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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 [...]

Digest 1/25/21

2021-01-25T09:33:31+00:00 By |

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 the Record,” Spilka outlined the opportunity to reimagine the state’s post-COVID future and “new normal” including telecommuting and the impact that [...]

1/11/21 Digest

2021-01-11T12:28:08+00:00 By |

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 prepare legislation for the House floor. Actual votes on impeachment can occur no sooner than Wednesday – a week before Trump [...]

Digest 1/4/2021

2021-01-04T09:26:18+00:00 By |

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 of 21 senators outside the State House at Ashburton Park while a virtual ceremony will follow for the remaining members. While [...]

Digest 12/21/20

2020-12-21T15:17:57+00:00 By |

 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 person. The size of the benefit would follow the same guidelines from the CARES Act stimulus package and would be reduced [...]

Digest 12/14/20

2020-12-15T10:44:38+00:00 By |

The Landscape Members of the Electoral College will meet today at their respective state capitols to cast their votes for the next President of the United States. Massachusetts’ presidential electors meet this afternoon with Secretary of State Bill Galvin at the State House to cast the state’s electoral votes for President-elect Biden. Once the votes are [...]

12/7/20 Digest

2020-12-07T11:40:03+00:00 By |

The Landscape Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will host community activists and labor leaders at City Hall for a press conference this morning in opposition to proposed MBTA service cuts. Under the proposal, all ferry service, 25 bus routes, as well as weekend commuter rail service would be eliminated; weekday commuter rail service would end at 9 [...]

11/30/20 Digest

2020-12-07T11:51:28+00:00 By |

The Landscape Governor Baker’s request that students return to in-person instruction in January has been met with hesitation, even as participating school districts receive rapid COVID-19 test kits this week. The 15-minute antigen test produced by Abbot Pharmaceuticals will be administered to students and staff displaying symptoms of COVID-19 in order to stop the spread and [...]