MWDN: Sen. Eldridge deemed River Hero

BELMONT – The Massachusetts Rivers Alliance recognized state Sen. Jamie Eldridge with a River Hero award for his work protecting the state’s water resources. Eldridge accepted the award earlier this month, which Rivers Alliance Director Julia Blatt said was granted to him after his many years of river protection. The organization also honored state Rep. […]

WBUR: New Natural Gas Pipeline Route

We’re going to begin today with a look at New England’s energy future — and how we should get there. Just about everyone — from environmentalists, to the Governor — to the guy selling you light bulbs at your local hardware store — is talking about green, renewable sources of power. That’s the goal. But […]

WGBH: Weld Did It. Romney Did it. Now It’s Charlie Baker’s Turn To Work With The Democratic Legislature

By Rupa Shenoy It isn’t the first time Massachusetts has been in this situation. The last four Republican governors — all since 1960 — had to work with Democratic legislatures, just like governor-elect Charlie Baker will have to next year. “There’s a lot of history and a lot of track record,” said Marty Linksy, counselor […]

Littleton Independent: Commission studies political officials’ salaries

Some district attorneys make $40,000 more than the attorney general. Other state employees may earn more than their boss, the governor. In the weeks following the upcoming state election, a special commission plans to release a report and series of recommendations regarding salaries and compensation for elected officials. “Our intent is to help the public […]

Harvard Political Review: Here Comes The Sun

By: Samarth Gupta In the last presidential election, Democrats and Republicans each spent nearly a billion dollars in campaigning. The National Rifle Association, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the American Association of Retired Persons, and other political action committees also pour billions of dollars into Washington to influence legislation. In 2013 alone, lobbyist groups […]

Mass Live: Local housing authorities under greater scrutiny with law signed by Gov. Deval Patrick

Via State House News Service By GINTAUTAS DUMCIUS BOSTON — Local housing authorities will come under new oversight and accountability measures, under a bill Gov. Deval Patrick signed into law on Wednesday. The legislation (H 4374) creates a performance-based monitoring system with uniform assessment standards for the operation of local housing authorities, which came under […]