The Conversation, Episode 4 — I get schooled by a Leftie

Jill Ellisa is an experimental musician, abstract artist, small business owner, and self-described “bleeding heart liberal”. She’ll be my guest tonight at 7:00 for a live episode of The Conversation. We’re going to try to bridge the partisan divide. I can’t guarantee it won’t get contentious, but I promise to go in with an open mind. Hope you guys enjoy!…

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Have You Considered Running for Office? Enrollment Deadline Tuesday, February 27

If you’ve read the local papers, you’ve heard a lot these past few weeks about candidates for office, but not nearly enough candidates are stepping forward at the local level. There’s good news and bad news. The good news is, there’s plenty of time to gather signatures and launch a campaign for state representative and state senator, with months before…

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“Confidential Health Care?” or Secret Abortions?

The state senate is scheduled for a potential vote this week on SB 591 regarding encouraging children and spouses to keep important health care decisions from their families. Dubbed an 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…

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Sanctuary State Bills Die

Congratulations! You did it! Your emails, phone calls, on online petition signing worked! We learned last night that the “[Un]Safe” Communities Act (aka the Sanctuary State bill) has not advanced in committee. It has been “sent to study,” rather than receiving a favorable report, which means it would be very unlikely for it to come up for a vote. This…

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“It’s an emergency”

It’s an Emergency!? Yes, apparently, it was, if you believe the majority of our state legislature—they included an “Emergency Preamble” to the legislation raising their own pay, so when they overrode the Governor’s veto of the enormous payraises, the legislation took effect immediately, instead during the ordinary timeline for a newly passed piece of legislation. Today is the one-year anniversary…

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Join Pioneer for Special Film Screenings of “Big Sacrifices, Big Dreams”

We hope you’ll join Pioneer Institute next week during Catholic Schools week for a screening of “Big Sacrifices, Big Dreams,” a new documentary about our education system. “Big Sacrifices, Big Dreams” profiles four American families, two of which are from Massachusetts. Their pursuit of educational opportunity is impeded by so-called Blaine Amendments, which prohibit state money from supporting families sending…

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