On Tax Day, Will Pay-Raising Dems Who "Need That Money" Pay Higher Rate?

BOSTON -- If the tax-and-spend crowd on Beacon Hill has their way, residents across the Commonwealth completing their taxes will soon be digging a little deeper into their pockets. After raising their own pay, Democrats floated proposals for new taxes on the people of Massachusetts, blocked a sales tax holiday, and urged a defeat of a plan to cut the sales tax because "we need that money," according to one legislator. But there's been no word from legislative Democrats on whether they'll voluntarily pay a higher rate, a stunning display of hypocrisy that echos Senator Warren's refusal to pay a higher rate while urging others to pay more. Continue reading

Indictment, Investigations Derail Dems' Hopes To Move On From Chaos

BOSTON -- Democrats' leadership of the Senate has led to a chamber in chaos, as the party struggles mightily to move on from months of bad headlines about the culture of corruption they've enabled. Continue reading

With Indictment, Chandler, Spilka And Dems Face Test Of Leadership

BOSTON -- Democrats desperate to move on from a months-long saga that exposed their toxic culture of corruption got more bad news yesterday. The indictment of Bryon Hefner made a clear case that abuse of power and sexual assault occurred with a shocking level of regularity within the orbit of the ex-Senate President. Now, Senate President Chandler, Senator Spilka, and fellow Democrats face a test of leadership given the disturbing details of the indictment. Continue reading

ICYMI: Warren's Extreme DC Tactics Leave Fellow Dems "Pissed"

BOSTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren's extremist attacks are creating a deep fracture within the Democratic party - and Warren's colleagues are making clear that they're upset. One incumbent Democratic Senator is "pissed" at Warren, and the Democrats' leader in the Senate confronted her in a closed door meeting, according to reports. Warren's tactics have left the party "struggling" to achieve unity as they seek to find a coherent message. Continue reading

ICYMI: "Now It's Crazy Time Again" - Lowell Sun's Lucas Recaps Dems' Recent Chaos

BOSTON -- Senate Democrats are having a hard time moving past the chaos created by two FBI investigations into their leaders' corruption, according to a new column from Peter Lucas in The Sun. The column follows last week's awkward press conference where the Senate President walked out when the questions turned to the transition of power. Continue reading

Senate Democrats' Awkward Attempt To Quell Turmoil Creates More Turmoil

BOSTON -- Desperate to move on from months of chaos as the FBI continues to investigate their leaders, Democrats' ham-handed attempt at a "unity" press conference was a complete flop. After questions turned to the awkward topic of the timing of the transition of power, the current Senate President walked out of the press conference. Continue reading

Dem Vs. Dem: Senior House Democrat Calls for AG Investigation Into Speaker DeLeo As "Anger Bubbles To The Surface" on House Floor

BOSTON -- Angry rants, accusations, and calls for investigations dominated the Democrat-run House of Representatives on Thursday, as a debate over new sexual harassment rules devolved into open chaos. With the cloud of an FBI corruption investigation already hanging over Democrats in the Senate, House Democrats took to the floor to snipe at each other, culminating with the House Dean calling for his own party's AG to investigate the Democrat House Speaker. The latest dispute comes just days after the suggestion of an ethics investigation into the actions of the Democrat Secretary of State. Continue reading

New Senate Leader, Same Tired Tax-Hiking Agenda

BOSTON -- Senate Democrats may have a new face leading them, but their tired agenda that refuses to respect taxpayers hasn't changed a bit. Senate President Chandler, who voted to raise her pay and whose new leadership team is now reaping those benefits, admitted that a proposed income tax hike won't even cover all the new spending they want. The admission that the pay-raising Democrats aren't done asking the people of MA for more money follows a Democrat state representative's urge to kill a sales tax cut because, she says, "we need that money." Continue reading

ICYMI: Berkshire Eagle: "Warren Must Resolve Debate On Heritage"

Read the Berkshire Eagle's latest editorial on Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Continue reading

MassGOP Congratulates Councilor Julie Hall On GOP Primary Victory In 2nd Bristol Special Election

BOSTON -- MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes released the following statement regarding Attleboro City Councilor Julie Hall's victory in the GOP primary for the special election in the 2nd Bristol House district: Continue reading