Monthly Archives: May 2013

Panic in Detroit Part Two

The Emergency Manager in Detroit, Kevyn Orr, just released his first report as E.M., painting a bleak picture of Detroit’s current financial status.This report was mandatory, with Orr going through some of the details found in his very short tenure … Continue reading

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calPERS Lays Out the Issues

Since I posted on the Stockton and San Bernadino bankruptcy cases yesterday I have bumped into a video produced by calPERS that gives the viewpoint they hold on those cases. As I mentioned yesterday these cases may produce groundbreaking law … Continue reading

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Municipal Bankruptcy: Pensions, Bonds and Big Stakes in California

California has had two major municipal bankruptcies in the past year, and both are being watched very closely by “interested parties” throughout the country. Novel legal issues are at stake in both Stockton and San Bernadino, with federal bankruptcy judges … Continue reading

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Manzi in the Morning- Bryan Sweet Interview

Bryan Sweet came on the show to talk about his announcement that he is a candidate for Methuen School Committee. That race should be interesting, as term limits and voluntary departures will create a large number of openings. Bryan has … Continue reading

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Manzi in the Morning- Phil Lahey

Phil Lahey, the host of the cable access show “The Empty Chair” came on the radio program this week to talk about addiction, the very real pain caused when a family member suffers from this disease, his own experience with … Continue reading

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Suffolk Polling on MA Senate- Markey Leads

Suffolk pollster David Paleologos has tonight released his first MA Senate poll, and it shows a substantial lead for Democrat Ed Markey over Republican Gabriel Gomez.From the Suffolk press release: “Ed Markey begins this race where he left off with … Continue reading

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Upsizing the Rockingham Casino

The Eagle Tribune carried a story this week talking about Millennium Gaming’s plan to create a larger casino at Rockingham Park that would include restaurants and even a concert facility that would seat 1500. With the New Hampshire Senate having … Continue reading

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A Tight Senate Race (For Today)

Public Policy has just released the first poll I have seen on the race between Ed Markey and Gabriel Gomez, and it shows a tight race. I discussed this race on air with WCAP morning host Ted Panos before I … Continue reading

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Interview- Rep. Marcos Devers on Lawrence Mayoral Run

State Representative Marcos Devers came on the Manzi in the Morning show to talk about his newly announced candidacy for Mayor of Lawrence, thoughts on incumbent Mayor William Lantigua, as well as public safety, local aid, and the budget. Rep. … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Casinos? Interview with Jim Rubens.

Manzi in the Morning (Every Wednesday 980 am WCAP AT 10:00 AM) had Jim Rubens, Chairman of the Granite State Coalition Against Expanded Gambling on to discuss the potential for casino gaming in New Hampshire yesterday. Mr. Rubens has a … Continue reading

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