The year 2022 has come and gone with much affecting the City of Springfield. As a part of the commonwealth, nation and world, it felt inflation, the war in Ukraine, national political contests and the state’s own elections.
WASHINGTON—The House of Representatives took a hiatus from its August break to pass the Inflation Reduction Act. Like all bills, the climate change legislation needed a rule from the Rules Committee. Chairman James McGovern opened the rare midsummer hearing on a different topic.
With the clock possibly ticking down on his party’s majority, a Washington appeals court has ruled House Ways & Means Chairman Richard Neal has a right to Donald Trump’s tax returns. The decision was the latest turn in a three year quest to obtain the real estate tycoon and provocateur’s tax records.
LONGMEADOW—Some months ago, a stone-faced Senator Eric Lesser appeared on a split screen with Governor Charlie Baker during a committee hearing on the early vaccine campaign. Lesser laid into Baker, for a botched website rollout among other errors. His Excellency expressed visible frustration.
SPRINGFIELD—President Joe Biden has raised the stakes on his presidency, laying out a suite of proposals from infrastructure investment to rebuilding the nation’s social support system. Many of these will soon land in the virtual and physical hearing rooms of the House Ways & Means
SPRINGFIELD—Rare are week after week regular Monday meetings of the City Council here. Normally, the next meeting after a regular session is for permits and one did appear on the agenda. Yet, this week, there was another regulation session with its own clutch of legislation
UPDATED 2/22/21 10:09AM: To include a statement from DEP and to include comments from Sen. Warren’s office. SPRINGFIELD—United States Senator Ed Markey joined opponents of the ever-undead proposal to build a biomass power plant here to voice his support for stopping the project once and
SPRINGFIELD—At the start of last week, the mass vaccination site here was a mess. Confusion and a breakdown in communications led to a dangerous situation. Elderly vaccine-seekers were waiting in the cold outside the husk of the former Macy’s. As complaints about the vaccine rollout
by Adam Bass Correspondent-intern The House Ways and Means Committee’s quest to obtain former Donald Trump’s tax returns has been a grind. In May 2019, Chairman Richard Neal issued a subpoena to the IRS and the Treasury Department for six years of then President Trump’s
A Mayor Called Sue(d) is an occasional series on litigation over the Springfield Police Commission The Police Commission litigation between the Springfield City Council and Mayor Domenic Sarno gingerly advanced this week as both parties filed post-argument briefs. Neither side raised any groundbreaking new theories