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11/23/20 Digest

November 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

The Landscape The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will meet Tuesday to discuss, among other topics, the CDC’s removal of guidance pushing for schools to reopen. Last week, Education Commissioner Jeff Riley announced more than 130 qualified schools will participate in a rapid COVID-19 testing program. The 15-minute test was distributed to Massachusetts under a contract with the federal government in partnership with Abbott pharmaceuticals. While results are not definitive, Commissioner Riley said the [...]

11/16/2020 Digest

The Landscape On the heels of the House budget debate which resulted in, among other things, members of the House testing positive for COVID, the state Senate will meet in a formal session on Tuesday [...]

11/9/20 Digest

The Landscape An unprecedented number of women will head to Beacon Hill in January for the start of the next legislative session. Sixty-two women, including 50 Representatives and 12 Senators, will in total make up [...]

11/2/20 Digest

The Landscape  It all ends tomorrow. But will we know how? There’s a good chance we won’t. Thankfully, here in Massachusetts, Election Day should be a bit more stable. All 200 Massachusetts legislative seats are [...]

Digest 10/26/20

The Landscape With 8 days until the election is over, many elected officials are focusing on get-out-the-vote efforts in state and federal elections rather than outstanding legislative work on Beacon Hill. Across the country, early [...]

10/19/20 Digest

The Landscape Frustration with the lack of action on Beacon Hill is growing. Since the end of July, advocates have called for action on racial justice, eviction moratorium and housing rights, and driver’s licenses for [...]

10/5/20 Digest

The Landscape With 29 days to the election and the leader of the free world being treated for a virus that has killed over 1 million people around the globe, debate over the stimulus is [...]