About two years after first filing suit to obtain Donald Trump’s taxes, the House Committee on Ways & Means may finally get them. Late last month, the US Department of Justice released a memo authorizing the Treasury Department to disclose six years of Trump returns to the Committee. This was a reversal from the prior administration, which, obviously, had no interest in having the records make a trip to Capitol Hill.
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.
Come next Congress, the leadership of the Ways & Means Committee will be changing. No, there is no hint yet that Springfield Congressman Richard Neal is leaving. However, his Republican counterpart, Kevin Brady, will not be among the committee’s minority or its majority if the
UPDATED 3/25/21 8:42PM: An earlier version of this post misidentified Councilor Vacon’s ward. She represents Ward 5 not Ward 2. Holyoke famously releases its ballot petitioning papers early in municipal election years. In 2021 one person was not among the scramble for mayor for the
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
The Trans-Commonwealth Railroad is a series on the challenges and efforts to connect the length of Massachusetts by rail. Despite officials in 413 mashing the accelerator as if on a clear stretch of Pike, East-West rail entered 2021 with only muted optimism. Governor Charlie Baker,
The complete dominance of the coronavirus in Springfield, as with the world, almost compressed 2020 as much as it stretched it out. There were other happening afoot in the City of Homes and its state and nation. Many, however, the virus took over, like the
A history-making era in the Paper City is about to end. On Tuesday Morning, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse announced he would not seek another term. His statement indicated he intended to serve out the remainder of his term, capping his mayoralty at 10 years. Such
Two quietly filed reports last week likely became the last word on the 2020 Democratic primary for the First Congressional District in Massachusetts. These campaign finance reports, which candidates submit to the Federal Election Commission, show the spending and fundraising activity for the final 20
UPDATED 3:51PM: Due to a transcription error, a quote of Neal’s was incorrectly rendered. It is now correct. SPRINGFIELD—An epic battle (mostly) in the 413 came to a close Tuesday as US Representative Richard Neal handily won re-nomination after year-long battle with Holyoke Mayor Alex