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December 20, 2014
Senate passes the fiscal 2015 discretionary spending bill - Confirmed Vivek Hallegere Murthy of MA to serve as Surgeon General - Both chambers on holiday recess until the 114th session of Congress begins Jan. 3rd

11 key senate votes, none in the House

It's the final week for the 113th Congress

There were 11 key votes in the Senate this week, which held a total of 34 roll call votes. There were no votes in the House. Both chambers are scheduled to be on holiday recess until January, when the 114th session of Congress begins. The most important Senate vote was to pass the fiscal 2015 discretionary spending bill.

December 20, 2014
Therese Murray: "A lot of local stuff" left to do with 2 weeks left

WEEK OF DEC. 21-27, 2014

December 20, 2014
Therese Murray: "A lot of local stuff" left to do with 2 weeks left

WEEK OF DEC. 21-27, 2014

December 19, 2014
1998: Delahunt's call for Clinton censure rejected

1987: "Tainted fish found in dead whales on Cape Cod"

On this day in 1987 the New York Times ran a story about tainted fish being found in the stomachs of nine whales found dead on Cape Cod beaches:

Contaminated mackerel were found in the stomachs of nine whales that died recently along Cape Cod beaches, a finding that may help explain other mysterious marine fatalities, researchers said today.

December 16, 2014
Upper Cape senator has last leadership meeting with governor

Governor looks back at eight years in office

Murray and DeLeo have a last leadership meeting with Patrick

In three weeks, Gov. Deval Patrick will walk out of the front doors of the State House for the last time as the state's chief executive, eight years after rocketing to prominence as the first black governor of the state.

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December 16, 2014
Upper Cape senator has last leadership meeting with governor

Governor looks back at eight years in office

Murray and DeLeo have a last leadership meeting with Patrick

In three weeks, Gov. Deval Patrick will walk out of the front doors of the State House for the last time as the state's chief executive, eight years after rocketing to prominence as the first black governor of the state.

December 14, 2014
Is bringing the Olympics to Boston a financial boondoggle or a showcase to the world?

WEEKLY ROUNDUP - History encased in stone

STORY OF THE WEEK: Boston's past and future on full display.

Knowing now how the voters of 2014 bought into Governor-elect Charlie Baker's challenge to "Be Great," just exactly what that means and how the story will be told collided this week on two fronts.

With Beacon Hill in full convulsions as one administration prepares to move in and another out, proponents and opponents of bringing the Olympics to Boston debated financial boondoggle versus showcase to the world.

December 14, 2014
Is bringing the Olympics to Boston a financial boondoggle or a showcase to the world?

WEEKLY ROUNDUP - History encased in stone

STORY OF THE WEEK: Boston's past and future on full display.

Knowing now how the voters of 2014 bought into Governor-elect Charlie Baker's challenge to "Be Great," just exactly what that means and how the story will be told collided this week on two fronts.

With Beacon Hill in full convulsions as one administration prepares to move in and another out, proponents and opponents of bringing the Olympics to Boston debated financial boondoggle versus showcase to the world.

December 13, 2014
Congress passes bill to fund government programs in fiscal 2015

Nine key votes in the House, four in the Senate

At the last minute they prevent another government shutdown

December 13, 2014
Congress passes bill to fund government programs in fiscal 2015

Nine key votes in the House, four in the Senate

At the last minute they prevent another government shutdown

December 13, 2014
Wareham gets 4 more liquor licenses - Bourne amends Town Charter - Turner bids farewell - Murray lights Menorah

WEEK OF DEC. 14-19, 2014

Beacon Hill bids farewell to Cape rep, Several bills await Patrick's signature

Departing House members say goodbye next week as the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center gets an update on its search for a president and the penultimate jobs report reflecting on Gov. Deval Patrick's eight-year tenure is released.

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December 13, 2014
Wareham gets 4 more liquor licenses - Bourne amends Town Charter - Turner bids farewell - Murray lights Menorah

WEEK OF DEC. 14-19, 2014

Beacon Hill bids farewell to Cape rep, Several bills await Patrick's signature

Departing House members say goodbye next week as the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center gets an update on its search for a president and the penultimate jobs report reflecting on Gov. Deval Patrick's eight-year tenure is released.

