MA Sen: William ‘Mo’ Cowan Named as Interim Senator

By: Wednesday January 30, 2013 10:00 am

Today, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (D) named William ‘Mo’ Cowan as the interim Senator for the state. Cowan previously worked as Deval’s chief of staff and will be one of the few African Americans to have ever serve in the United State Senate.

Massachusetts Politicians Show Little Interest in Fighting Marijuana Reform

By: Thursday July 26, 2012 4:15 pm

I find this article in the Boston Herald a very interesting reflection of how quickly the politics of marijuana have changed in just the past few years. The back story is that in 2008 Question 2, a ballot initiative to decriminalize marijuana possession, made it on the ballot in Massachusetts. The measure was actively opposed by many district attorneys, the Attorney General and the Governor. Despite the opposition from top politicians in the state it ended up passing with an incredible 65.2 percent yes vote, garnering even more votes that President Obama.

Gov. Patrick Signs Massachusetts Transgender Equal Rights Bill into Law

By: Wednesday November 23, 2011 4:55 pm

Governor Deval Patrick signed into law today An Act Relative To Gender Identity, “historic legislation to legally protect transgender individuals from discrimination in housing, education, employment and credit. The new law, signed at the State House today, also provides additional civil rights and protections from hate crimes.”

Global Payment So Far Fails to Control Health Care Costs in Massachusetts

By: Thursday June 23, 2011 2:30 pm

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has released a new report that indicates Gov. Deval Patrick’s goal of controlling health care cost by moving the state towards a global payment method is unlikely to product real savings

Anti-Union Bills Moving in… Massachusetts?

By: Thursday April 28, 2011 9:35 am

Democrats, elected by labor, are now trying to strip away their rights.

Hyper-Rich GE Holds Workers Hostage for Tax Cuts

By: Saturday November 20, 2010 9:00 am

General Electric didn’t pay US income taxes last year, but it wants Massachusetts taxpayers to pony up $25 million in tax credits or face loss of hundreds of jobs. Another victory for the Corporate Person at the expense of the human person.

Strong Signs Massachusetts Voters Are Ready to Embrace Marijuana Legalization

By: Friday November 5, 2010 8:41 am

Are the voters in Massachusetts ready to embrace marijuana legalization in 2012? Analysis of the vote on local marijuana legalization advisory ballot question strongly points to yes.

MA Gov Race: Independent Tim Cahill’s Running Mate Defects

By: Sunday October 3, 2010 6:45 am

In the Massachusetts governor’s race, Independent candidate Tim Cahill’s running mate, Paul Loscocco, has withdrawn from the race and endorsed Republican Charlie Baker. Defection by one’s own running mate is rarely seen as good news for a campaign.

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