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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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The Boston Municipal Lobbying Compliance Commission recently adopted lobbying regulations to complement the city’s lobbyist registration and regulation ordinance. Effective immediately, clients or lobbying entities required to file reports must itemize all expenditures exceeding $35 on any day during a […]

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The search committee for the Office of Campaign and Political Finance has named William Campbell as the new director for the independent agency. The panel has been searching for a new director for the OCPF since Mike Sullivan retired in […]

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A special election for Massachusetts House of Representatives 19th Suffolk District is scheduled for March 30, with a primary election to be held on March 2. The seat became vacant after House Speaker Robert DeLeo resigned December 29, 2020.

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On Election Day, voters defeated Question 2, an Act to Implement Ranked-Choice Voting in Elections. The initiative was proposed to create a ranked-choice voting system in which voters rank one or more candidates by order of preference. Ranked-choice voting would […]

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The Massachusetts General Court passed Senate Bill 2873 declaring a state of emergency within the Legislature and extending the legislative session past the traditional last day of July 31. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the General Court extended the session […]

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Due to Governor Baker’s Executive Order 591, declaring a state of emergency in response to COVID-19, leaders of the Legislature have rescheduled elections set for March 31. President of the Senate Karen Spilka has ordered the elections to fill the […]

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On February 19, State Rep. David Nangle announced his resignation from Middlesex District 17. Rep. Nangle was arrested by the FBI and the IRS on federal charges of bank fraud, wire fraud, filing false tax returns, and making false statements […]

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Former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi is suing Secretary of State Bill Galvin in state court for the right to register as a state lobbyist. The State Lobbyist Division, which is overseen by the secretary of state, denied DiMasi’s application in […]

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