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Posted on December 17, 2022

Legislator farewell speeches: highlights

As is tradition on Beacon Hill, lawmakers who won’t be returning for the next session for one reason or another made farewell speeches on….

Posted on November 09, 2022

Question 6 Passes by an Average of 85%

Results have been slowly trickling in since polls closed on Tuesday night and although we’re still awaiting final tallies, I can say with….

Posted on November 04, 2022

Biden’s Marijuana Pardons and the War on Drugs in Massachusetts

We said we’d post about Biden’s marijuana pardon early last month, and here it is, folks. Let’s be clear: this is a huge deal. A pardon….

Posted on October 29, 2022

10/29/2022 Saturday Scoop: Step therapy bill on the move + midterm stakes

Happy Halloween, Friends! Leaves on the trees have turned blood red, ghosts and ghouls are emerging from their slumber, and the spookiest….

Posted on October 22, 2022

10/22/2022 Saturday Scoop: Malden and Haverhill teachers strikes illegal according to MA law

Happy General Election Season, Friends! The deadline to register to vote is Saturday 10/29–a week from today. Moving the registration….

Posted on October 15, 2022

10/15/2022 Saturday Scoop: What the legislature can do about the housing crisis

Friends, The leaves have started to turn, birds are chirping, and I just spent this perfect sunny afternoon canvassing in Medford for Yes on….

Posted on October 08, 2022

10/08/2022 Saturday Scoop: What Biden’s marijuana pardons means for Massachusetts

Friends, In a week full of big national news, the news coming out of the Massachusetts State House is same old, same old: legislators  still….

Posted on October 01, 2022

10/01/2022 Saturday Scoop: Who’s getting the $3 billion in tax refunds this fall

Happy October, friends! Let’s kick off the spookiest month of the year with a scary story: It was the last night of July–a dark and stormy….

Posted on September 18, 2022

09/17/2022 Saturday Scoop: DeSantis trafficks migrants to Martha’s Vineyard as political stunt

Hi friends, The slow news period that typically follows the end of formal sessions at the State House was suddenly interrupted this week….

Posted on September 11, 2022

09/10/2022 Saturday Scoop: Primary night results & what comes next

Well, friends, I’m not going to sugarcoat it. The results of Tuesday’s primary were not what we wanted. It was an all around bad night for….

Posted on September 03, 2022

09/03/2022 Saturday Scoop: Why the T is on fire & what you can do about it

Happy September, friends!  Is it just me or does August seem to get shorter every year? Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end of summer….

Posted on August 27, 2022

08/27/2022 Saturday Scoop: Immigrant driver’s license bill repeal efforts gaining steam

 Starting today (Saturday 8/27) through Friday 9/2, you can cast your ballot in person and beat the election day rush–my personal voting….