ICYMI: "Baker Administration Reaching Out To Police To Combat EBT Fraud"

BOSTON -- The Baker-Polito Administration is partnering with local law enforcement to crack down on EBT abuse, according to a new article from WGBH News.  Continue reading

From Taxes To Charter Schools, L'Italien Is Out-Of-Step, Says Laplante

BOSTON -- From her opposition to expanded access to high-quality schools in Lawrence, to her inability to stand up for taxpayers, Democrat state Senator Barbara L'Italien is out of step with the voters of her district. In an Andover Townsman article today, GOP Senate candidate Susan Laplante "ticked off a series of issues that [show] L'Italien isn’t in step with her constituents on a number of issues." Continue reading

As Teamsters Head Pleads Guilty, Healey, Other Dems Still Benefit From Donations

BOSTON -- The former head of the local Teamsters union pleaded guilty today to hardball tactic that included harassing women and the use of racist and homophobic slurs - yet top Massachusetts Democrats have continued to benefit from contributions from the union, even as legal proceedings continued over the course of the past year.  Continue reading

SEIU Protest Masks Job Loss Projected From Proposal, Hypocrisy On $15 Wage

BOSTON -- Today's SEIU-directed protest at the Massachusetts State House masks the fact that the union will not pay its own organizers $15/hour, and the recent reports that project massive job loss if the proposal is enacted. Continue reading

Dem Chair Calls For Tolls On Nearly All MA Highways After Mileage Tax Hopes Dashed

BOSTON -- Democrats are looking for a new way to grab even more money from the people of Massachusetts after their hopes for a driving tax were dashed by Gov. Charlie Baker. MassDems Chairman Sen. Tom McGee this week called for expanding tolls to more Massachusetts roads.     Continue reading

ICYMI: Moulton Knocked For "Breezy Dismissal" Of Driving Tax Concerns

BOSTON -- The Boston Herald editorial board today knocked Congressman Seth Moulton for his "breezy dismissal" of concerns over Beacon Hill Democrats' latest scheme to monitor and tax the miles that commuters drive. "It must be easy for an elected member of Congress who routinely flies to his job in Washington to embrace a tax on other people who have to drive to work every day, whether it’s 10 miles round trip or 100," writes the Herald.  Continue reading

MassGOP Statement On Hillary Clinton's MA Fundraisers

BOSTON -- With Hillary Clinton headed to Massachusetts this weekend for fundraisers on Nantucket and in Provincetown, MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes released the following statement:     Continue reading

Governor Pumps The Brakes On Dems' Commuter Tax

BOSTON -- Governor Baker tomorrow will veto a plan pushed by Democrat leaders that would have been a first step toward taxing drivers based on how many miles they drive. In keeping with his promise to not raise taxes, the Governor is protecting commuters from yet another new tax pushed by the Democrat-controlled Legislature. Continue reading

Gov. Baker "Raises Alarm" About AG's Unilateral Gun Action

BOSTON -- In response to Attorney General Maura Healey's vague and confusing proposal that could threaten Second Amendment protections in Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker is "raising alarms" about serious problems with the AG's directive.  In a letter yesterday, the Baker Administration made clear that Healey's unilateral move "is so unclear that it might inadvertently prohibit many more guns, including pistols, that have long been legal in Massachusetts."   Continue reading

WTAS: MA Dems Face Disarray, Disunity As "Chaotic" Convention Kicks Off

BOSTON -- As Massachusetts Democrats head to Philadelphia to begin the unenviable task of generating enthusiasm about Hillary Clinton, they're grappling with a "chaotic start" to a Convention rocked by the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz as DNC Chair. The revelation that Wasserman Schultz tried to rig the primary process for Hillary Clinton has left Democrats scrambling to unify the Party, while Massachusetts Sanders supporters proclaim of the Democratic Party: "they're done to us."   Continue reading