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July 20, 2014
State Rep Randy Hunt on the offer to house migrant children at Joint Base Cape Cod

By Randy Hunt, State Representative, 5th Barnstable District

The first communication I got from Governor Deval Patrick’s office was Friday morning, July 18, 2014, to let me know that the governor would be holding a press conference to announce his plea to the Obama administration to send illegal immigrant minors to Massachusetts.

Situation Evolving

July 19, 2014
House passes bills funding the Treasury Department, federal courts, and 23 general government agencies ~ Senate authorizes the government's Terrorism Insurance Program through 2021

The key votes in Congress this past week

12 in the House, 7 in the Senate

There were 12 key votes in the House this week; the House held a total of 30 roll call votes in the week ending Thursday. There were seven key votes in the Senate, which held a total of 11 votes. The most important House vote was to pass a bill funding the Treasury Department, federal courts, and 23 general government agencies in fiscal 2015. The most important Senate vote was to reauthorize through 2021 the government's Terrorism Insurance Program.

July 19, 2014
House passes bills funding the Treasury Department, federal courts, and 23 general government agencies ~ Senate authorizes the government's Terrorism Insurance Program through 2021

The key votes in Congress this past week

12 in the House, 7 in the Senate

There were 12 key votes in the House this week; the House held a total of 30 roll call votes in the week ending Thursday. There were seven key votes in the Senate, which held a total of 11 votes. The most important House vote was to pass a bill funding the Treasury Department, federal courts, and 23 general government agencies in fiscal 2015. The most important Senate vote was to reauthorize through 2021 the government's Terrorism Insurance Program.

July 19, 2014
Jeff McCormick will be on the Mid Cape Saturday, July 19

If you aren't happy with any of the candidates the state's Democratic and Republican Parties have offered up to replace Deval Patrick, you have the chance to meet the other candidate here on Cape today.

Independent gubernatorial candidate Jeff McCormick will be on Cape Cod Saturday, July 19 as part of his Main Street Tour.

McCormick and his team have planned stops in Dennis, Yarmouth and Hyannis. 

July 19, 2014
Jeff McCormick will be on the Mid Cape Saturday, July 19

If you aren't happy with any of the candidates the state's Democratic and Republican Parties have offered up to replace Deval Patrick, you have the chance to meet the other candidate here on Cape today.

Independent gubernatorial candidate Jeff McCormick will be on Cape Cod Saturday, July 19 as part of his Main Street Tour.

McCormick and his team have planned stops in Dennis, Yarmouth and Hyannis. 

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July 19, 2014
Children on waiting lists for charter schools, using guns in the streets or fleeing their country for the U.S. border

WEEKLY ROUNDUP - CHILDREN'S CAUCUS

Recap and analysis of the week in state government

STORY OF THE WEEK: Children - on waiting lists for charter schools, using guns in the streets or fleeing their country for the U.S. border - drive political and policy summer headlines.

Deleo's dishes ~ Migrant Children

July 19, 2014
Children on waiting lists for charter schools, using guns in the streets or fleeing their country for the U.S. border

WEEKLY ROUNDUP - CHILDREN'S CAUCUS

Recap and analysis of the week in state government

STORY OF THE WEEK: Children - on waiting lists for charter schools, using guns in the streets or fleeing their country for the U.S. border - drive political and policy summer headlines.

Deleo's dishes ~ Migrant Children

July 19, 2014
There is only one meeting on Cape Cod this week

Advances July 20-25

The final two weeks of formal legislative sessions

July 19, 2014
There is only one meeting on Cape Cod this week

Advances July 20-25

The final two weeks of formal legislative sessions

July 18, 2014
BDTC summer social set for August 13 in Hyannis

The Barnstable Democratic Town Committee (BDTC) has issued a save the date for their summer social. The much anticipated event will be held at Baxter's in Hyannis on Wednesday, August 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The annual fete is sponsored by the BDTC. There is no word yet on which candidates will be attending.

Further details are available by emailing Marilyn Drobiarz at mdb1000@aol.com.

Baxter's is at 177 Pleasant Street in Hyannis. Attendees are asked to use the middle entrance.

July 18, 2014
BDTC summer social set for August 13 in Hyannis

The Barnstable Democratic Town Committee (BDTC) has issued a save the date for their summer social. The much anticipated event will be held at Baxter's in Hyannis on Wednesday, August 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The annual fete is sponsored by the BDTC. There is no word yet on which candidates will be attending.

Further details are available by emailing Marilyn Drobiarz at mdb1000@aol.com.

Baxter's is at 177 Pleasant Street in Hyannis. Attendees are asked to use the middle entrance.

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July 17, 2014
Patrick to make appearances in Mashpee and Sandwich

No passport is needed Thursday morning when Governor Deval Patrick will make three appearance on the Upper Cape--two in Mashpee and one in Sandwich.

At 9:30 a.m. the governor will attend at ground breaking at 32 Market Street in Mashpee. The Mashpee Commons project includes both residential and mixed-use buildings.

