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Briefings: Warren, Moulton to Rally for the Local Down Ballot…

United States Senator Elizabeth Warren is one of the most in-demand surrogates for Democrats nationwide. Yet, despite the lack of a statewide race the progressive icon has not neglected her home state. Warren campaigned for Democrats on the Cape this month and is now heading west

A Lesser Bid for Reelection, but No Less Determined…

SPRINGFIELD—This is not like previous elections. As Senator Eric Lesser launches his reelection bid Thursday night, it will be a unique experience. Historically, when officials he helped elect sought reelection, he had moved on to other things. In 2014 during his first bid for office,

Harrington Runs as a Republican, but Will the GOP Chip in?…

LUDLOW—A column of light spilled out from the old Ludlow Mill that hugs the Chicopee River. Cars jammed the narrow road once lined with rail beds to service the sprawling former factory. Inside the patrons of the brewery named after a legendary local political figure,

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Analysis: Wait…Actually Learning from Boston? This Is Heavy!…

Longmeadow Senator Eric Lesser’s meeting last week with Boston’s Mayor Marty Walsh—often just “Mahty” on this blog—could provoke any number of reactions from the Hill Pioneer Valley politics-consuming public. According to Masslive, the two discussed urban issues, the economy and bringing their regions together. Some may be

Editorial: Perhaps Rail Can at Last Bridge East & West…

January is bill-filing time at the Massachusetts legislature and area lawmakers, including the newest ones were busy. It is too soon to declare any bill a success—they must pass first—but one piece of legislation Senator Eric Lesser filed has potential beyond the meaning of its

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From the 413 to Boston, Stan’s Senate Begins to Take Shape…

This is the second in a series of posts on the new 189th Massachusetts General Court sworn on January 7. With the new session officially underway, newly-minted Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg released the details of his leadership team as well as seantors’ committee assignments