Tag Archives: Robert DeLeo

At least this Mass Democrat Do-Nothing Political Hack Job is Coming to an End

Fierce political fallout from his $40,000-a-year position as a State House clerk prompted embattled former state Rep. Anthony Verga to hand in his retirement papers last week. Verga, who was appointed by former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi after he lost his bid for re-election, said he’s leaving because of heavy media scrutiny. “I’m retiring because it’s time. Since I’m getting…

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The Political Significance Of South Boston’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast

(Wow! What a post! Take notice fellow RMGers: this is quality work.   – promoted by garrett3000) Anyone who wants to understand why the Democrats have a lock on Massachusetts politics should check out the annual South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast at least once in their lives. I did. Here’s my story. This year’s breakfast was held last Sunday…

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Democrats Seek to Hike Sales Tax

( – promoted by DD4RP) Top state lawmakers are seriously considering a controversial and politically risky plan to boost the sales tax by one penny to 6 percent, socking it to Bay State residents already facing possible gas and booze hikes. Both House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop) and Senate Ways and Means chairman Steve Panagiotakos (D-Lowell) are eying a sales…

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Casinos: Coming soon to a City or Town Near You?

     The Standard-Times of New Bedford has a couple of articles in today’s paper concerning the future of casinos in the Commonwealth.  The SouthCoast area is the home of 2 of the would-be casinos sites: New Bedford & Middleboro.     The first few quotes deal with the possibility of legislation due to the change of Speakers in the…

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