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Should The Legislature Reform Its Rules?

Some of the most important roll call votes take place once every two years during the “rules” debate. The Sunlight Foundation recently said that Massachusetts is one of just four states to earn an “F” grade for a lack of transparency in state government. We can and must do better! Below are our top 5 recommendations for the legislature to…

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Bipartisanship in the Senate

    About a month ago, Senator Jamie Eldridge’s office filed legislation on my behalf. The draft bills, currently Senate Dockets 1921 and 1922, deal with improving the business climate in the state beyond the Clawback bill, and reforming state government while reducing spending. Granted, they’re both large-scale undertakings, but I feel it is necessary to get them on the…

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Congress has “intellectually dishonest” rules.

http://www.rules.house.gov/arc…

http://www.rules.house.gov/arc…
Likewise, it has been held that a member could not:      

    call the President a “liar.”     call the President a “hypocrite.”     describe the President’s veto of a bill as “cowardly.”     charge that the President has been “intellectually dishonest.”     refer to the President as “giving aid and comfort to

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