Tag Archives: Massachusetts

Wanted: conservative free speech advocates

You should care about a case pending before the commonwealth’s highest court if your answer to the following question is “no.” Should politicians be allowed to use the harassment-prevention laws to silence their opponents? That is the essence of the issue that the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) will wrestle with in December when it hears oral arguments in Van Liew…

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Time for Public Hearings on Boston 2024/Go Boston 2030 Spending

Cross posted at BlueMassGroup.com In Tuesday’s edition of the Boston Herald an article appeared stating that members of Boston 2024 and Go Boston 2030 have been meeting “behind closed doors” with some state legislators and transportation officials to discuss long-term transportation plans for the Boston.  Many of those duly elected and charged with helping to shape the Commonwealth’s transportation policy…

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Is New England Going Red in 2014?

In 2014, Republican Governors are staving off attacks in their respective contests. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Michigan’s Rick Snyder are breaking away from their Democratic opponents, despite a few months of setbacks, with middling poll numbers. Other Republican Governors are struggling, or have become political dead meat. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback enshrined comprehensive tax and spending cuts. He also…

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Deval Patrick (D) gets an F from the Cato Institute

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– promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) From the report entitled Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors 2014 “Governor Patrick’s low score results mainly from his record of proposed and enacted tax increases. In 2012 he proposed higher taxes on cigarettes and corporations. In 2013 he signed into law increases in sales taxes, cigarette taxes, and gas taxes.…

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Massachusetts Candidates on Health Care: A Quick Primer

Before anything else: don’t forget that there is a primary election on Tuesday, September 9 in Massachusetts. All statewide offices are up for election, so be sure to go to nominate your choices for governor, treasurer, attorney general and auditor–and seriously, don’t neglect the auditor. Health care is big in Massachusetts. Not only does the state have some global-best hospitals,…

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Is 16 Year Old Voter Registration Coming to Massachusetts?

If the recently released Election Law Conference Committee report is passed into law, 16 year old “pre-regisgration” to vote will be the law in Massachusetts.  The proposed legislation instructs every city and town will need to pre-register voters who meet every other voting prerequisite but are older than 16 and younger than 18. The conference report, released today (pdf),…

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Evaluating the MA-GOP’s Demands for “Party Unity”

Last year, my State Committeewoman Lisa Barstow put on her Facebook page that she wanted to hear from fellow Republicans from Brookline, Newton and Wellesley [precincts A,C,D,E, and H] what’s working, what’s not, how is the GOP going to see victory in 2014. In the wake of the state party’s officers demanding “party unity” from the base while defending what…

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Horror Stories of Obamacare

In response to latest, and lamest, line of attack from libs, trolls, and other creepy progressives who go bump in the night, I have started asking people to share Obamacare horror stories, either their own or other people’s. Here are some of the stories which I have heard or have been shared with me: Jay Berman



I’m 57, healthy, went…

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Horror Stories of Obamacare

In response to latest, and lamest, line of attack from libs, trolls, and other creepy progressives who go bump in the night, I have started asking people to share Obamacare horror stories, either their own or other people’s. Here are some of the stories which I have heard or have been shared with me: Jay Berman



I’m 57, healthy, went…

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