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March 1, 2015
How to fill that $1.5 billion budget gap - "Significant changes" must come to the nearly $14 billion MassHealth program

WEEKLY ROUNDUP - HONDA OR HYUNDAI?

STORY OF THE WEEK: Firings, hirings and appointments.

The market for knowing who's in, who's out, who's got capital and how they're going to spend it heated up like Beacon Hill's very own Oscars party this week as lobbyists rushed to update their speed dial settings and determine where to send the checks.

March 1, 2015
How to fill that $1.5 billion budget gap - "Significant changes" must come to the nearly $14 billion MassHealth program

WEEKLY ROUNDUP - HONDA OR HYUNDAI?

STORY OF THE WEEK: Firings, hirings and appointments.

The market for knowing who's in, who's out, who's got capital and how they're going to spend it heated up like Beacon Hill's very own Oscars party this week as lobbyists rushed to update their speed dial settings and determine where to send the checks.

February 28, 2015
Dan Wolf, Sarah Peake, Brian Mannal, Vinny deMacedo named

Assignments from the 2015-2016 legislative session are complete with House Speaker Robert DeLeo's announcement of appointments after a Democratic caucus Thursday.

Peake on House Leadership Team

February 28, 2015
Dan Wolf, Sarah Peake, Brian Mannal, Vinny deMacedo named

Assignments from the 2015-2016 legislative session are complete with House Speaker Robert DeLeo's announcement of appointments after a Democratic caucus Thursday.

Peake on House Leadership Team

February 28, 2015
Building Trades Convention in Plymouth Thursday, Fisheries Summit in Boston Monday

WEEK OF MARCH 1, 2015

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February 28, 2015
Building Trades Convention in Plymouth Thursday, Fisheries Summit in Boston Monday

WEEK OF MARCH 1, 2015

February 26, 2015
Cape rep one of bill's sponsors - A coalition needed to ensure a revenue stream and to get the wind industry off the ground

An effort is underway to create a coalition to help promote off-shore wind and energy legislation on Beacon Hill, the president of a stalled wind farm development in Nantucket Sound said Wednesday.

February 26, 2015
Cape rep one of bill's sponsors - A coalition needed to ensure a revenue stream and to get the wind industry off the ground

An effort is underway to create a coalition to help promote off-shore wind and energy legislation on Beacon Hill, the president of a stalled wind farm development in Nantucket Sound said Wednesday.

February 23, 2015
Rep. Hunt to discuss the bridges and Route 6 vegetation restoration plan

The Women's Republican Club of Cape Cod will hold their monthly luncheon meeting on Friday, March 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Riverway Lobster House, 1338 Route 28 in South Yarmouth.

The guest speaker will be 5th Barnstable District State Representative Randy Hunt (R-Sandwich). Rep. Hunt will discuss a variety of topics including the Cape Cod bridges, the Route 6 vegetation restoration plan, the new state administration and legislative news. 

February 23, 2015
Rep. Hunt to discuss the bridges and Route 6 vegetation restoration plan

The Women's Republican Club of Cape Cod will hold their monthly luncheon meeting on Friday, March 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Riverway Lobster House, 1338 Route 28 in South Yarmouth.

The guest speaker will be 5th Barnstable District State Representative Randy Hunt (R-Sandwich). Rep. Hunt will discuss a variety of topics including the Cape Cod bridges, the Route 6 vegetation restoration plan, the new state administration and legislative news. 

February 22, 2015
Transpo woes: Baker offers more commissions; Commuting quandary eludes quick fix

WEEKLY ROUNDUP -
"de Tocqueville writ large"

Recap and analysis of the past week in state government

STORY OF THE WEEK: Gov. Baker has a fever, and the only prescription is more...commissions

The public, those huddled transit riders waiting on slow or never-coming trains, can be a fickle bunch, at least to the politicians they elect. They want their trains to go further, faster and arrive on time, and at least half of them don't want to pay any more for the service they expect.

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February 22, 2015
Transpo woes: Baker offers more commissions; Commuting quandary eludes quick fix

WEEKLY ROUNDUP -
"de Tocqueville writ large"

Recap and analysis of the past week in state government

STORY OF THE WEEK: Gov. Baker has a fever, and the only prescription is more...commissions

The public, those huddled transit riders waiting on slow or never-coming trains, can be a fickle bunch, at least to the politicians they elect. They want their trains to go further, faster and arrive on time, and at least half of them don't want to pay any more for the service they expect.

