Casinos spent less on lobbying Massachusetts lawmakers in 2012

Ed Markey's economic plan - Romney to make first public speech - Bielat decides against special election run
The Top Local Political stories for Feb. 19, 2013

Here are Massachusetts' political headlines for Thursday, February 21, 2013:


  • Republican Sean Bielat decides against Massachusetts special election run. That leaves State Rep. Daniel Winslow, former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez and former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan
  • April 10 is the last day for Massachusetts residents to register to vote in the April 30 primaries for U.S. Senate deadline set in Massachusetts for US Senate special election
  • U.S. Rep. Ed Markey's economic plan would end corporate tax breaks, cut defense spending, eliminate oil subsidies and reform Medicare
  • Mitt Romney to make first public speech Match 15 at conservative his first public speech next month at a large gathering of conservatives.
  • Casinos spent less on lobbying Massachusetts lawmakers in 2012. The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe topped the list in 2012, spending more than half a million dollars on lobbying, nearly double the $277,000 the tribe spent in 2011.
  • Massachusetts Most Liberal State, According to Recent Poll with 31 percent of the population identifying themselves as liberal.
  • Trying to parse Senate candidate Lynch’s view on abortion

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