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Posted on February 19, 2022

02/19/22 Saturday Scoop: Driver’s license bill passed the House & how it happened

We at Act on Mass talk a lot about all the vital progressive bills that don’t pass the state house. To be fair, it’s for good reason….

Posted on February 12, 2022

02/12/2022 Saturday Scoop: Driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants finally getting vote

   The anticipation surrounding “Joint Rule 10 day" (the State House’s deadline to decide what to do with bills still in committee) has….

Posted on February 05, 2022

02/05/22 Saturday Scoop: Hundreds of bills just got “sent to study”

We’ve officially begun the home stretch of the 2021 - 2022 legislative session. Wednesday marked a major deadline for our reps, whittling….

Posted on January 29, 2022

01/29/22 Saturday Scoop: Leadership kills Same Day Registration with procedural trick

 I’ll cut to the chase: the House did not pass Same Day Registration on Thursday.  This isn’t surprising; the House has been killing Same….

Posted on January 25, 2022

The House will be voting on the VOTES Act on Thursday - here's what you need to know

On Friday night (1/21) legislators received an email from the Speaker of the House stating that on the following Thursday (1/27) the House….

Posted on January 22, 2022

01/22/22 Saturday Scoop: Covid relief bill on its way / rally today!

We’re in the dead of winter, which these days seems to mean 47 degrees and sunny on Wednesday and 10 degrees and windy by Friday. What can I….

Posted on January 15, 2022

01/15/22 Saturday Scoop: How often does your rep vote with the Speaker?

You know that feeling when you come back from a vacation and immediately need another vacation? Well, our state reps seem to. The House….

Posted on January 08, 2022

01/08/22 Saturday Scoop: “deeply frustrating” and “a colossal failure” - Welcome back from holiday recess folks!

Happy New Year, Friend! After their seven weeks of holiday recess, the State House is back in full swing. January also marks the beginning….

Posted on December 18, 2021

12/18/2021 Saturday Scoop: Illegal eggs, “red tape,” & misplaced blame

Happy Almost Christmas to all who celebrate! (Personally, I observe Almost Christmas the traditional way: by stressing about gift buying and….

Posted on December 11, 2021

12/11/21 Saturday Scoop: Beacon Hill to let vote by mail expire

We’re three and a half weeks into the Legislature’s seven-week holiday recess, and exactly three weeks away from 2022 (but who’s counting….

Posted on December 04, 2021

12/04/21 Saturday Scoop: 6 reps, $4 billion

Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving full of mashed potatoes and void of heated political arguments! (Hey, one out of two ain’t bad.) Since we….

Posted on November 20, 2021

11/20/21 Saturday Scoop: State House pre-recess scramble

We’re smack dab in the middle of the 2-year legislative session, i.e. midterms for our reps and senators. And like some students (not me….