Blanking Baker

Joe Battenfeld wrote in the Herald yesterday about the antipathy some conservatives have toward Charlie Baker. “I’ve had people that come up to me … they’ll say, ‘I’m never voting for Charlie Baker again,’ ” Daxland said on Herald Radio. “That’s just the pulse I’m getting.” The big problem for Baker is Trump. The governor has made no secret of…

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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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