MassGOP Welcomes Hillary Clinton to Massachusetts

BOSTON -- As Hillary Clinton arrives in Massachusetts for a series of fundraisers on Cape Cod, MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes issued the following statement, welcoming Clinton to the Commonwealth: Continue reading

MassGOP Statement on the Passing of State Senator Thomas Kennedy

BOSTON -- MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes released the following statement regarding the passing of Brockton state senator Thomas Kennedy: Continue reading

Five Congressional Democrats from MA Vote Against MA Jobs

BOSTON -- Today, the U.S. House voted to repeal the medical device tax, a job-killing impediment to growth and innovation in Massachusetts.  The Commonwealth hosts over 400 medical device firms directly responsible for 25,000 jobs and impacting over 80,000 more in related industries.  Yet five Massachusetts Democratic congressmen voted to stand against Massachusetts workers by maintaining the medical device tax, which costs these companies over $400 million annually. MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes released the following statement: Continue reading

ICYMI: Governor Baker Remains Hugely Popular

BOSTON -- Governor Charlie Baker is still massively popular among Massachusetts voters, a new poll from WBUR and MassINC Polling Group finds. With a 69% favorability rating, the Republican Governor outpaces both Senator Elizabeth Warren and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, both Democrats. Continue reading

Rosenberg Refuses To Bounce Ethically-Challenged Ally From Key Transparency Panel

BOSTON -- Yesterday, the MassGOP called on Senator Brian Joyce to step aside from a key committee that works on government transparency. Today, MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes released the following statement reacting to Senate President Rosenberg's refusal to remove Joyce from the post: Continue reading

MassGOP Statement Regarding Brian Joyce's Chairmanship of Government Transparency Committee

BOSTON -- Despite serious allegations of ethics and campaign finance violations, Senator Brian Joyce (D-Milton) continues to lead a "Committee to Improve Government." MassGOP Executive Director Brian Wynne reacted with the following statement: Continue reading

Chairman Hughes Op-Ed: Back the Baker Plan to Fix The T

BOSTON -- Today's Taunton Daily Gazette includes an op-ed from Chairman Kirsten Hughes, urging legislators to pass Governor Baker's MBTA reform package, including an exemption for the MBTA from the so-called "Pacheco Law." Continue reading

MassGOP Slams Carmen's Union For Holding T Upgrades Hostage

BOSTON -- In a desperate attempt to preserve the status quo, the bosses at the Carmen's Union are making clear: they'll hold vital MBTA infrastructure upgrades hostage if Governor Baker's common-sense reforms are implemented. The union is threatening to target federal funds for the T if the reform measures are passed - even as the Governor takes decisive action to ensure those same funds are used to protect commuters from another winter catastrophe. Democrats - led by Senate President Rosenberg - continue to oppose elements of the reform package, and have stayed silent on the union's extremist tactics. Continue reading

Warren's Cheap Shots Go Too Far

BOSTON -- Elizabeth Warren's extremism has hit new heights, as her demagoguery of a prominent Obama appointee has invited a "swift and furious reaction" from Democrats. Warren's continued use of personal invective and cheap shots are under fire as her headline-grabbing crusades lose momentum.  Continue reading

ICYMI: Gov. Baker's First Months "An Exceptionally Successful Beginning"

BOSTON - Today's column by Peter Lucas praises Governor Baker as a "workhorse, not a show horse," and lauds his approach to governing: "He shows up for work, says what he means and means what he says. And he won't raise taxes. So what's not to like?" Continue reading