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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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Bad Bill Alert – Corporate Charity Regulation

Corporate Charity Regulation This Bad Bill would create needless regulations for corporations’ charitable efforts. The bill, “An Act to require corporate social responsibility reporting” forces businesses to file a report with the Secretary of State detailing their charitable involvement and official corporate policies toward “diversity, social issues, charity and community service, and on the environment.”  Full Article…

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Bad Bill Alert – Redundant Department

This Bad Bill Alert is about HB2811 – “An Act establishing an office of access and opportunity.” Despite the name, the law would not expand access or opportunity. Instead, it would simply create a duplicative government agency, cost taxpayers money, and do nothing that the existing anti-discrimination organizations don’t already accomplish. Sponsored by Rep. Byron Rushing  Full Article…

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