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The House Gives Cities a Big Win

The Massachusetts House of Representatives last night voted to pass municipal health care reform that actually saves municipalities money, incurring the ire of organized labor and setting the stage for the final showdown in the Senate. Organized labor continued their … Continue reading

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House Steps Towards Real Muni Health Reform

The House Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Haverhill’s Brian Dempsey, released their version of the FY12 Budget this week, and it contained some real good news for municipalities throughout Massachusetts. The Dempsey budget did not change the local aid … Continue reading

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Speaker Deleo on Muni Health Care

Speaker Deleo, in remarks to the Boston Chamber, reiterated his strong support for his plan to force localities to enter the GIC or produce a local plan that meets GIC cost benchmarks. The Speaker, in a press conference after the … Continue reading

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The House Shuffles the Deck

Speaker Bob Deleo made major changes in the House leadership yesterday, shuffling the positions of Speaker pro tempore, Majority Leader, and Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. Out as Majority Leader was Rep. Jim Vallee, who was named Chair … Continue reading

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The House Craps Out

Speaker Robert Deleo, his gambling expansion plans in tatters, is blaming the Governor for the demise of the expanded gaming bill. “I think saying no to local aid, saying no to 15,000 jobs, I think that could be an issue,” … Continue reading

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