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Posted on January 15, 2022

01/15/22 Saturday Scoop: How often does your rep vote with the Speaker?

You know that feeling when you come back from a vacation and immediately need another vacation? Well, our state reps seem to. The House….

Posted on January 08, 2022

01/08/22 Saturday Scoop: “deeply frustrating” and “a colossal failure” - Welcome back from holiday recess folks!

Happy New Year, Friend! After their seven weeks of holiday recess, the State House is back in full swing. January also marks the beginning….

Posted on December 18, 2021

12/18/2021 Saturday Scoop: Illegal eggs, “red tape,” & misplaced blame

Happy Almost Christmas to all who celebrate! (Personally, I observe Almost Christmas the traditional way: by stressing about gift buying and….

Posted on December 11, 2021

12/11/21 Saturday Scoop: Beacon Hill to let vote by mail expire

We’re three and a half weeks into the Legislature’s seven-week holiday recess, and exactly three weeks away from 2022 (but who’s counting….

Posted on December 04, 2021

12/04/21 Saturday Scoop: 6 reps, $4 billion

Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving full of mashed potatoes and void of heated political arguments! (Hey, one out of two ain’t bad.) Since we….

Posted on November 20, 2021

11/20/21 Saturday Scoop: State House pre-recess scramble

We’re smack dab in the middle of the 2-year legislative session, i.e. midterms for our reps and senators. And like some students (not me….

Posted on November 13, 2021

11/13/21: Introducing the Saturday Scoop!

Back by popular demand, welcome to our second weekly Saturday morning digest. With these new weekly emails, we hope to 1) send you fewer….

Posted on July 16, 2021

The House Rules Debate: Here’s What Happened

In April 2021, we launched The People’s House campaign - a grassroots lobbying campaign for commonsense rules reform in the MA State House….

Posted on April 02, 2021

The fight for K-12 education funding isn’t over yet

Last session, we covered how the MA legislature had been underfunding K-12 public education for decades, and we didn’t mince words . But at….

Posted on March 21, 2021

How Massachusetts Can Fight the Student Debt Crisis

Student debt holders in the state of Massachusetts owe an average of $31,821 per borrower. As a whole, this adds up to over $35.9 billion….

Posted on March 11, 2021

Stop the Double Dip Tax Break

Today, the MA House will be voting on H.89, a bill that deals with a number of important issues such as unemployment insurance, emergency….

Posted on March 04, 2021

The Fight to Reopen Schools Safely

Vaccine distribution in Massachusetts is finally starting to catch up to the rest of the country, despite enduring problems with appointment….