BOSTON -- Just months after overriding a gubernatorial veto to give themselves a massive pay hike, Beacon Hill Democrats today shut the door on Governor Baker's proposal to provide just one weekend of sales tax relief for consumers. As the State House News Service notes: "Lawmakers this session quickly passed a hefty pay package for themselves, even though state finances were questionable at the beginning of the year, too."Continue readingBOSTON -- Mayor Setti Warren attempted Friday to make sense of his recently announced opposition to a bill which would allow police to detain illegal immigrants convicted of crimes like murder after the State House News Service pointed out he was once in favor of such a move. Unfortunately for Warren, in his attempt to clear things up, he staked out more confusing positions when he said that police should "cooperate" with federal officials, despite his support for making Massachusetts a "sanctuary state," and his support of the Safe Communities Act which would prohibit police from cooperating with federal officials to detain dangerous illegal immigrants.Continue reading
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