Tag Archives: Charlie Murphy

Murphy Calls Probation Probe the ‘Elephant In The Living Room’

By Kyle Cheney

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, DEC. 13, 2011…..Law enforcement probes into legislatively-driven patronage in the probation department could lead to conclusions that will require changes in the Massachusetts House, according to Rep. Charles Murphy, the Burlington Democrat ousted from his leadership post last week by Speaker Robert DeLeo. Murphy, who aspires to succeed DeLeo when…

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Patrick vs DeLeo: Taxes, Taxes Everywhere… Which Ones to Raise?!?

http://www.bostonherald.com/ne… Gov. Deval Patrick squared off against Robert DeLeo yesterday in the first round of what promises to be a bruising battle, pitting the new House speaker’s proposed 1.5-cent hike in the sales tax vs. the governor’s proposed boosts on the booze, sweets and gas levies. A feisty Patrick demanded lawmakers take up his so-called sin taxes on alcohol and…

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