Tag Archives: legislation

PIPA & SOPA Must Die!

If either the US Senate’s Protect IP Act (PIPA) or the US House’s Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) become law, political blogs such as Red Mass Group (RMG) & Blue Mass Group (BMG) will cease to exist. The congressional anti-piracy bill, if passed, would not be content to “censor” & “criminalize” the internet. It would kill it. So says…

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Senator Brown’s mistaken support of PROTECT-IP

He started his term by supporting the financial overhaul, which was a tremendous mistake.   Most recently, he’s decided to support the mis-named PROTECT-IP act.   I’m at a loss to understand the way in which Senator Brown is receiving input from constituents and making decisions about legislation to support. His support of the financial overhaul legislation shortly after he…

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Needham Teen & Sen. Scott Brown File Bill to Project Animals from Needless Vocal Surgery

     Republican State Senator Scott Brown is busy helping a Needham teen tackle an important, if generally overlooked, issue of treating animals humanely.  It may not be a big budgetary issue but Logan’s Law is a bipartisan issue that I believe we should thank Scott Brown, but especially 15-year-old Jordan Star, for bringing not just to our attention via…

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Sen. Menard Files New Casino Bill

Mass. Senator files new bill to allow casino gambling in Hampden, Bristol counties

by The Republican Newsroom

Friday January 16, 2009, 1:44 PM By NANCY H. GONTER

ngonter@repub.com Legislation to allow casino gambling in the state, including one site in Hampden County, has been proposed by a state Senate leader and other legislators…. http://www.masslive.com/news/i… State Rep. Todd M. Smola, R-Palmer,…

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Lawmakers – 1,000 Great Places Commission?!?! WTF!

(Perhaps they are going with the Who’s Who in Massachusetts approach.  You know those books that throw you in them so you’ll buy it for $150.00.  The only people who buy the books are the people in them.  See it’s nice you’re named one of a thousand.  Now you owe us $1000 for “promotion” and $5000 for a “historical marker”…

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