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Posted on July 02, 2022

07/02/2022 Saturday Scoop: Announcing our second round of endorsements & major abortion bill

The end of the legislative session is just a month away (or, according to how I measure time, four Saturday Scoops away). And four Scoops….

Posted on June 25, 2022

06/25/2022 Saturday Scoop: Grief & next steps in the Post-Roe era

It’s hard to know what to say at times like this. We like to think that, over time, things are getting better. That we’re making progress….

Posted on June 18, 2022

06/18/2022 Saturday Scoop: You win some, you lose some

With six precious weeks until the end of the legislative session, there has been a steady trickle of bills passing the State House. But this….

Posted on June 11, 2022

06/11/2022 Saturday Scoop: You win some, you lose some

ACs are blasting, my tomato plants are blossoming, and I’m suddenly painfully aware of how many weekends there are until September (thirteen….

Posted on June 05, 2022

06/04/2022 Saturday Scoop: Announcing our first state rep endorsements

It’s been a while!  While I was snacking on  cicchetti  and drinking Aperol spritzes, our legislators were busy chipping away at their pile….

Posted on May 14, 2022

05/14/2022 Saturday Scoop: Senate releases budget proposal, session countdown begins

Happy scorcher, friend! I hope you are keeping well-hydrated, staying cool, and lugging all your fans and/or AC units up from the basement….

Posted on May 07, 2022

05/07/2022 Saturday Scoop: What overturning Roe means for MA

It is with anger, fear, and solidarity that I write you today. The news of the impending repeal of federal abortion rights is shocking and….

Posted on April 30, 2022

04/30/2022 Saturday Scoop: House rejects Baker’s tax cuts, passes progressive budget

After just three formal sessions, the House  passed  their budget on Wednesday, which came across the finish line at $49.7 billion.  And the….

Posted on April 16, 2022

04/16/2022 Saturday Scoop: House releases 2023 budget, 1,500+ amendments

House Ways & Means released their draft of the  2023 budget  on Wednesday, totaling around $50 billion. This marks the official start of the….

Posted on April 09, 2022

04/09/2022 Saturday Scoop: Senate staffers make historic bid to unionize

Flowers are in bloom, buds are popping up on every tree in sight, and most exciting of all – spring municipal elections are just around the….

Posted on April 02, 2022

04/02/2022 Saturday Scoop: Lyft & Uber’s anti-worker effort turns to the State House

You know what they say: April showers bring May flowers. And in the Massachusetts Legislature, April hearings bring May budgets (although I….

Posted on March 26, 2022

03/26/2022 Saturday Scoop: New report shows evictions largely affecting POCs

When was the last time a report commissioned to study an issue in Massachusetts came back with good news? I don’t know, but it certainly….