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Posted on May 11, 2024

5/11/2024 Saturday Scoop: Senate v. House budget + Steward healthcare crisis

Happy May, friend! It’s my favorite time of year — the time when I get to crack my windows open at night and catch the sweet scent of lilacs….

Posted on April 27, 2024

4/27/2024 Saturday Scoop: The House budget “debate” explained

Happy Saturday, friend! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and it looks like spring has finally sprung for good!  (Can you believe….

Posted on April 26, 2024

4/20/2024 Saturday Scoop: Our analysis of the House budget & shelter funding update

Happy Budget Season, friend! It’s that special time of year when, for three whole months, your legislators get to say “I’m just really busy….

Posted on April 16, 2024

3/30/2024 Saturday Scoop: A very theatrical committee hearing + announcing our first endorsement!

It's quiet, friend. Too quiet. There are only four months left of the legislative session in which to pass leadership’s agenda, but you….

Posted on April 16, 2024

3/23/2024 Saturday Scoop: Revenge porn ban & marijuana pardons on their way

Happy spring, friend! And what a classic first week of New England spring it’s been! Which is to say, cold, windy, wet, and cloudy. *sigh* I….

Posted on April 16, 2024

3/9/2024 Saturday Scoop: House votes to limit emergency shelter stays

Happy almost Sunshine Week, friend! NEXT WEEK IS Sunshine Week across the country — a tradition among journalists and good governance….

Posted on February 27, 2024

2/24/2024 Saturday Scoop: Healey proposes online lottery + audit the Legislature updates

Happy election season, friend! Like store windows filling up with wreaths and candy canes in October, I swear election season starts earlier….

Posted on February 27, 2024

2/17/2024 Saturday Scoop: Who’s not running for reelection and why it matters

They’re dropping like flies, friend! And by “they” I mean legislators, and by “dropping like flies” I of course respectfully mean not….

Posted on February 15, 2024

The MBTA’s failing funding structure and its origins

There’s no question that the T is infamous for running late, being closed for any number of reasons, or just being an overall inconvenience….

Posted on February 10, 2024

2/10/2024 Saturday Scoop: Analysis of Joint Rule 10 Day and Healey’s budget

Happy belated Joint Rule 10 Day, friend! Or, more accurately, our condolences; this is the day when hundreds of bills in the MA Legislature….

Posted on January 27, 2024

1/27/2024 Saturday (Kiddie) Scoop: Sunlight Act is on the move following our lobby day!

What a week! We had our first ever Lobby Day on Tuesday, which was a huge success. THANK YOU to everyone who made it out to the State House….

Posted on January 13, 2024

01/13/2024 Saturday Scoop: Healey announces cuts to dozens of social programs

Happy rainy day, friend. Sometimes the weather accurately reflects the current mood, and that is certainly true of today; this was a dark….