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Five Things: Humason Announces, 2nd Hampden and Hampshire #s, Techies Put Dems in Sights, & more.

Don Humason (R-Westfield) announces run for the 2nd Hampden and Hampshire Senate Seat On the heels of the announcement by Senator Mike Knapik (R-Westfield) that he is resigning, his former aide, Don Humason, has announced he is going to run for the seat.   MassLive.com has the story. Rep. Donald F. Humason said he definitely will be running to succeed…

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Massachusetts Drivers to pay $148/year miles tax for Medford and Somerville to get a trolley?

(An oldie but goodie about the Green Line Extwnsion.  Remind me agian why this is a necessary expenditure? – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) According to the State House News Service, the Deval Patrick administration has refused to release their February New Starts document provided to the Department of Transportation.  The News Service has obtained a copy of the…

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24 of 33 Massachusetts House Republicans, and Harriett Stanley, vote against MBTA bailout bill

By Colleen Quinn

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JUNE 13, 2012….The House passed an MBTA budget bailout bill Wednesday after some controversy along the way that led most Republicans to vote against the bill. House Minority Leader Bradley Jones (R-North Reading) voted against the bill, along with several other Republican leaders. The bill passed 130 to 25. The…

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Another Nationwide Search

( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) I have been disappointed with the results of transportation reform and the performance of Secretary Mullan. Whether it be his handling of Lightgate, the culture of cover-up running throughout MassDOT or the terrible performance of the MBTA and commuter rail under his watch, just ask the people stranded for hours in the…

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“Derail” Patrick breaks another promise

Property tax relief and South Coast Rail were the two promises Patrick offered to southeastern Massachusetts voters in exchange for their votes in 2006. We know what happened to the first one…an update on the second… Patrick ran on two promises to Massachusetts; property tax relief and South Coast Rail. The property tax promise was as empty as the stands…

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