PHEW! CHARLIE'S RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION AND JUST WOKE UP TO THE FACT THAT HE HASN'T DONE ANYTHING....A COMPLETE FAILURE! MBTA, DOR SCANDALS, DOR SCANDALS, POLITICAL HACKS......NOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE DOWNGRADING OF BONDS DUE TO CHARLIE'S MISMANAGEMENT.....AH! BUT THOSE WHITE TEETH THAT MASSACHUSETTS VOTERS LOVE.....
Baker’s $661M economic-development bill includes making sales tax holiday permanent
It’s probably the only feature of a $661 million economic-development package that most people will remember (or care about): Making the sales tax holiday permanent. The BBJ’s Greg Ryan has more on the plan unveiled on Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker.
As Dems roll out new gun-control legislation, GOP hopefuls say it’s time to lock and load
Mayor Marty Walsh and U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, among others, plan to announce today new federal legislation based on strict Massachusetts gun laws in the wake of last month’s mass school shooting in Florida, reports SHNS’s Michael Norton (paywall). Meanwhile, Mike Deehan at WGBH reports there’s a spirited debate under way at the State House over the so-called “red flag” gun-control bill – and it’s a debate mostly being conducted via email, not necessarily in committee rooms, hallways or on the floors of the House and Senate.
But three Republican candidates running respectively for governor (Scott Lively), attorney general (Jay McMahon) and lieutenant governor (Lou Marino) are tacking in the complete opposite direction, saying school teachers should be armed and pooh-poohing all that “gun-free school” stuff, reports Stephanie Murray at SHNS.