Monthly Archives: February 2010

The Legislative Delegation Visits Methuen S.C.

Methuen’s Legislative delegation visited the Methuen School Committee last week, and there are some interesting comments made, especially about the Governor’s filed budget. The delegation essentially ridiculed the Governor’s budget submission and said that locals ought to discard any thought … Continue reading

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The Weather is Frightful

The winds and rain have caused some real hardship here in Methuen, with power outages continuing to cause problems throughout the Merrimack Valley. I participated in a conference call with National Grid yesterday and will participate in another this morning … Continue reading

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The President Talks Health Care and the Olympics

The President again spends his weekly address on health care and offering praise to our Olympic athletes. A health care bill is still considered to be a political underdog, but this President is really invested in getting something passed. One … Continue reading

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Paterson Bows Out in NY

The Governor of New York, after a series of stinging stories in the New York Times, has announced that he will not run for re-election. Governor Paterson, who took over the office upon the resignation of Eliot Spitzer, was finally … Continue reading

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Health Care Summit

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Municipal Relief Package Passes Without Health Care Reform

The legislature yesterday passed a Municipal Relief Package, which is outlined below. The package, predictably, did not contain “plan design” relief on health care for municipalities. There are some important pieces here, including the pension portion. But the most important … Continue reading

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The Jobs Bill Advances

The $18 billion dollar Jobs bill cleared the Senate yesterday, with Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown one of five Republicans voting to break a Republican filibuster. The bill contains some good news for Massachusetts and will attempt to spur some job … Continue reading

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