Petruccelli's Shady, Wasteful Earmark Exposed By Baker Veto

BOSTON -- A pet project sponsored by Democrat State Senator Anthony Petruccelli has been exposed for shoddy reporting and sketchy details following a recent veto by Governor Baker. Though the veto was ultimately overturned by the Democratic Legislature, the Governor's veto prompted serious questions about the project: No one associated with the program has been able to explain its purpose, and individuals associated with it have ducked questions from journalists. Petruccelli's office has been unable to answer questions about it, and the program has now caught the attention of investigators. MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes called on Petruccelli to explain the earmark:  Continue reading

MassGOP Statement on Second Plymouth and Bristol Special Election

BOSTON – Rep. Geoff Diehl (R-Whitman) has officially filed with the Secretary of State as a candidate in the special State Senate election for the Second Plymouth and Bristol district. Diehl is the only Republican candidate in the race. MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes released the following statement welcoming Diehl's candidacy:  Continue reading

Globe Editorial Dismisses Unions' "Phony Charge Against Governor Baker"

BOSTON -- The Boston Globe's editorial board is defending Governor Baker's common-sense and innovative reforms for the MBTA against entrenched special interest attacks. The Globe editorial from this weekend dismissed over-the-top criticisms from Carmen's Union President James O'Brien as "phony," pointing out that the Governor's plan to leverage private-sector efficiency for some MBTA services amounts to "doing what he said he would." The paper lauds the plan, asserting, "Baker deserves credit" for serious efforts to reform the agency. Continue reading

State's Top Prosecutor Healey Endorses Scandal-Plagued Clinton Despite FBI Probe

BOSTON – Today, Attorney General Maura Healey waded into the presidential race, backing scandal-plagued former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, despite an ongoing FBI probe into Clinton's potentially criminal mishandling of classified material when she used a secret email server in her home. MassGOP Chairman Kirsten issued the following statement reacting to Healey's poor judgment: Continue reading

MassGOP Statement For The 50th Anniversary Of The Voting Rights Act

BOSTON – MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes released the following statement regarding the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act: Continue reading

MassGOP Thanks Governor Baker For Supporting Working Families Through EITC Expansion

BOSTON – MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes released the following statement regarding Governor Baker's signing of a 50% increase in the Earned Income Tax Credit:  Continue reading

Massachusetts House, Senate Named 2015-2016 Election Target by Republican State Leadership Committee

BOSTON – Today, the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Massachusetts Senate were named as offensive targets by the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) – the only national organization whose mission is to elect down-ballot, state-level Republican officeholders – for the 2015-2016 election cycle. Republicans currently hold majorities in an all-time Party record of 69 out of 99 state legislative chambers. The RSLC announced its $40 million budget in 2015 and 2016 to both defend those historic highs and pick up new chambers. The targeted chambers include the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Massachusetts Senate.  Continue reading

ICYMI: Healey Goes Off The Rails, Gets Facts Wrong In NIMBY Anti-Casino Attack

BOSTON -- Attorney General Maura Healey clearly needs to brush up on the rules on the casino license process, but she won't let that stop her from an aggressive swipe at one developer. In an interview with CommonWealth Magazine, Healey accused the Wynn project of being allowed to play "by a different set of rules" - allegations that turned out to be false - forcing her own staff to acknowledge the AG's blunder. Healey's missteps came as she struggled to defend her attack on the development as being motivated by anything other than a "Not-In-My-Backyard" attempt to attack development she doesn't like in her home of Charlestown. Continue reading

ICYMI: A "GOP Tide" In Worcester County

BOSTON -- Massachusetts Republicans are surging in Worcester County, as the region has become an epicenter of GOP growth, according to a new article in today's Boston Globe.  Democrats are stunned by their recent setbacks in one of the Commonwealth's largest counties, calling the GOP growth "transformative." As the article describes, the MassGOP worked with strong local candidates to appeal to unenrolled voters concerned about taxes, spending, and job growth. Continue reading

Another Brady Blunder: Brockton Dem Clueless About His Own District

BOSTON -- State Representative Mike Brady (D) is apparently confused as to the whereabouts of his district in the state House of Representatives. Even though he likes to claim that, "I work very hard for my constituents," Brady is apparently clueless about who those constituents actually are. His website, BradyBrockton.com, claims he represents parts of Brockton that are not actually in his 9th Plymouth District - and leaves out parts that he actually represents.  Continue reading