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Posted on February 27, 2024

1/24/2024 Saturday Scoop: Healey proposes online lottery + audit the Legislature updates

Happy election season, friend! Like store windows filling up with wreaths and candy canes in October, I swear election season starts earlier….

Posted on February 27, 2024

1/17/2024 Saturday Scoop: Who’s not running for reelection and why it matters

They’re dropping like flies, friend! And by “they” I mean legislators, and by “dropping like flies” I of course respectfully mean not….

Posted on February 15, 2024

The MBTA’s failing funding structure and its origins

There’s no question that the T is infamous for running late, being closed for any number of reasons, or just being an overall inconvenience….

Posted on January 13, 2024

01/13/2024 Saturday Scoop: Healey announces cuts to dozens of social programs

Happy rainy day, friend. Sometimes the weather accurately reflects the current mood, and that is certainly true of today; this was a dark….

Posted on January 06, 2024

01/06/2024 Saturday Scoop: Mariano calls for “fiscal prudence” after cutting taxes for rich

Happy New Year, friend! I hope you had a wonderful and restful holiday season. In fact, I hope you got to spend your holiday like a state….

Posted on December 09, 2023

12/09/2023 Saturday Scoop: Speaker Mariano’s hard look in the mirror

🎵 Oh the state of our democracy is frightful 🎵 🎵 But the fire of the will of the people is so delightful 🎵 Take it away, friend! Ok, I….

Posted on December 02, 2023

12/02/2023 Saturday Scoop: With help from Dems, GOP blocks crucial bill

Get a load of this: “Such a plodding pace is not new on Beacon Hill; just two years ago, one national study deemed the Massachusetts….

Posted on November 25, 2023

11/25/2023 Saturday Scoop: Legislature leaves migrants and public employees in the lurch

Friend, I owe you and your loved ones belated well wishes for a recent holiday, a cherished American tradition: the Saturday Scoop’s two….

Posted on November 04, 2023

11/04/2023 Saturday Scoop: Migrant crisis & legislature audit receive legal hurdles

Happy November, friend! I’ve replaced my sundresses with wool sweaters, harvested the last tomatoes from my garden, and am now ending my….

Posted on October 28, 2023

10/28/2023 Saturday Scoop: Right to shelter in jeopardy + Healey's housing bill explained

Don’t you love a good jump scare, friend? That part in a scary movie where, after things are eerily quiet and still, something suddenly….

Posted on October 07, 2023

10/07/2023 Saturday Scoop: Rep. Connolly ALSO debuts original song, and no we’re not kidding

Well, it’s official. Governor Healey signed the  $1 billion tax cut bill  on Wednesday, essentially cutting as much in taxes as will be….

Posted on October 01, 2023

10/01/2023 Saturday Scoop: Legislature passes $1 bil in tax cuts, virtually undoing Fair Share

Buckle up, friend. It’s a bleak Scoop today. Removing any shred of doubt, the Massachusetts Legislature made it clear this week who they are….