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Brian Mannal, Adam Chaprales Debate

On October 8th, Adam Chaprales and incumbent Rep. Brian Mannal (D) debated on The Point, a local radio show. Chaprales and Mannal are running to be the state representative from the Second Barnstable District, consisting of Barnstable and Yarmouth. Massachusetts Citizens for Jobs uploaded the audio of the debate onto our YouTube page. Listen Here

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Elisa Zawadzkas, Tim Whelan Debate

On October 2nd, Elisa Zawadzkas and Tim Whelan debated on The Point, a local radio program. Zawadzkas and Whelan are running to be the state representative seat from the First Barnstable District, consisting of Barnstable, Brewster, Dennis and Yarmouth. Mass Citizens for Jobs posted audio of the debate on our YouTube page. Listen Here.

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Mike Boucher, Ann-Margaret Ferrante Debate

On September 24, Mike Boucher (R) and incumbent Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante (D) debated at the Bass Rocks Elks. Boucher and Ferrante are running to be the state representative for the Fifth Essex District, consisting of Essex, Rockport, and Gloucester Mass Citizens for Jobs has recorded the debate and uploaded the recording on our YouTube page  Full Article…

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Updated Statement of Financial Interest Records Online

Massachusetts Citizens for Jobs requested State of Financial Interest Records for all legislators currently serving in the house. These records reflect the most current information gathered by the state (2013) and have been uploaded to each individual house legislator’s page. G.L. c. 268B, the Massachusetts financial disclosure law, requires public officials, political candidates and certain  Full Article…

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Press Release: Heroux Refuses to Release Public Testimony

Representative Paul Heroux Refuses to Release Public Testimony to the Public? FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug 14, 2014 – BOSTON – When Massachusetts Citizens for Jobs, an organization committed to providing more transparency in state government, recently requested from legislators copies of their public testimony in front of legislative committees in support or opposition to pending bills, Representative Rep. Paul Heroux refused.  “Apparently Representative Heroux  Full Article…

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Mass Citizens For Jobs Receives Health Connector E-mails

Massachusetts Citizens for Jobs received e-mails from the Health Connector and its affiliated group, Health Care For All. The e-mails discuss the organization’s budget, goals, and hiring a consulting firm to help with canvassing. If you would like to read this report, it can be found in the FOIA section of our website. We requested  Full Article…

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State Representative Testifies in Federal Corruption Trial

Rep. Michael Costello testified yesterday at the federal corruption trial of Probation Commissioner John O’Brien and two of his employees. Prosecutors questioned Costello about whether someone needed legislative patronage to work in the Probation Department. Costello explained that he worked with then-Speaker of the House Sal DiMasi to get his wife and a family friend  Full Article…

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Fossil Fuel Divestment

Last Thursday a group called Better Future Project / 350 Massachusetts protested outside of the State House demanding that Massachusetts divest from fossil fuels. The group is behind S. 1225 – An Act relative to public investment in fossil fuels. S. 1225 directs the Pension Reserves Investment Management (PRIM) Board to cease new investments in  Full Article…

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Conference on Chronic Unemployment Solutions – MIT

Conference on Chronic Unemployment Solutions – MIT – May 6th 2014 MIT held a mini conference today about the crisis of long term unemployment.  Speakers at the event spoke on various private and governmental organizations designed to help long term unemployed workers reenter the labor market. Undersectary of Workforce Development, Jennifer James provided a summary  Full Article…

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MBTA Meeting in Medford

Last night citizens from Medford MA gathered at their City Hall to discuss the MBTA fare increases. Effective July 1, 2014, average fare will increase by 5 percent. Kathleen Dolan, a resident of Medford, gave her comments during a public hearing. “My sister wanted to be here tonight, but she is still on the T.  Full Article…

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