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.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday January 30, 2013 10:00 am|
|By: Jon Walker 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.
|By: David Dayen Friday June 1, 2012 11:45 am|
Honeywell CEO David Cote said yesterday – when his goons weren’t yanking the microphone away from a labor reporter asking a question – that the ideal corporate tax rate should be zero percent.
|By: Laurel Ramseyer 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.”
|By: Jon Walker 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
|By: David Dayen Thursday April 28, 2011 9:35 am|
Democrats, elected by labor, are now trying to strip away their rights.
|By: masaccio 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.
|By: Jon Walker 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.
|By: Jon Walker 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.