Tag Archives: Robert DeLeo

In the News 2/1/09

GOP Sen. Gregg Obama’s Main Pick For Commerce


Job situation worsens in Bay State
The office reported Jan. 22 that December’s unemployment rate was 6.9 percent, a full percentage point above November’s rate of 5.9 percent. The Massachusetts jobless rate has been consistently below the national level, but December’s numbers brought the state even closer to the national rate…

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Beacon Hill Disgrace

     Here is the official opinion of the Herald News of Fall River concerning DiMasi’s fall from grace & DeLeo’s ascension to the tarnished thrown. http://www.heraldnews.com/opin… After DiMasi’s, Finneran’s and Flaherty’s reigns atop the House, DeLeo has his work cut out for him convincing Massachusetts residents that the Legislature is anything more than a glorified organized crime outfit. Will…

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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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Chess Match in the House

I have several times in the past commended readers here to sign up to receive Jim Sullivan’s stupendous recap of doings on Beacon Hill, the Weekly Round-up at the State House News Service. In today’s review of last week’s shenanigans, there is a very interesting report regarding the behind-the-scenes skirmishing between Ways & Means Chairman Bob DeLeo and Majority…

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