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April 15, 2014
5th Barnstable District state rep to be joined by other party candidates from the Cape and beyond

State Representative Randy Hunt (R-Sandwich) will kick off his re-election campaign on Thursday, April 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Dan'l Webster Inn in Sandwich.

Hunt replaced Jeff Perry as the state representative in the 2010 election in the 5th Barnstable District (Barnstable Precincts 11 and 12, Bourne Precincts 1, 2 and 7, all Sandwich Precincts) and Precinct 9 in Plymouth.

April 15, 2014
5th Barnstable District state rep to be joined by other party candidates from the Cape and beyond

State Representative Randy Hunt (R-Sandwich) will kick off his re-election campaign on Thursday, April 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Dan'l Webster Inn in Sandwich.

Hunt replaced Jeff Perry as the state representative in the 2010 election in the 5th Barnstable District (Barnstable Precincts 11 and 12, Bourne Precincts 1, 2 and 7, all Sandwich Precincts) and Precinct 9 in Plymouth.

April 15, 2014
Truro pre-Town Meeting set for April 17; Wellfleet pre-Town Meeting set for April 24

Two Outer Cape towns have scheduled pre-Town Meeting meeting.  The Truro pre-TM is set for Thursday, April 17 and the Wellfleet pre-TM is set for Thursday, April 24.

TRURO

At the Truro pre-Town Meeting/Candidates Night on Thursday, April 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Truro Community Center, residents will review the 37 article warrant for the official Town Meeting set for Tuesday, April 29.

April 14, 2014
Selectmen to discuss warrant for May 6 Town Meeting

The Dennis Democratic Town Committee will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at the Dennis Police Department on Bob Crowell Road in South Dennis.

The Dennis DTC will host the Dennis Selectmen who will be on hand to discuss the warrant for the upcoming Town Meeting on May 6. A link to the warrant will be added to the town's website when available.

April 14, 2014
Selectmen to discuss warrant for May 6 Town Meeting

The Dennis Democratic Town Committee will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at the Dennis Police Department on Bob Crowell Road in South Dennis.

The Dennis DTC will host the Dennis Selectmen who will be on hand to discuss the warrant for the upcoming Town Meeting on May 6. A link to the warrant will be added to the town's website when available.

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April 12, 2014
Reps break usual voting unity, Senate still in lock-step - House passes a budget for 2015 and budget framework for 2016 through 2024 - Senate passes the Paycheck Fairness Act

Eleven key votes in the House this week, and there were four in the Senate

There were 11 key votes in the House this week; there were 4 in the Senate. The House held a total of 21 roll call votes in the week ending Thursday; the Senate held seven roll call votes. The most important House vote was to pass a bill establishing a budget for 2015 and budget framework for 2016 through 2024. The most important Senate vote was to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.

April 12, 2014
Reps break usual voting unity, Senate still in lock-step - House passes a budget for 2015 and budget framework for 2016 through 2024 - Senate passes the Paycheck Fairness Act

Eleven key votes in the House this week, and there were four in the Senate

There were 11 key votes in the House this week; there were 4 in the Senate. The House held a total of 21 roll call votes in the week ending Thursday; the Senate held seven roll call votes. The most important House vote was to pass a bill establishing a budget for 2015 and budget framework for 2016 through 2024. The most important Senate vote was to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.

April 12, 2014
$36.2 billion budget seeks to make progress on drug addiction, college tuition rates and foster care oversight

WEEKLY ROUNDUP - STARTING POINTS

Recap and analysis of the week in state government

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

April 12, 2014
$36.2 billion budget seeks to make progress on drug addiction, college tuition rates and foster care oversight

WEEKLY ROUNDUP - STARTING POINTS

Recap and analysis of the week in state government

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

April 12, 2014
4Cs Grant and a meeting on the 7.8 miles of new transmission line on NSTAR right-of-way between Barnstable and Harwich

Advances - April 13-20  

MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014 

April 12, 2014
4Cs Grant and a meeting on the 7.8 miles of new transmission line on NSTAR right-of-way between Barnstable and Harwich

Advances - April 13-20  

MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014 

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April 11, 2014
Carpetbagger Brown leaves his Barn Coat behind and says, "Live Free or Log-on"

Former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts announces rerun in New Hampshire

No barn coat this time but his pickup truck still runs

No barn coat this time, but Scott Brown is still driving his pickup truck which was part of his "everyman" appeal that helped him defeat Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley in the race to replace the late Sen. Ted Kennedy in 2010.

