Yesterday, Jim Lyons (R-Andover) and Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica) outlined seven major reasons they voted against the DeLeo-Jones FY15 Budget. They were two of seven representatives that did so. Later in the afternoon the Senate took up the budget bill. Senator Bob Hedlund (R-Weymouth) was the only Senator to vote against the out of control spending legislation. Voting for the legislation…Read More »
(Man what a great map – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Today the Senate Republicans filed an alternative Congressional redistricting proposal to comply with the state’s need to reduce its number of Congressional seats from 10 to 9 beginning with the 2012 elections. The plan was filed as an amendment to House Bill 3798, “An Act Establishing Congressional Districts,”…Read More »
( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno)
Just came across this article from the Associated Press.
Congratulations to our new Minority Leader, Bruce Tarr.
Mass. Sen. GOP Caucus taps Tarr as minority leader
By Associated Press Saturday, November 27, 2010 – The Massachusetts Senate Republican Caucus has announced that state Sen. Bruce Tarr of Gloucester will be the…
Last week, I raised that suggestion that the four remaining Republicans in the State Senate come January should return their “leadership” bonuses to the state coffers since, as a caucus of only four – in which all four membership fill the four GOP leadership roles – there are, essentially, no caucus leadership duties. There was healthy discussion, with many suggesting…Read More »
When the 2011-2012 Massachusetts State Senate convenes in January, Republicans will see their numbers reduced from five out of forty to just four out of forty. Some think that such a small minority of members can’t unilaterally achieve anything in the body. But I disagree. There is at least one thing that the four Republican State Senators can do –…Read More »
Now that I am on "the other side of the aisle" so to speak when it comes to my support for Charlie Baker over Deval Patrick in this year's race for Governor, I guess my eyes are finally open. Thus take Sunday's Boston Globe Story which showed no photos of the Baker/Tisei contingent marching in Boston Gay Pride nor did…Read More »
1. I need a job (not true for Smulowitz, who was already employed as a physician- or Richard Ross, who has a solid funeral home business); some say that was true of Harry Truman; if so, he was not alone. 2. A passion for governance, and desire to make a difference. 3. Family tradition; some families seem to field one…Read More »