Margaret Monsell


Stories by Margaret Monsell

Breaking down the Legislature’s ARPA veto options

Perhaps Baker can reassure lawmakers in early January

Is it true no one wants to work anymore?

Unemployment insurance expansions expire on Labor Day

Will DOC’s insistence on jury trial hold up?

SJC balancing due process rights in sexually dangerous hearing

Legislature punted on emergency powers issue in 2009

Polito, then a rep, voted against broadening governor’s authority

Why is Beacon Hill embracing sick bank bills?

Lawmakers are avoiding their real responsibilities

Trump labor secretary spreads dangerous misinformation

Scalia fails to acknowledge COVID risk as grounds for not returning to work

Soldiers’ Home early retirements costly

Many of the problems can be traced to 2015 initiative

Healey UI attacks on Baker misplaced

Unemployment insurance is a federal responsibility

Shining a light on dark money

Disclosure in the age of Citizens United

Speaker’s PAC provides incumbent protection

Are donations about building party or solidifying power?

Bump follows lead of DAs

Court challenge may be best way to settle sentencing dispute

Baker overreacting on vaping decision

Court’s requirements don’t encroach on his authority

Bill would overturn local gun ordinances

NRA-backed bill would establish primacy of 2d Amendment

Baker undermining solitary confinement initiative

Administration using regulatory process to throttle reform

The ‘wolf’ of solitary confinement

Baker has shown little willingness so far to try a new path

Mass. GOP’s unconvincing urban strategy

Is party’s unpopularity in cities due to neglect or hostility?

EF grows on backs of cheap labor

Education First reaps benefits for doing good while acting bad

Baker administration drops ball on regs

Aversion to regulation shouldn't mean ignoring law

For casino job hunters, good news and bad

A clearer path for those with criminal records, but credit history could trip some up

Debating immigration policy on Beacon Hill

Lawmakers should reverse course on Republican amendment to criminal justice bill

Baker opens a legal can of worms

Pushes strict liability for deaths caused by distributing illegal drugs

Convictions shouldn’t preclude all casino jobs

Finding a legislative fix may make for interesting politics