April 11, 2014
Carpetbagger Brown leaves his Barn Coat behind and says, "Live Free or Log-on"

Former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts announces rerun in New Hampshire

No barn coat this time but his pickup truck still runs

No barn coat this time, but Scott Brown is still driving his pickup truck which was part of his "everyman" appeal that helped him defeat Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley in the race to replace the late Sen. Ted Kennedy in 2010.

April 9, 2014
New poll shows Democrats maintain advantage for governor - Charlie Baker trails both Martha Coakley and Steve Grossman in Western New England University Polling Institute survey

New poll takes another snapshot of governor's race

April 9, 2014
New poll shows Democrats maintain advantage for governor - Charlie Baker trails both Martha Coakley and Steve Grossman in Western New England University Polling Institute survey

New poll takes another snapshot of governor's race

April 8, 2014
Is it possible we'll see another Kennedy in the White House?

Pick a party, Scott

Brown of the north

April 8, 2014
Is it possible we'll see another Kennedy in the White House?

Pick a party, Scott

Brown of the north

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April 8, 2014

In Walmart’s 2013 Annual Report, corporate execs revealed that cuts to our government’s social services could negatively impact the corporation’s bottom line. [1]

It’s safe to say that most Americans don’t know that Walmart’s wages are so low that their employees qualify for SNAP (food stamps), Medicaid, Section 8 housing vouchers, subsidized school lunches, and earned income tax credits.[2] In some states, Medicaid is used by more Walmart employees than by any other group. [1]

April 8, 2014
Representatives from Falmouth schools and town government to talk about civics

On Wednesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m., the League of Women Voters of Falmouth (LWVF) will host a public forum on civics entitled "Getting Our Youth into the Booth" in the Hermann Foundation Room of the Falmouth Public LIbrary on Main Street.

The topic of the forum is civics education and civic engagement in Falmouth's public schools. According to LWVF, two questions often asked by the community inspired the forum:

April 8, 2014
Representatives from Falmouth schools and town government to talk about civics

On Wednesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m., the League of Women Voters of Falmouth (LWVF) will host a public forum on civics entitled "Getting Our Youth into the Booth" in the Hermann Foundation Room of the Falmouth Public LIbrary on Main Street.

The topic of the forum is civics education and civic engagement in Falmouth's public schools. According to LWVF, two questions often asked by the community inspired the forum:

April 7, 2014
Wolf gets votes despite his dropping out of the race months ago - Kayyem beats Grossman and Coakley by better than 2 to 1

Kayyem beats both Coakley and Grossman

Wolf gets 2 percent and he's not even in the race

Juliette Kayyem won a gubernatorial straw poll run by college Democrats, beating frontrunner Martha Coakley, who only took 14.7 percent, coming in second-to-last in the 65-person, 129-vote poll. Kayyem received 39.5 percent, Steven Grossman received 21.7 percent, and Don Berwick received 20.9 percent. Joe Avellone received 0 percent of the vote.

April 7, 2014
Wolf gets votes despite his dropping out of the race months ago - Kayyem beats Grossman and Coakley by better than 2 to 1

Kayyem beats both Coakley and Grossman

Wolf gets 2 percent and he's not even in the race

Juliette Kayyem won a gubernatorial straw poll run by college Democrats, beating frontrunner Martha Coakley, who only took 14.7 percent, coming in second-to-last in the 65-person, 129-vote poll. Kayyem received 39.5 percent, Steven Grossman received 21.7 percent, and Don Berwick received 20.9 percent. Joe Avellone received 0 percent of the vote.

April 6, 2014
Howard Dean, all five endorsers hold fundraiser for him Friday

Grossman claims support from all the Beacon Hill LGBT lawmakers in his run for governor

Peake, Rosenberg, Andrews, Hogan, Malia all endorse State Treasurer

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April 6, 2014
Howard Dean, all five endorsers hold fundraiser for him Friday

Grossman claims support from all the Beacon Hill LGBT lawmakers in his run for governor

Peake, Rosenberg, Andrews, Hogan, Malia all endorse State Treasurer