July 15, 2014
Gubernatorial candidate Don Berwick is joined by former candidate Dan Wolf

Democrats gathered at the Moonakis Cafe on Friday to show support for their pick for governor, Don Berwick. Berwick was joined by State Senator Dan Wolf, a one time opponent, now supporter.

Cafe owner and Berwick supporter Paul Rifkin asked the men why Wolf was supporting Berwick? The State Senator, who is seeking re-election to his current post, said Berwick is "much better than I."

Berwick told the full house that Wolf is a "man of great integrity who values principle over the strangulating triangulation that appeals to most politicians."

July 15, 2014
Gubernatorial candidate Don Berwick is joined by former candidate Dan Wolf

Democrats gathered at the Moonakis Cafe on Friday to show support for their pick for governor, Don Berwick. Berwick was joined by State Senator Dan Wolf, a one time opponent, now supporter.

Cafe owner and Berwick supporter Paul Rifkin asked the men why Wolf was supporting Berwick? The State Senator, who is seeking re-election to his current post, said Berwick is "much better than I."

Berwick told the full house that Wolf is a "man of great integrity who values principle over the strangulating triangulation that appeals to most politicians."

July 15, 2014
"When it comes to advocating for our residents, protecting our neighborhoods, and standing up to special interests, there's no better leader than Warren Tolman." - Keating

Keating taking sides in Democratic Primary for AG

Warren Tolman wins 9th District Congressman's support

Warren Tolman, one of two Democrats running for attorney general, picked up the endorsement of U.S. Rep. William Keating on Monday during a roundtable discussion with regional leaders about fighting opioid abuse in New Bedford.

July 15, 2014
"When it comes to advocating for our residents, protecting our neighborhoods, and standing up to special interests, there's no better leader than Warren Tolman." - Keating

Keating taking sides in Democratic Primary for AG

Warren Tolman wins 9th District Congressman's support

Warren Tolman, one of two Democrats running for attorney general, picked up the endorsement of U.S. Rep. William Keating on Monday during a roundtable discussion with regional leaders about fighting opioid abuse in New Bedford.

July 14, 2014
Candidate John Chapman Visits
           By David A. Mittell, Jr.
          
 
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July 14, 2014
Screening and Q&A part of JFK Hyannis Museum Speaker Series

The JFK Hyannis Museum will continue its speaker series with an event featuring Rory Kennedy on Thursday, July 17 at 6 p.m. at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis. Kennedy, a producer and director, is the youngest child of Ethel and Robert Kennedy. She was born in 1968, six months after her father was assassinated. 

July 14, 2014
Screening and Q&A part of JFK Hyannis Museum Speaker Series

The JFK Hyannis Museum will continue its speaker series with an event featuring Rory Kennedy on Thursday, July 17 at 6 p.m. at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis. Kennedy, a producer and director, is the youngest child of Ethel and Robert Kennedy. She was born in 1968, six months after her father was assassinated. 

July 13, 2014
DeLeo: "inaccurate and inflammatory" - even "scurrilous" - accusations - Baker's three words: "It doesn't matter"

WEEKLY ROUNDUP - TURKISH TWIST

Recap and analysis of the week in state government

Two years of hearings, rallies and coffee klatches have all been leading up this, a dizzying sprint to the end of the month when leaders are just hoping they've left enough time to finish what they've started . . . and the floor doesn't fall out beneath them.

If you're Bob DeLeo, the pressure is rising during the dog days of July.

July 13, 2014
DeLeo: "inaccurate and inflammatory" - even "scurrilous" - accusations - Baker's three words: "It doesn't matter"

WEEKLY ROUNDUP - TURKISH TWIST

Recap and analysis of the week in state government

Two years of hearings, rallies and coffee klatches have all been leading up this, a dizzying sprint to the end of the month when leaders are just hoping they've left enough time to finish what they've started . . . and the floor doesn't fall out beneath them.

If you're Bob DeLeo, the pressure is rising during the dog days of July.

July 12, 2014
Social Media Working Group Act passed - Increased funding for the Army Corps of Engineers - Rejects renewable energy programs - Bars climate change assessments

Twelve key House votes, Four in the Senate

Massachusetts delegation in unanimous votes

There were 12 key votes in the House this week; the House held a total of 34 roll call votes in the week ending Thursday. There were four key votes in the Senate, which held a total of five votes. The most important House vote was to pass the water and energy spending bill for fiscal 2015. The most important Senate vote was to confirm Julian Castro as Housing and Urban Development Secretary.

July 12, 2014
Social Media Working Group Act passed - Increased funding for the Army Corps of Engineers - Rejects renewable energy programs - Bars climate change assessments

Twelve key House votes, Four in the Senate

Massachusetts delegation in unanimous votes

There were 12 key votes in the House this week; the House held a total of 34 roll call votes in the week ending Thursday. There were four key votes in the Senate, which held a total of five votes. The most important House vote was to pass the water and energy spending bill for fiscal 2015. The most important Senate vote was to confirm Julian Castro as Housing and Urban Development Secretary.

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July 12, 2014
Superintendents gather here - Groundfish disaster funds - Mashpee groundbreaking - Barnstable clerk-magistrate hearing

Advances - July 13-17, 2014

Seven meetings here this week