Tag Archives: John Rogers

Sixteen Furloughs Staring…

Only sixteen state representatives have declined to take the voluntary furloughs being pushed by House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Minority Leader Brad Jones. The list, with a few exceptions, is mostly comprised of state representatives from strong Democratic districts who don’t face any serious challengers. One Republican, Rep. Robert Hargraves, made the list and could not be reached for comment.…

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DeLeo: Rogers Conceeds

It looks like Robert Deleo, and his “Deleo Dollars” have carried the day in the race to be the new Speaker of the House up on Beacon Hill. From the Boston Herald As a battered Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi bid his colleagues farewell today, Ways and Means chairman Robert DeLeo moved into position to claim the coveted seat at the…

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Brad Jones on DiMasi and Speaker Vote

With the resignation of House Speaker Sal DiMasi a vote is expected to today for his successor and it appears the Republicans will not play king maker. Minority Leader Brad Jones does not expect the Republicans to play a role in the election. “If you look at the math it appears that DeLeo has enough votes to win. I will…

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The House Stinks

(Ernie, you are always welcome here.  Even if the other guys ban you. – promoted by EaBo Clipper) Right now Sal DiMasi’s lawyers are in Suffolk Superior Court asking a court to let him keep his records out of the reach of the Sate Ethics Commission. Cognos related. Will the Ethics Commission want Bobby DeLeo’s schedule too? He met with…

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