Despite months of opportunity to work with Gov. Maura Healey to accommodate migrants and other families and pregnant women under the state’s right-to-shelter law, lawmakers dawdled, seemingly content to let Healey take the political heat.
THE MASSACHUSETTS Legislature is broken. It’s not as bad as Tennessee or Montana, where Republican supermajorities have tried to expel or silence Democratic dissenters. Or Oregon, where Republicans simply walk out to prevent the Democratic majority from conducting business. But remember that $56.2 billion budget, including 1,566 amendments, unanimously approved by the Massachusetts House in […]
AS THE MASSACHUSETTS LEGISLATURE slogs to the finish line, having once again ceded its super Democratic majority, this time to a lame duck governor, it’s fair to ask how does this keep happening. As someone who has observed the crazy rush at the end of session as both a reporter and a legislative staffer, I […]