December 9, 2014
Sees little point to the legislation - House warms to the plan

Beacon Hill likes plan to force a "Learner's Permit" flag on novice drivers

Cape Cod State Rep. Cleon Turner says problem doesn't exist

Novice drivers in Massachusetts would be required to display decals indicating their inexperience under legislation that advanced in the House Monday.

December 9, 2014
Sees little point to the legislation - House warms to the plan

Beacon Hill likes plan to force a "Learner's Permit" flag on novice drivers

Cape Cod State Rep. Cleon Turner says problem doesn't exist

Novice drivers in Massachusetts would be required to display decals indicating their inexperience under legislation that advanced in the House Monday.

December 7, 2014
Uneasy lies the head that wants to wear the crown ~ First openly Gay Senate President defends himself ~ Mark Wahlberg says "Pardon me"

WEEKLY ROUNDUP - 
GOOD (BAD) VIBRATIONS

Recap and analysis of the week in state government

Goodbye. I'm sorry. It won't happen again.

STORY OF THE WEEK: Uneasy lies the head that wants to wear the crown.

December 7, 2014
Uneasy lies the head that wants to wear the crown ~ First openly Gay Senate President defends himself ~ Mark Wahlberg says "Pardon me"

WEEKLY ROUNDUP - 
GOOD (BAD) VIBRATIONS

Recap and analysis of the week in state government

Goodbye. I'm sorry. It won't happen again.

STORY OF THE WEEK: Uneasy lies the head that wants to wear the crown.

December 6, 2014
House canceled Social Security benefits for Nazis - Senate awards golfer Jack Nicklaus a Congressional gold medal

10 Key Votes this past week in both Chambers

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December 6, 2014
House canceled Social Security benefits for Nazis - Senate awards golfer Jack Nicklaus a Congressional gold medal

10 Key Votes this past week in both Chambers

December 6, 2014
Fallout from Ferguson - Tax collections are just about meeting budget benchmarks, economic growth has been strong enough to trigger a slight income tax cut

WEEK OF DEC. 7, 2014

December 6, 2014
Fallout from Ferguson - Tax collections are just about meeting budget benchmarks, economic growth has been strong enough to trigger a slight income tax cut

WEEK OF DEC. 7, 2014

December 3, 2014
New members welcome to attend

The Barnstable Democratic Town Committee will host their annual holiday party on Wednesday, December 10 at 6 p.m. at 586 Bistro, 586 Main Street in Hyannis.

The committee will be expanding its membership in 2015. Anyone interested in becoming a member is encouraged to attend.

Local legislators have been invited to attend the event. There will be light fare and a cash bar.

To RSVP, contact Janet Joakim at janetjoakim@gmail.com or 562-546-2632.

December 3, 2014
New members welcome to attend

The Barnstable Democratic Town Committee will host their annual holiday party on Wednesday, December 10 at 6 p.m. at 586 Bistro, 586 Main Street in Hyannis.

The committee will be expanding its membership in 2015. Anyone interested in becoming a member is encouraged to attend.

Local legislators have been invited to attend the event. There will be light fare and a cash bar.

To RSVP, contact Janet Joakim at janetjoakim@gmail.com or 562-546-2632.

November 30, 2014
The shortened holiday week brought the legislature no closer to a resolution over the projected budget deficit

WEEKLY ROUNDUP - LEFTOVERS

If simple post-election lethargy wasn't sufficient to get the job done, the State House and its inhabitants, including those who will be arriving, fully succumbed to the temptations of a holiday interrupted, tryptophan-dulled week.

Anxious to beat the turnpike traffic and an impending dose of white winter, Beacon Hill's marbled halls emptied ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Budget problems, transition efforts, and non-turkey pardons all could wait.

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November 30, 2014
The shortened holiday week brought the legislature no closer to a resolution over the projected budget deficit

WEEKLY ROUNDUP - LEFTOVERS

If simple post-election lethargy wasn't sufficient to get the job done, the State House and its inhabitants, including those who will be arriving, fully succumbed to the temptations of a holiday interrupted, tryptophan-dulled week.

Anxious to beat the turnpike traffic and an impending dose of white winter, Beacon Hill's marbled halls emptied ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Budget problems, transition efforts, and non-turkey pardons all could wait.