Tag Archives: Robert Hedlund

Senate Republicans Offer Alternative Congressional Districts Map

(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,”…

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State Senate GOP Can Singlehandedly Save Taxpayers Tens of Thousands of Dollars

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 –…

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Politics and Pizza

Like many of us, I’m finding it challenging to decide which campaign to volunteer for this spring.  To help decide, I’ve pulled all the pizza-related campaign expenditures I could find on the Massachusetts’ campaign finance database, and grouped them by Pizzeria and Campaign.  Results are below: Pizzeria Campaign Amount A & D Pizza Glodis, Guy William $500.00 A&N Pizza Connolly,…

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Senate passes $100 million tax as GOP Caucus attempts to rein in Connector Authority

( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) The Massachusetts Senate Republican Caucus opposed a bill passed by Senate Democrats today that imposes a $100 million tax on hospitals to lower small business health insurance costs while granting greatly expanded powers to the state’s Health Care Connector Authority. Although Democrats insist the new “assessment” on hospitals is not a tax,…

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News: Hedlund plans to run for re-election;

The Scituate Mariner is reporting that Hedlund may be interested in the Minority Leader’s position next year. Hedlund is running for re-election. Scituate – As it stands now, Republican state Sen. Bob Hedlund of Weymouth and Democratic state Reps. Jim Cantwell of Marshfield and Garrett Bradley of Hingham say they intend on running for re-election this year. “There were a…

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