Some non-Frank news. Efforts to repeal Massachusetts’ Health Care mandate, made possible by a cabal of arch-conservatives and pro-lifers, has failed to garner the necessary signatures. If you are wondering why the Pro-Life movement is behind it, they do not like that the law does cover abortions and, of course, contraception. However, ending the mandate, while making the overall law untenable would do nothing to assure less abortions are performed in Massachusetts or even less performed on the taxpayers nickle.
WMassP&I will be live-tweeting the biomass meeting. Follow #spfldpoli, #SpringfieldMA or #biomass on twitter (if you do not already follow us @wmasspi).
Also on Biomass, Maureen Turner wrote on her blog “On Springfield” about the contributions the Callahan family, owners of Palmer Renewable Energy, have given to Springfield politicians over the years. Most of the top recipients have opposed the council’s revocation of the permit and, as of last week anyway, efforts by the city council to see its revocation stand.