Tag Archives: Charles Murphy

Yes, Changing One Representative Can Make a Big Difference

A couple of weeks back I ran into my incumbent at an event at the Tanner Tavern in Woburn. While I was collecting signatures for my campaign, I told voters that we need to change Beacon Hill by changing our representatives. My incumbent’s response – changing me won’t be much change for Beacon Hill. I guess he doesn’t remember the…

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Beacon Hill KOs Fingerprint Scans to prevent “Phantom Voting”

http://www.bostonherald.com/ne… House lawmakers charged with ending the plague of phantom voting have ruled out a fingerprint verification system – even as some say the abuse is still going on during key budget measures. That decision by the bipartisan committee appointed by House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi drew an immediate rebuke from the Republican who originally suggested the fingerprint system. “The current…

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Phantom of the State House

A top House lawmaker was tending to “personal business” in sunny St. Croix on Tuesday when he was mysteriously recorded voting on seven key budget measures, the Herald has learned – a blatant violation that harks back to the phantom voting scandal a decade ago. State Rep. Charles Murphy (D-Burlington) acknowledged he was in the Virgin Islands, not in the…

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