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Posted on August 14, 2023

08/12/2023 Saturday Scoop: Healey's budget vetoes and who they impact most

We meet again friend, Our regular scooptress Erin is on a birthday vacation (good for her!), which means I get to do all the complaining….

Posted on August 05, 2023

08/05/2023 Saturday Scoop: We have a budget! + Updates on the House v. Senate power grab

Happy August! In addition to it being the best month of the year (and no I am not just saying that because it’s my birth month, and frankly….

Posted on July 29, 2023

07/29/2023 Saturday Scoop: Complacency, infighting, and lethargy, oh my!

We finally have a budget! Well, sort of: legislative leaders  announced  Friday afternoon that the House and Senate negotiators have come to….

Posted on July 18, 2023

07/15/2023 Saturday Scoop: I’m here for the t-shirt

I’m just here for the t-shirt. or so Ways & Means Chair Aaron Michlewitz quipped at an event on Monday when he was asked by a reporter….

Posted on July 01, 2023

07/1/2023 Saturday Scoop: a historic hearing for prison moratorium bill + housing crisis update

It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy.  If you’re a lawmaker on Beacon Hill, that is. Continuing the  slowest and least productive….

Posted on June 17, 2023

06/17/2023 Saturday Scoop: Senate passes tax cut bill, whiffs on affordable housing

If you felt things were a little strange on Thursday, perhaps it was because of the full moon.  And by “full moon” I mean the thong-clad….

Posted on June 10, 2023

06/10/2023 Saturday Scoop: Senate tax bill proposal & climate fight blunders

I think this whole “we need to fix the broken State House” message is catching on:  Legislature does the people’s work behind closed doors….

Posted on May 27, 2023

05/27/2023 Saturday Scoop: Senate passes budget, sends it to closed-door conference committee

Hi, friend! After reading their  latest op-ed  about the State House, it’s starting to feel like the  Boston Globe Editorial Board  is….

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….