Monthly Archives: January 2011

Governor Patrick Press Conference

The Governor’s Press Conference on the budget. More on the budget in the days to come. http://www.statehousenews.com/video/11-01-26gov/player-viral.swf

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The Governor's Budget Presentation

The Governor unveiled his budget yesterday, looking to balance the books in the most difficult of times. The Governor’s budget is the starting point in the process, with the House and Senate both getting ready to produce their own versions. … Continue reading

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Michael Widmer on Mayor's Corner

Michael Widmer of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation was the guest on the Mayor’s Corner last week. He was a great guest, speaking about pension reform, municipal health care reform, and the upcoming state budget. For my money the preeminent authority … Continue reading

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The President's State of the Union Speech (Enhanced)

The President gave the State of the Union last night, laying out his policy goals (targeted spending, increased exporting, a five year freeze on federal discretionary spending, a defense of the health care reform bill, amongst other things), using the … Continue reading

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Republicans Begin Doublespeak on Budget Cuts

The House Republican majority has already begun to send mixed signals on just what it is they they would like to see cut, with the Republican leadership and the Republican House Study Committee appearing to differ greatly on what should … Continue reading

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Rebecca Armstrong Wins SOAR Award

Congratulations to Rebecca Armstrong, recognized at the January School Committee meeting with the SOAR Award. SOAR AWARD Department: Career and Technical Education Student Name: Rebecca Armstrong Parents: Robert and Alice Armstrong Address: 4 Dracut Street, Methuen, MA 01844 School Activities: … Continue reading

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President Obama on Jobs

President Obama gives his State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, and this weeks message will likely be a small preview of what is to come. The President talks about competing economically with the rest of the world, and … Continue reading

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