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Like any collection of mere mortals, the Massachusetts Legislature has its flaws. Nevertheless, our lawmakers have proved themselves capable of rising to the occasion and producing legislation that … more
After several years of belt-tightening due to disappointing revenues, Massachusetts finds itself in the enviable position of figuring out what to do with an unexpected surplus to sweeten the closing … more
The controversy over the Pittsfield Police Department shooting range off Holmes Road came before the City Council Tuesday along with a proposed ordinance forming a new police advisory and review … more
As if the Pittsfield School Committee didn't already have enough on its cafeteria tray trying to provide a quality education to city students, a 567-year-old explorer refuses to exit quietly. At … more
Upon his appointment last January, Andrew Lelling, the U.S. attorney for Massachusetts, threw a scare into the Bay State's nascent pot industry when he officially refused to rule out federal … more
Bay State residents treat their legislators well. Each one of them pulls down an average of approximately $64,000 per year, which can be augmented by up to $35,000 for those in leadership positions. … more
Massachusetts has traditionally been a union-friendly state. The Democratic Party, which dominates the Legislature, counts labor unions among its founding constituencies. Unions have always spent … more
Opening hostilities in the Great Trade War have begun. Last Friday President Donald Trump's long-threatened tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese-made imports kicked in, and the enemy shows no … more
The calls by many prominent Democrats for abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) are understandable in light of the agency's involvement in the abhorrent separation of … more
Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's long-overdue resignation on Thursday proved that there are, indeed, limits as to how long loyalty to the chief can protect a member of the Trump administration … more
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