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The Massachusetts Legislature adjourned its formal session August 1 after a historic 23-hour session. Before adjourning, lawmakers passed laws legalizing sports betting, expanding mental health care, and overhauling regulations related to recreational marijuana. The Legislature will continue to meet in […]

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The Springfield, Massachusetts City Council authorized a special election for the vacant Ward 5 seat with a primary election to be held on August 16, followed by a general election on September 14. The Ward 5 seat became vacant when […]

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The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) revised the state’s campaign finance regulations to address issues related to payment applications, the depository reporting schedule, and independent expenditures. Under the revised regulations, contributions may be received through peer-to-peer payment […]

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The Boston City Council announced a special election for the District 1 seat to be held on May 3 with a preliminary election to be held on April 5. The seat is vacant after Lydia Edwards was elected to the […]

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The Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) will hold a public hearing related to proposed changes to Massachusetts’ state campaign finance regulations on February 15 at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom. Proposed changes include a revised campaign contribution limit chart; […]

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Cambridge, Massachusetts City Council passed an ordinance limiting campaign contributions to municipal candidates and their committees from certain business entities to $200 annually. Business entities seeking a city contract will be required to disclose all campaign contributions made to candidates […]

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December 20, 2021  •  

Representative Confirmed as Ambassador

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Massachusetts State lawmaker Rep. Claire Cronin was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Saturday as the next ambassador to Ireland. Rep. Cronin, who currently serves as the House’s majority leader, is expected to resign, creating a vacancy in the 11th […]

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November 3, 2021  •  

Michelle Wu Elected Next Mayor of Boston

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Michelle Wu, City Council member and attorney, will be the next mayor of Boston. Wu defeated fellow councilmember Annissa Essaibi George by 28 percentage points. She will be the first woman and the first person of color to serve as […]

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September 14, 2021  •  

Massachusetts Special Election Scheduled

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Massachusetts State officials scheduled a special election for January 11, 2022 to fill the state Senate seat in the 1st Suffolk and Middlesex District. The seat became vacant when Sen. Joe Boncore resigned to accept the CEO position with the […]

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September 10, 2021  •  

Massachusetts Legislator Resigns

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Massachusetts State Sen. Joe Boncore resigned to become CEO of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council. His current term is set to expire on January 4, 2023. The governor is expected to call for a special election to fill the vacant 1st […]

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Massachusetts state officials scheduled a special election on November 30 for the state House seat in the 4th Essex District. The seat became vacant when Rep. Brad Mill resigned to accept an appointment to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. A primary […]

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August 23, 2021  •  

Massachusetts Legislator Resigns

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Massachusetts State Rep. Brad Hill resigned to accept an appointment to the state’s Gaming Commission. His current term is set to expire on January 3, 2023. Gov. Baker is expected to call for a special election to fill the vacant […]

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I am pleased to share the news State and Federal Communications has acquired the lobbying compliance reporting business of MER Consulting Services, LLC, from its owner and founder, Mary Roche. MER has been a fixture in Massachusetts lobbying compliance reporting […]

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On March 22, Kim Janey became the acting Mayor of Boston. Under the city charter, Janey who served as the City Council President, becomes the acting mayor when a vacancy occurs mid-term. The seat became vacant when Marty Walsh formally […]

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