Tag Archives: Jim Lyons

Nativity Scene Back on Beacon Hill

It began back in November of last year: Rep. Jim Lyons (who has lead the charge against the Bathroom Law, and in favor of Stopping Taxpayer Funding of Abortion), filed a request with the Speaker’s office to have a Celebration of Christmas on Beacon Hill, with a Nativity Scene. The Speakers’ office (which is in charge of building use requests),…

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Nativity Scene Request Finally Approved

It began back in November: Rep. Jim Lyons (who has lead the charge against the Bathroom Law, and countless other left-wing proposals), filed a request with the Speaker’s office to have a Celebration of Christmas on Beacon Hill, with a Nativity Scene. Tyrone Lawless, the Speakers’ staffer in charge of building use requests, told Rep. Lyons that he’d had these…

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Release: Common Core Forum (CCF) Declares Victory over Imploding PARCC Exam

Citizen Group instrumental in putting brakes on new high stakes test for students

WORCESTER, MA – Massachusetts parents, activists and former educators have formed Common Core Forum (CCF) – an organization dedicated to informing Moms and Dads and other stakeholders about the proposed PARCC exam and related Common Core State Standards.   In a few short months, CCF has worked…

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Globe Columnist Offers Praise for Those Who Voted Against the Budget

It is amazing what standing on principle will do.  In yesterday’s Boston Globe conservative columnist Jeff Jacoby praised the eight Republicans who voted against the budget. BY VOTES so lopsided they were practically unanimous, 144-7 in the House and 38-1 in the Senate, the Massachusetts Legislature last week approved a $36.5 billion budget for fiscal 2015, the largest in state…

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Floor Debate on Lyons/Lombardo Pelletier Amendment

The video of the budget sessions is finally up at the Mass Legislature website.  On Tuesday April 29, 2014 the House Debated an amendment filed by Jim Lyons (R-Andover) and Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica) regarding Justina Pelletier.  The amendment would have done three things: 1. Call for a complete accounting of what DCF spent on Justina Pelletier. 2. Call for the…

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David Linsky Stands Between Justina Pelletier and Her Parents

Update: Michael Graham has more… – and David Linsky has responded Today Representative Jim Lyons (R-Andover) offered a bipartisan resolution calling on the Department of Children and Families to remand Justina Pelletier to the care of her parents.   Lyons offered the non-binding resolution using Rule 24 of the house.  The clerk read the resolution, and immediately the Chairman of…

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