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State Reps use Loophole to Hide Details Regarding Reckless Spending On Tax-payer Funded Credit Card

Speaker DeLeo had no comment when pressed by WCVB to provide answers to the findings of the irresponsible use of a taxpayer-funded credit card. The credit card was used to purchase hundreds of thousands of dollars of questionable items. Among the charges were $25,426 to Amazon.com, $12,625 to Home Depot and $38,319 at various restaurants,  Full Article…

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Republican Representatives on Beacon Hill seek reforms to MassHealth

Rep. Lyons (R-Andover) is proposing reforms aimed at controlling spending at MassHealth. His plan, joined by Rep. Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica), Shaunna O’Connell (R-Taunton), David Decoste (R-Norwell) and Kevin Kuros (R-Uxbridge), includes a control board to scrutinize spending, along with initiatives aimed at preventing abuse of services. Rep. Lombardo (R-Billerica) cited the Fiscal and Management Control  Full Article…

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Conflict of Interest Report – Karen Spilka

KAREN SPILKA (D) As Of March 2017, Spilka Has Received $1,001,465.50 In Campaign Contributions. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17) UNIONS   Major Contributors As Of March 2017, Spilka Has Received At Least $50,000 From Labor Unions. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17) As Of March 2017, Spilka Has  Full Article…

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Conflict of Interest Report – Marc Pacheco

MARC PACHECO (D) As Of March 2017, Pacheco Has Received $1,388,634.77 In Campaign Contributions. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17) ENERGY AND GLOBAL WARMING INTERESTS   Major Contributors In October 2003, Pacheco Received $200 From Peter Romano, President Of The Independent Oil Markets Association. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed  Full Article…

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Conflict of Interest Report – Antonio Cabral

ANTONIO CABRAL (D) As Of March 2017, Cabral Has Received $ $578,130.99 In Campaign Contributions. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17) UNIONS   Major Contributors As Of March 2017, Cabral Has Received $7,000 From The Retired Public Employees PAC. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17) As Of March 2017,  Full Article…

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Conflict of Interest Report – Bradley Jones

BRADLEY JONES (R) As Of March 2017, Jones Has Received $931,281.86 In Campaign Contributions. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17) TAX COLLECTORS   Major Contributors As Of March 2017, Jones Has Received $16,450 From Employees Of PKS Associates, A Municipal Tax Collecting Firm. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17)  Full Article…

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Conflict of Interest Report – Todd Smola

TODD SMOLA (R) NOTE: As Of March 2017, Smola Has Received $311,755.74 In Campaign Contributions. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17) CONSTRUCTION AND CONTRACTING INDUSTRY   Major Contributors As Of March 2017, Smola Has Received At Least $13,750 From Employees Of Northern Tree Service, A Contracting Firm. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And  Full Article…

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Legislative Pay Raise

The legislature overrode Governor Baker’s Veto of a bill that would raise pay for some members of the legislature by over 45%. The Governor thought that the bill was excessive while members of the legislature were quick to override the veto.

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Debate on Lyme Disease mandates ignores most effective treatment

While the state legislature debates mandating insurance coverage for long-term Lyme Disease treatment, they are ignoring the more effective way to treat the illness – vaccination. Just as dogs are regularly vaccinated for Lyme Disease, so too can humans receive a vaccine. The only reason it isn’t offered is because insurance companies refuse to include  Full Article…

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