Politics

Senate bill would ramp up clean energy development

Senate bill would ramp up clean energy development

Business groups fret about cost, say some provisions unwise

THE SENATE IS PREPARING to take up legislation that would dramatically ramp up the state’s development of clean energy, but many of the provisions in the bill have been derided as costly or unwise by the business community. The bill, which is expected to come up for a vote in the Senate next week, would(...)

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Trump finally pulls plug on Obamacare

Trump finally pulls plug on Obamacare

One of former President Barack Obama's most important legacies comes to a close

President Trump is giving people more reasons to stay or move to Massachusetts. Late Thursday, the Justice Department announced it will no longer defend the provisions of the Affordable Care Act in a suit by 20 GOP-controlled states challenging the constitutionality of the individual mandate. It’s a decision that will likely end the most important legacy of(...)

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Trump finally pulls plug on Obamacare

President Trump is giving people more reasons to stay or move to Massachusetts. Late Thursday, the Justice Department announced it will no longer defend the provisions of the Affordable Care Act in a suit by 20 GOP-controlled states challenging the constitutionality of the individual mandate. It’s a decision that will likely end the most important legacy of(...)

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Senate passes ‘extreme risk’ gun bill

Senate passes ‘extreme risk’ gun bill

Measure approved on voice vote; nears final passage

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOTH BRANCHES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS LEGISLATURE have now signed off on bills that would create a new judicial process designed to temporarily take guns away from dangerous individuals. The bill (H 4539), which the Senate approved on a voice vote Thursday, would allow family or household members to petition the courts(...)

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Netflix, Showtime to film series in Mass.

Netflix, Showtime to film series in Mass.

New productions come on heels of Castle Rock

A PANEL DISCUSSION exploring the benefits of the state’s film tax credit turned into a press conference of sorts on Tuesday when a couple of the panelists disclosed new series coming to shoot in Massachusetts. Gary Crossen, the general manager of New England Studios in Devens, said Netflix will be filming a series at his(...)

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Walsh touts his support for Zakim

Walsh touts his support for Zakim

Cites pledge to open up voting process in explaining snub of six-term incumbent Galvin

MAYOR MARTY WALSH acknowledged on Tuesday that he encouraged Boston delegates to last weekend’s Democratic state convention to support challenger Josh Zakim, who scored an upset victory and won the convention endorsement over incumbent Secretary of State William Galvin. Walsh was out of the state and didn’t attend Saturday’s gathering in Worcester, but he sent(...)

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Five theories on why Zakim topped Galvin

Five theories on why Zakim topped Galvin

Convention loss first for an incumbent in 36 years

Secretary of State William Galvin lost to Boston City Council challenger Josh Zakim at the Democratic state convention over the weekend by a margin of 55-45 percent, and no one is quite sure what to make of it. According to the Berkshire Eagle, Zakim’s victory is the first time in 36 years that an incumbent(...)

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Five theories on why Zakim topped Galvin

Secretary of State William Galvin lost to Boston City Council challenger Josh Zakim at the Democratic state convention over the weekend by a margin of 55-45 percent, and no one is quite sure what to make of it. According to the Berkshire Eagle, Zakim’s victory is the first time in 36 years that an incumbent(...)

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Zakim upsets Galvin; Gonzalez cruises

Zakim upsets Galvin; Gonzalez cruises

Mass. Democrats back Palfrey for lieutenant governor

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON CITY COUNCILOR Josh Zakim, making his first run at higher office, earned the upset endorsement of the Democratic Party convention Saturday in Worcester, dealing a significant blow to Secretary of State William Galvin and showing that his campaign could be a legitimate threat to the state’s longest-serving constitutional officer. Zakim,(...)

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Like it or not, campaign regs changed for the better

Like it or not, campaign regs changed for the better

Revisions protect non-profits’ rights to participate in democracy

LAST JANUARY, the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) proposed revisions to many of their existing campaign finance regulations. While most of the proposed changes were minor and technical in nature, several had potentially substantial and serious repercussions for non-profit organizations of all types across the state. Of particular note were the changes(...)

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