Monthly Archives: January 2009

The Obama Stimulus

The huge federal stimulus bill is winding its way through Congress, with the House expected to pass it in the next day or so, and the Senate shooting for enactment by the Presidents Day Holiday. I have attached it below, … Continue reading

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Methuen Schools Closed

The Methuen Public Schools will be closed today, Wednesday January 28th due to the storm.

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No Suprise: Deleo Next Speaker

House Chairman of Ways and Means Bob Deleo will be elected by the full House tommorow to succeed Salvatore Dimasi as Speaker of the House. With John Rodgers conceding defeat Deleo took a victory lap around the State House, appearing … Continue reading

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Wilmington School Committe Nixes Teacher Contract

The Lowell Sun is reporting that the Wilmington School Committee has turned down a teachers contract that had been negotiated and was ready for ratification by both sides. While the exact terms of the contract were not made public the … Continue reading

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McAuliffe Takes Off in Virginia

Clintonista Terry McAuliffe is running for Governor in Virginia, and he is already on the air with ads. McAuliffe faces a three way primary in Virginia, and his entry into the race gives it some national sparkle (and plenty of … Continue reading

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Geithner Confirmed, Sworn In

Tim Geithner was confirmed as Treasury Secretary by the Senate, passing on a 60-34 vote, with ten Republicans voting in favor and several Democrats voting against. Geithner’s confirmation comes at a critical time, and he was sworn in quickly to … Continue reading

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Rogers Seeks Delay in Speakers Vote

House Majority Leader John Rodgers has called for a delay in the vote for Speaker of the Massachusetts House. Rodgers has had surrogates raising a possible connection between rival Bob Deleo and the Cognos computer deal that caused Speaker Dimasi … Continue reading

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The Globe Gets it Right on Municipal Healthcare

The Boston Globe wrote a lead editorial today that accurately depicted the Governor’s municipal healthcare proposal as not at all helpful to municipalities. From the Globe: GOVERNOR Patrick is asking mayors, selectmen, and town managers to make cheesecake out of … Continue reading

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As the World Turns

The antics across the land, in states near and far, continues to amaze. In New York former Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno is facing a multiple count federal indictment alleging wrongdoing. From the New York Times: Joseph L. Bruno, the … Continue reading

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From the Horses Mouth: Dimasi Out

Speaker Sal Dimasi confirmed what the Lowell Sun broke earlier this week, telling the Boston Globe that he is resigning as Speaker and Representative effective Tuesday. He will give a farewell speech Tuesday, and Democrats will caucus to choose a … Continue reading

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