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April 23, 2014
Will replace Judge Brian Merrick when he retires on May 9

Gov. Patrick picks Cape ADA for District Court Judgeship

Assistant Cape and Island District Attorney Lisa Edmonds was nominated on Wednesday by Gov. Deval Patrick for a seat on the Orleans District Court bench. Edmonds, an East Falmouth resident, has worked in the district attorney's office since 1996 and has been the chief of the domestic violence unit since 2009 supervising prosecutions in five district courts and working with community groups and police to prevent abuse.

April 22, 2014
In case you think Beacon Hill isn't working hard

The Silly Season at the Great and General Court

Fluffernutter and Beer

We have to start wondering why the state legislature exists when they decide that a gooey combination of white bread, peanut butter and marshmallow deserves the time to vote it the official Massachusetts state sandwich.

April 21, 2014
Four candidates vying for two open selectmen seats this election

The Town of Dennis will host a candidates night on Wednesday, April 30 at 7 p.m. at the Dennis Town Hall, 485 Main Street in South Dennis. The event will be moderated by Judy Thomas of the Cape Cod Chapter of the League of Women Voters.

April 21, 2014
Four candidates vying for two open selectmen seats this election

The Town of Dennis will host a candidates night on Wednesday, April 30 at 7 p.m. at the Dennis Town Hall, 485 Main Street in South Dennis. The event will be moderated by Judy Thomas of the Cape Cod Chapter of the League of Women Voters.

April 19, 2014
Bill: free tuition at a state university or community college for the children of first responders killed in the line of duty

WEEKLY ROUNDUP -
PAST AND PROLOGUE

Recap and analysis of the week in government

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April 19, 2014
Bill: free tuition at a state university or community college for the children of first responders killed in the line of duty

WEEKLY ROUNDUP -
PAST AND PROLOGUE

Recap and analysis of the week in government

April 19, 2014
Marathon - Hilary here - 1,175 amendments to the $36.2 billion fiscal 2015 budget - Wampanoags at Plymouth Dam dedication

ADVANCES – April 20-26, 2014

The important state meetings for the coming week

As the Legislature ramps down activity for school vacation week and the House gears up for annual budget debate set to begin on April 28, here are some of the developing storylines in state government:

All eyes on Hopkinton

April 19, 2014
Marathon - Hilary here - 1,175 amendments to the $36.2 billion fiscal 2015 budget - Wampanoags at Plymouth Dam dedication

ADVANCES – April 20-26, 2014

The important state meetings for the coming week

As the Legislature ramps down activity for school vacation week and the House gears up for annual budget debate set to begin on April 28, here are some of the developing storylines in state government:

All eyes on Hopkinton

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.

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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.

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:

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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 

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

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

Pick a party, Scott

Brown of the north