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Baker, Rosenberg go nuclear

There’s a new credo on Beacon Hill, apparently: If things aren’t going your way, blow it up. In the Legislature, Senate President Stanley Rosenberg appears to be following through on invoking the “nuclear option” he has been threatening to use unless the House becomes more accommodating in releasing Senate bills from the joint committees, where House members(...)

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DeLeo vs. Rosenberg

The battle for control of the legislative process on Beacon Hill took an interesting turn on Tuesday, when House Speaker Robert DeLeo dismissed a Senate rules proposal as “ill-advised, disruptive, and …detrimental to the public interest.” For weeks, DeLeo’s top lieutenant, House Majority Leader Ron Mariano, has been hammering Senate President Stanley Rosenberg for violating(...)

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Hillary happens, but it’s still party that matters

It was surely one of the most widely anticipated presidential campaign kickoff announcements in history. But the lack of suspense did nothing to stop the floodgates from opening for yet another round in the time-honored sport of Clinton deconstruction. Hillary Clinton‘s effort at a low-key launch that wasn’t overly scripted, and in which she didn’t(...)

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Wynn’s problems pile up

Lately, the news hasn’t been good for Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn. He’s trying to kick his ex-wife off the Wynn Resorts board of directors, and the infighting is getting nasty. The Baker administration told him late Friday night that he needed to resolve long-term traffic issues in Sullivan Square by working with Boston(...)

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