Posted inEconomy, Health Care

Baker suggests he may lift emergency COVID order August 1 

GOV. CHARLIE BAKER suggested for the first time Monday that he may lift the COVID-19 state of emergency at the same time as he allows businesses to fully reopen, which is now scheduled for August 1.  Baker said his administration is still figuring out various issues around the emergency order, which has allowed him to put in place a wide range of […]

Posted inThe Download

The Codcast: The campaign money man

Michael Sullivan follows the money. Sullivan is the director of the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance, which monitors and publicizes how candidates for office in Massachusetts raise and spend their campaign cash. He makes sure politicians follow the rules, and in some cases he has to set the rules. He recently proposed a […]

Posted inOpinion

Like it or not, campaign regs changed for the better

LAST JANUARY, the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) proposed revisions to many of their existing campaign finance regulations. While most of the proposed changes were minor and technical in nature, several had potentially substantial and serious repercussions for non-profit organizations of all types across the state. Of particular note were the changes […]