As we've discussed at some length here, the primary to succeed retiring Senate Prez Travaglini is going on today in the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex district (parts of Boston, Revere, Chelsea Winthrop, and Cambridge). It pits Revere City … [Read more...]
Trav resigning … Get to know Terry Murray.
sez Frank Phillips, who also gives a nice introduction to Senate President-to-be Therese Murray. Must-read.From what I've read and heard, Murray's an odd duck. She's definitely a social liberal -- much more so than Travaglini -- and … [Read more...]
The Trav countdown has officially begun
Sure, we all knew it was coming. But now it's official: the board of the MA Council of Community Hospitals has authorized the initiation of negotiations with a lawyer for MA Senate President Robert Travaglini (D-E. Boston) for Trav to … [Read more...]
Travaglini applies the SJC Ruling to the CONCON arbitrarily for a reason
Is it just me or does someone else finally see the reason why Senate President Robert Travaglini chose to advance one Constitutional Convention ballot question and adjourn before fulfilling his Constitutional duty and voting on another … [Read more...]
Trav as lobbyist?
Now that Finneran's tainted, lobbyists are looking for another big gun with experience leading the legislature around by the nose ...You guessed it!The sudden departure of two highly paid trade association leaders is churning speculation on … [Read more...]
Demand debate time from Sen. Travaglini
[David requested that I re-post this comment in a diary. Happy to oblige.]This is something everyone can agree on, regardless of "process" philosophy.DEMAND DEBATE TIME FROM SEN TRAVAGLINIOne of the most onerous aspects of the past … [Read more...]
Patrick shows The Nice
Well, that was an interesting little eruption between Travaglini and Patrick, wasn't it? And practically over before it started. I was most struck by the sweetness of Patrick's tone in appearing with Trav on Friday (my emphasis):Yesterday, … [Read more...]
Travaglini and his constituency
So, in a sign of Big Time Internal Strife, Trav says Deval's agenda goes through him -- i.e. over his dead body [my emphasis]:According to the notes of one audience member, Travaglini said: "I told the governor-elect, if you're willing to … [Read more...]
Honeymoon Over Before It Starts?
In the lead story in this morning's Globe, Senate President Travaglini is said to have issued a stern warning to Deval Patrick that he had better `cooperate' with the legislature if he wants his agenda to move forward. Whether this is … [Read more...]
Travaglini and DiMasi show True Blue Spirit
If the front page story in Globe today can be believed, Robert E. Travaglini and to a less extent Sal DiMasi showed the type of true blue spirit (of the kind that killed the Clean Elections Law and hasn't let IRV see the light of day) … [Read more...]
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