Monthly Archives: February 2009

Sebelius to Head HHS

Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius has been selected by President Barack Obama to become the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Sebelius was an early supporter of Obama, and had been mentioned as a potential Vice Presidential candidate. She will be … Continue reading

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OMB Director Peter Orszag to Unveil Blog

Director of OMB Peter Orszag talks in this You Tube spot about OMB starting a blog, and reveals his blog reading habits, as well as his thoughts about blogging in general. OMB is a great Department for blogging, as federal … Continue reading

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Gas Tax Battle Heats Up

The political battle over the Governor’s proposal to hike the gas tax by 19 cents per gallon moved up a notch today, with (the great and powerful) Senator Steve Panagiotakos, Chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, appearing to … Continue reading

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Obama on the Budget

President Barack Obama used his weekly address to speak on his budget submission. Obama talked of the fight he expects over this document, and how it addresses key needs of the nation. He is wading into the battle with confidence. … Continue reading

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Methuen Artist of the Month

MAYOR MANZI NAMES LISA BUGLIONE-DESHARNAIS AS THE FEBRUARY/MARCH ARTIST OF THE MONTH Methuen Art Teacher’s Work on Display in the Mayor’s Office Mayor William M. Manzi has named Lisa Buglione-Desharnais as the February/March Artist of the Month. Lisa is an … Continue reading

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Obama Proposes Sweeping Change Through the Budget

President Barack Obama yesterday presented a budget blueprint for the next fiscal year, with change coming in many different areas. Obama’s budget will likely set off a pitched battle about the priorities he has chosen to fund in his budget, … Continue reading

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Methuen Set to Host Transportation Hearing

Four separate hearings are being planned for discussions of the transportation bills filed by the Governor and Senate leadership. From the State House News Service: Lawmakers are flushing out the details but at least four hearings are planned, beginning next … Continue reading

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Baddour: I Don’t Represent Boston Elites

The Senate Chair of Transportation went on yesterday with Jim Braude, talking about the Governor’s transportation plan and the toll hikes voted by the Mass Pike. Baddour stuck to his mantra of “reform before revenue”, and alternately discussed the tension … Continue reading

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G.M. Post 30 billion Dollar Loss

General Motors posted a $30.8 billion dollar loss for 2008, burning through over $6 billion in cash. The company will meet today with Obama Administration officials as it continues to struggle to restructure itself to try to return to profitability. … Continue reading

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The Governor Files a Transportation Bill

Governor Deval Patrick, under some political heat on transportation, yesterday finally filed his long awaited transportation bill. The text of his letter to the Legislature is below. The Mass Pike yesterday passed phase one of the prospective toll increases, with … Continue reading

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