Will 2014 Emerge As A Watershed Election Year For The Bay State?

The latest edition of Commonwealth Magazine has an insightful article written by James Aloisi. He opines that this year’s state election might turn out to be a watershed moment if opportunities are seized to position Massachusetts at the forefront of economic development. However, the former Deval Patrick cabinet member issued this warning: For the Democratic Party, this is a watershed…

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2014 Massachusetts State House of Representatives Results

As with the Senate results, this is based upon my best knowledge of the outcome of the House of Representatives elections, relying most heavily upon www.masslive.com. The House has several very close results, so the possibility of districts flipping between now and certification does exist. Republican Seats Held

3rd Barnstable: Vieira (R-Falmouth) unopposed

5th Barnstable: Hunt (R-Sandwich) 63% def. Terry…

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2014 Massachusetts State Senate Results

Here are the full Massachusetts Senate results as best I can tell them (relying mostly on www.masslive.com). I’ve classified those races in which there was a Republican candidate who lost based on the margin of defeat. The dividing line between classifications is totally arbitrary. No criticism of any candidate is intended. Republican Seats Held

First Essex & Middlesex: Tarr (R-Gloucester):…

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Hanging chads anyone? Seats still up in the air

(Republicans hold narrow leads in many of these races. – promoted by Paul R. Ferro) The counting continues as provisional ballots arrive. Everyone should really be on guard. Globe:

Across Massachusetts, four races for state representative remained undecided as of Friday, and the wait is on to see whether any of the candidates will seek a recount. “You have to…

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Cabinet choices should be questioned about transgender policy

As Charlie Baker builds his administration and sets its priorities and policies, we should be vigilant about the priorities and beliefs of the people being put in charge of education policy and health policy. Specifically, of course, regarding transgender policy in schools, what Scott Lively referred to as teaching perversion and what ElectricStrawberry says is a bogeyman, but which is…

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OK. So this has been bothering me …

While I was voting the man in front of me and the woman two people back both had INTERPRETERS that were babbling in Spanish the whole time, showing the “guests” where and who to vote for.

I know this is Massachusetts and that the chances of seeing a voter ID law is zero but isn’t there some rule that people…

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