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Posted on May 20, 2023

05/20/2023 Saturday Scoop: Joint committee spat a harbinger of drama to come

Happy Saturday, friend! We’re currently nestled in the eye of the budget storm; the House debate is over, and the Senate’s will take place….

Posted on May 13, 2023

05/13/2023 Saturday Scoop: Senate releases budget + April revenue collapse

We’re in the thick of it now, friend! And I don’t just mean pollen season. As the weather heats up, so do the debates on the FY2024 budget….

Posted on April 29, 2023

04/29/2023 Saturday Scoop: House passes budget with no debate

The House passed their version of the FY2024 budget this week, completing another major milestone on its seven month journey to enactment….

Posted on April 15, 2023

04/15/2023 Saturday Scoop: Dem Supermajority votes 150-3 to cut taxes for wealthy

Birds are chirping, my daffodils popped up (finally), and I busted out my tevas for the first time this year, which can only mean one thing….

Posted on April 08, 2023

04/08/2023 Saturday Scoop: New constitutional amendments begin their journey

It’s quiet, friend. Too quiet. And it’s not because there aren’t plenty of critical decisions being made on Beacon Hill this week–we just….

Posted on April 01, 2023

04/01/2023 Saturday Scoop: Healey signs first bill into law + Mariano's tax cut tease

This seemingly slow start to spring (I want daffodils and I want them  now ) is being outmatched by an even slower start on Beacon Hill….

Posted on March 25, 2023

03/25/2023 Saturday Scoop: Mariano's audit response, apathy on evictions and climate

I know, I know. I’m not who you expected in your inbox this morning. Fear not, our regular Scooptress Erin is alive and well and probably….

Posted on March 18, 2023

03/18/2023 Saturday Scoop: The closer you read Healey’s budget, the worse it gets

This was a slow week on Beacon Hill–even for Beacon Hill standards. Not only did the legislature opt against advancing any legislation, they….

Posted on March 11, 2023

03/11/2023 Saturday Scoop: Auditor announces first audit of Legislature in 100 years

Let’s face it: March isn’t the most pleasant month. April has some good days which trick us into making poor jacket decisions on other days….

Posted on March 04, 2023

03/04/2023 Saturday Scoop: Healey proposes tax cuts for ultra-wealthy in GOP-esq budget

Spring goes by a different name on Beacon Hill: Budget Season. When most of us are dreaming of daffodils and counting down the days to….

Posted on February 18, 2023

02/18/2023 Saturday Scoop: Leadership & committee assignments announced: here's what it means

Six weeks into the 193rd legislative session, things are finally starting to move. Or more accurately, things  can  finally move: the senate….

Posted on February 11, 2023

02/11/2023 Saturday Scoop: Term limits removed for senate president & what's next

We did it: we survived another rules season. The House voted on their rules last Wednesday (2/1). In case you didn’t catch it, you can read….