector driving Billion Dollar Deficit

Yesterday Karyn Polito went on Herald Radio and told hosts Hillary Chabot and Jacklyn Cashman that the Health Connector Authority and Obamacare are the driving factors in the commonwealth’s current billion dollar shortfall. Lt. Gov.-elect Karyn Polito blasted the state’s botched health care Connector as the top culprit for an “eye-popping” budget gap as large as $1 billion that must…

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Baker Announces Transition Committee Members

Today, the Baker Transition Committee released a list of committee members in key areas.  There are some really good people from all sides of the issues on these committees.   The makeup of the committee reminds me of what I’ve been saying for awhile.  Someone with Charlie’s skill set makes a less than optimal candidate sometimes.  He is a trained…

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Are legislative pay raises an “emergency”?

Representative Geoff Diehl (R-Whitman) has threatened to shut down any informal session that looks to grant legislators and constitutional officers pay raises.  In informal session it only takes one legislator objection to shut down the whole session.   Because of this Bob DeLeo has not brought the pay increases to the floor.   Now there are Democrats who are openly…

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