2/22/21 Digest

2021-02-22T09:36:45+00:00 By |

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 [...]

2/8/2021 Digest

2021-02-08T09:54:53+00:00 By |

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 Massachusetts. Downing is the second Democrat to jump into the 2022 race following Harvard University professor Danielle Allen’s exploratory committee announcement [...]

1/1/2021 Digest

2021-02-02T10:43:05+00:00 By |

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 the pandemic and the bill filing deadline has been extended an additional month and many legislators, from the newly elected to [...]