Posted inPolitics

Emotions run high as Boston progressives process preliminaries

TUESDAY’S PRELIMINARY election was a drubbing for two of the Boston City Council’s most outspoken progressive voices, but the city’s progressive mayor rejected the idea that the results represent an indictment of the movement’s power in Boston. In Districts 5 and 6, where embattled incumbents Ricardo Arroyo and Kendra Lara lost their seats amid ethics […]

Posted inImmigration, Politics, State Government

Mass. welcome mat for migrants starting to fray

A YEAR AGO, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis used state tax funds to fly two planeloads of Venezuelan migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard. It was a political stunt designed to stoke DeSantis’s presidential profile and give Massachusetts a small taste of the immigration crisis roiling the country’s southern border. The incident attracted national attention and […]

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Ballot question season already at a boil

THE FIRST REAL starting shot of the state ballot question cycle has been fired, kicking several high profile campaigns into high gear and already raising the specter of legal challenges. Voters in 2024 and 2026 could be weighing MCAS requirements, rent control, the employment status of app-based drivers, and even decriminalizing psychedelics among the potential smorgasbord […]