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2/22/21 Digest

February 22nd, 2021|0 Comments

The Landscape More than 6,500 bills were filed by the 40 state Senators and 160 state Representatives for consideration by the bill filing deadline last Friday. With the benchmark behind them, the work of the Legislature’s Joint Committees can truly begin. Chairs can now organize their members, vote on internal rules, and arrange a hearing schedule to begin the process of seeking input from experts and the public. It’s worth noting that some of the [...]

2/8/2021 Digest

The Landscape Former Pittsfield state Senator Ben Downing is running for Governor. The 39-year-old vice president of New Market Development for Nexamp launched his campaign this morning, saying he wants to build a fairer, stronger [...]

1/1/2021 Digest

The Landscape The start of this legislative session continues to reflect an institution in a period of transition. Speaker Ron Mariano has delayed the House’s biennial debate on rules until July citing the impact of [...]

Digest 1/25/21

The Landscape Senate President Karen Spilka is calling on the Baker Administration to provide increased information to an increasingly frustrated public on when, where and how they will get COVID-19 vaccines. Appearing on WCVB-TV’s “On [...]

1/11/21 Digest

The Landscape Congressional Democrats are going to try to remove President Trump from office. Here’s what you need to know: The earliest action on impeachment could happen Tuesday in the House Rules Committee, which would [...]

Digest 1/4/2021

The Landscape Members of the 192nd General Court, including 19 newly elected state representatives and senators, will take the oath of office Wednesday for the 2021-2022 session. Governor Charlie Baker will swear in a quorum [...]

Digest 12/21/20

 The Landscape After months of dysfunction and deadlock, Congressional leadership reached a deal late Sunday night on an almost $1 trillion economic relief package. The bill includes stimulus checks of as much as $600 per [...]