With Labor Day approaching, I thought the BMG community would be especially interested in hearing about efforts to support the Salary Reserve for low-paid human service workers that the Governor and legislature have left behind for the last … [Read more...]
Casinos dead for the year?
I'm hearing that Terry Murray doesn't have the votes for an override of the Gov's veto, so DeLeo's giving up. No special session.Right now ... this is kind of a win-for-losing thing for the gov. He doesn't have to … [Read more...]
What happens if Delahunt retires? (Crossposted from MassBeacon.com)
The Globe mentions Senate President Therese Murray as a potential candidate, and I could definitely see her making the jump. She represents a good chunk of the district, has served in the State Senate for nearly 20 years, and her time … [Read more...]
Prez Murray is still mad. (How long does that last?)
In case you were wondering if Terry Murray was still irritated at the Governor for stealing her fire -- and frankly, for out-performing her in the Reform-Before-Revenue game, check out these two statements. The first is from her office on … [Read more...]
Together we can?
Ryan found it in his email box first. Here's a joint statement from the Gov, Sen. Prez Murray, and Speaker DeLeo: “The news of yesterday’s indictments and the nature of the charges are deeply disturbing. All … [Read more...]
Sen. Prez Murray gets some wires crossed.
Now this is a lede. Matt Viser, take a bow. Senate President Therese Murray escalated tensions among leading Democrats on Beacon Hill this week, calling Governor Deval Patrick "irrelevant" during a radio interview and saying she wished he … [Read more...]
MA health care law: It’s affordable
... for the state, at least. Mass. Taxpayers Foundation (Mike Widmer's outfit) says it has only cost the state [an increase of] $88 million a year:An analysis by the Massachusetts Taxpayer Foundation finds that the cost of this … [Read more...]
Target: Sacred Cows (Even the Successes?)
Authored by bipartisan leaders (including, full disclosure, my former boss, Speaker DiMasi), the bill required all sides to give - with a mandate that people get insurance, that most businesses provide it and that the state and feds pay big … [Read more...]
“Why raise any new taxes on the status quo?”
Here's the second video message from the Governor on the sales tax, which came out on Friday. It's a call for action from us jes' folks, as well as a nudge to the legislature.I think it's good, solid, bold yet … [Read more...]
Winner winner chicken dinner
Oh Lordy. This will solve all of our problems.State Senate President Therese Murray said today that a bill allowing casinos in Massachusetts will be debated by both houses of the Legislature this fall as lawmakers intensify the push to … [Read more...]