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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….

Posted on August 20, 2022

Spilka’s refusal to recognize Mass. State House Employee's Union

The 192nd session of the Massachusetts legislature ended at 10:10 AM on August 1st, after an arduous 23-hour final session. While a number….

Posted on August 20, 2022

08/20/2022 Saturday Scoop: Which bills Baker signed + how to vote

We’re deep in the throes of August, formal sessions of the legislative session are over, and everyone seems to be on vacation. Even I….

Posted on August 06, 2022

08/06/2022 Saturday Scoop: End of session analysis + WE’RE ON THE BALLOT

The 192nd legislative session ended more with a whimper than a bang after a 23-hour final session that bled well into Monday morning. But….

Posted on July 26, 2022

07/26/2022 Tuesday Scoop: ”now we have to live with those consequences”

Before you get too excited: no, it's not really Saturday. I'm afraid the weekend is still three long days away. But not long enough for our….

Posted on July 16, 2022

07/16/2022 Saturday Scoop: Beacon Hill needs to get their priorities straight

The Massachusetts State House has a certain M.O.: at the start of the session, reps file upwards of 7,000 bills. But the vast majority of….

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….