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Posted on July 05, 2024

No information, no health care: MassHealth purges enrollment post-pandemic

Between April 2023 and 2024, nearly 400,000 people lost their MassHealth insurance coverage in a post-pandemic enrollment purge. Of these….

Posted on June 29, 2024

06/29/24 Saturday Scoop: Senate also capitulates to Greater Boston Real Estate Board

It's the final days of pride friend, and summer is coming into full swing! And while it’s not specifically for pride month, this queer….

Posted on June 08, 2024

06/08/24 Saturday Scoop: House capitulates to Greater Boston Real Estate Board

Well friend, there’s less than two months left of formal legislative session and I wish I were writing to you about how our legislators have….

Posted on June 01, 2024

6/01/2024 Saturday Scoop: This is my last Scoop

Friend, It is with a heavy heart and utterly mixed emotions that I write this, my very last, precious Saturday Scoop. Starting this Friday….

Posted on May 11, 2024

5/11/2024 Saturday Scoop: Senate v. House budget + Steward healthcare crisis

Happy May, friend! It’s my favorite time of year — the time when I get to crack my windows open at night and catch the sweet scent of lilacs….

Posted on April 27, 2024

4/27/2024 Saturday Scoop: The House budget “debate” explained

Happy Saturday, friend! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and it looks like spring has finally sprung for good!  (Can you believe….

Posted on April 26, 2024

4/20/2024 Saturday Scoop: Our analysis of the House budget & shelter funding update

Happy Budget Season, friend! It’s that special time of year when, for three whole months, your legislators get to say “I’m just really busy….

Posted on April 16, 2024

3/30/2024 Saturday Scoop: A very theatrical committee hearing + announcing our first endorsement!

It's quiet, friend. Too quiet. There are only four months left of the legislative session in which to pass leadership’s agenda, but you….

Posted on April 16, 2024

3/23/2024 Saturday Scoop: Revenge porn ban & marijuana pardons on their way

Happy spring, friend! And what a classic first week of New England spring it’s been! Which is to say, cold, windy, wet, and cloudy. *sigh* I….

Posted on April 16, 2024

3/9/2024 Saturday Scoop: House votes to limit emergency shelter stays

Happy almost Sunshine Week, friend! NEXT WEEK IS Sunshine Week across the country — a tradition among journalists and good governance….

Posted on February 27, 2024

2/24/2024 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

2/17/2024 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….