September 8, 2018

Tuesday’s elections were full of surprises, upsets, and challenges to the conventional wisdom. Many political observers like to use meteorological or oceanographic analogies in describing the impact of elections. Already, pundits have referred to Tuesday’s election as...

August 15, 2018

As we look back at the conclusion of the formal session of the 190th General Court, we could all agree that it has been an eventful session punctuated by, among other things, changes in Committee and leadership assignments in both the House and Senate.  As is often the...

December 31, 2017

As is typical for December, the Massachusetts Legislature has slowed to a near-stop as vacations, holiday parties, and time with family and friends takes over the Beacon Hill schedule. The Legislature's activity this month has been informal sessions to address local bi...

December 29, 2017

Deficit? What Deficit?

Whatever one may think about the merits of the Republican tax bill that was signed into law today, one thing is clear: the tax bill will blow an enormous hole in our annual deficits and our national debt. While there is considerable disagreement a...

December 23, 2017

This week proved to be the most successful one for Republicans since the GOP took control of the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives. Republicans succeeded in passing major tax reform, averting a government shutdown on the weekend before Christmas, and st...

November 10, 2017


On November 7th, voters turned out across the Commonwealth to elect new leaders from School Committee, to a State Senate Primary, to Mayor. While voter turnout was low, around 9% in cities like Holyoke and only 27% in Boston, the results were noteworthy.

Bostonians re-...

October 14, 2017

Democrats have been jubilant about the election returns in Virginia and New Jersey. While the results from this year's off-year elections certainly bode well for the Democrats and ill for the Republicans, a closer review of the election results indicates that Democrats...

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