February 21, 2015
Cape Wind rally on Boston Common next Saturday - Enviro Secretary tours Sandwich and Plymouth beach erosion Friday

Cape Cod Events this week

SATURDAY, FEB. 28, 2015

February 21, 2015
Cape Wind rally on Boston Common next Saturday - Enviro Secretary tours Sandwich and Plymouth beach erosion Friday

Cape Cod Events this week

SATURDAY, FEB. 28, 2015

February 19, 2015
Clergy, school administrators, police and representatives from the DA's Office and the courts to speak

The League of Women Voters of Falmouth will host a public forum entitled "What Is Restorative Justice?" on Thursday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Falmouth Public Library.

According to LWVF, restorative justice is "a theory of justice that emphasizes repairing the harm caused by criminal behavior". The process aims to aid the victim and hold the offender accountable while exploring the impact of the crime upon the community, according to LWVF. 

February 19, 2015
Clergy, school administrators, police and representatives from the DA's Office and the courts to speak

The League of Women Voters of Falmouth will host a public forum entitled "What Is Restorative Justice?" on Thursday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Falmouth Public Library.

According to LWVF, restorative justice is "a theory of justice that emphasizes repairing the harm caused by criminal behavior". The process aims to aid the victim and hold the offender accountable while exploring the impact of the crime upon the community, according to LWVF. 

February 15, 2015
Baker wants to be your Valentine - The budget battle is over - The "nuclear option" - Patrick takes a pass

WEEKLY ROUNDUP - POETRY (OR NOT) IN MOTION

STORY OF THE WEEK: Gov. Baker's near-term agenda gets another unexpected entry: Fix the T.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "We are assured by the governor that the $14 million won't have an impact on service. Well it won't have an impact on Red Line service because there is no service on the Red Line today and it's going to be like that through Sunday." - Sen. John Keenan, of Quincy, on Gov. Baker's approved budget cut to the MBTA.

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February 15, 2015
Baker wants to be your Valentine - The budget battle is over - The "nuclear option" - Patrick takes a pass

WEEKLY ROUNDUP - POETRY (OR NOT) IN MOTION

STORY OF THE WEEK: Gov. Baker's near-term agenda gets another unexpected entry: Fix the T.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "We are assured by the governor that the $14 million won't have an impact on service. Well it won't have an impact on Red Line service because there is no service on the Red Line today and it's going to be like that through Sunday." - Sen. John Keenan, of Quincy, on Gov. Baker's approved budget cut to the MBTA.

February 14, 2015
House votes to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, Senate votes that children trafficked for sex should not be treated or regarded as child prostitutes, restitution to victims of child porn, urge Russia to release female Ukrainian fighter pilot

Three key Senate votes, five in the house

Here's a look at how our members of Congress voted over the previous week

There were three key votes and three roll call votes in the Senate this week. There were five key votes in the House, which held 12 roll call votes. The most important Senate vote was to confirm Ashton B. Carter as Defense Secretary. The most important House vote was to pass a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

February 14, 2015
House votes to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, Senate votes that children trafficked for sex should not be treated or regarded as child prostitutes, restitution to victims of child porn, urge Russia to release female Ukrainian fighter pilot

Three key Senate votes, five in the house

Here's a look at how our members of Congress voted over the previous week

There were three key votes and three roll call votes in the Senate this week. There were five key votes in the House, which held 12 roll call votes. The most important Senate vote was to confirm Ashton B. Carter as Defense Secretary. The most important House vote was to pass a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

February 14, 2015
The biggest Beacon Hill accomplishment so far this year is balancing the $36.5 billion budget

Week of February 14-20,2015

February 14, 2015
The biggest Beacon Hill accomplishment so far this year is balancing the $36.5 billion budget

Week of February 14-20,2015

February 13, 2015
Future issues and projects on the agenda

The Bourne Democratic Town Committee will meet next on Thursday, February 19 at 7 p.m. at the Bourne Veterans Memorial Community Building on Main Street in Buzzards Bay.

The agenda for the meeting will focus on issues and projects for the coming year. The meeting is open to the public.

The group is open to registered residents of Bourne. For more information about the Bourne Democratic Town Committee, visit their website here.

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February 13, 2015
Future issues and projects on the agenda

The Bourne Democratic Town Committee will meet next on Thursday, February 19 at 7 p.m. at the Bourne Veterans Memorial Community Building on Main Street in Buzzards Bay.

The agenda for the meeting will focus on issues and projects for the coming year. The meeting is open to the public.

The group is open to registered residents of Bourne. For more information about the Bourne Democratic Town Committee, visit their website here.