Tag Archives: Charlie Baker

5 Things: O’Connor-Ives Votes Don’t Mesh With Her Spin, Baker Rising, and more…

Kathleen O’Connor Ives’ Votes Don’t Mesh With Her Spin State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives (D-Merrimack Valley) has been telling people in her district that she fought against higher taxes throughout the process, except for the final vote to override the governor’s veto. Here’s what she told the Valley Patriot readers this month. Over the course of the budget process, the…

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5 Things: Anti Casino Ballot Question, Western Special Date Set, Heroux Responds, and more

Coalition of Conservatives and Progressives Band to Stop Gambling A Coalition of pro-family and progressive groups have banded together to stop the state’s casino law.  Common enemies sure make strange bedfellows. A diverse coalition of public health, municipal, family and religious leaders along with concerned citizens from all walks of life submitted an Initiative Petition today to repeal the law…

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A Thought Experiment before the Primary

Republicans, it’s time to talk. We have a primary election coming up on Tuesday. Once again our activists seem to be beating the crap out of each other and the candidates. People who should know better are acting in deplorable, passive-aggressive ways as the circular firing squad continues. Many of these arguments come back to positioning on issues and how…

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A good night in Massachusetts

Yesterday Margery Egan’s column in the Herald – featured with one of that paper’s patented full-front-page splashes – declared “Dem hacks finally get what’s coming.”  Keying off the just-announced criminal indictments of former state Probation head John O’Brien and Tim Cahill’s former chief of staff, Egan marched through a familiar rogues gallery of Massachusetts Democrats who have recently…

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A message from Charlie

I just opened my email to find a “post Labor Day” message from Charlie Baker.  While to most people in the real world, the passing of another Labor Day means nothing more than an end to summer, a beginning to another year of school, and perhaps the stowing away of white pants for another winter; to political junkies (state and…

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