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Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Drops Despite Job Losses

December was not a good month for jobs in Massachusetts, despite a dropping unemployment rate. As MassLive reports, the state’s unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percent in December down to 2.8 percent. However, during that same time, the state lost 5,000 jobs. About 4,500 of those jobs were in Professional, Scientific and Business Services;......

Donald Trump To Hold New Hampshire Rally in February

President Donald Trump will be making a trip to Manchester, New Hampshire in a few weeks. On Monday. February 10 at 7 p.m., the president will hold a rally at the Southern New Hampshire University Arena in the downtown part of the city, as Fox News reports. The rally will occur the night before the......

Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Not Following Trump Impeachment Trial, She Says

Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito said she has not been closely monitoring the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Policy, a Republican who is occasionally mentioned as a possible successor to Governor Charlie Baker, was asked Friday, January 24 during the annual meeting of the Massachusetts Municipal Association if she has been following the impeachment......

Rhode Island Second-Worst State To Drive In, Massachusetts Worst Traffic, Study Finds

Rhode Island is one of the worst states to drive in, according to a recent study conducted by WalletHub.  The study ranked each of the 50 states in the United States and found that Rhode Island was the worst to drive in among those on the North American continent. It ranked 49th of the 50......

MassFiscal Poll Finds That Carbon-Emissions Gas ‘Fee’ Is Unpopular in Massachusetts

Massachusetts residents are skeptical of of Governor Charlie Baker’s Transportation and Climate Initiative fee on gasoline providers, according to a new poll. The, poll released by the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, which opposes the proposal. found that more than 61 percent of state residents strongly or somewhat oppose the Bay State joining the Transportation and Climate......

Plurality of New Hampshire Democratic Primary Voters Still Undecided — But Warren In Danger Zone

A lot of New Hampshire Democratic primary voters still do not know who they are going to cast their ballot for in three weeks. According to a recent Boston Globe-Suffolk University poll, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders holds a slight lead over former Vice President Joe Biden. The poll shows Sanders with 16.4 percent support among......

Rhode Island Aims for 100% ‘Renewable’ Energy by 2030 — But How?

Rhode Island is aiming to be powered completely by renewable energy by 2030 – meaning no oil, natural gas, or coal. The state’s Democratic governor, Gina Raimondo, recently signed an executive order directing the Ocean State’s Office of Energy Resources to put together economic and energy market analysis to reach “this bold but achievable goal,”......

‘Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050,’ Charlie Baker Says — Without Saying How

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker pledged that the state will have “net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 — the year he turns 94. Baker made the promise during his annual State of the Commonwealth address on Tuesday, January 21. It’s less ambitious than the 2030 deadline set by supporters of the Green New Deal but far......

Planned Parenthood Endorses Susan Collins Challenger

U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) regularly supports pro-abortion policies, but Planned Parenthood won’t endorse her because of her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Instead, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund endorsed challenger Sara Gideon, as The Associated Press reports. A Democrat, Gideon serves as the Speaker of the Maine House of......

Charlie Baker Apologizes for Calling Ayanna Pressley Speech a ‘Rant’

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker offered an apology after calling a speech by U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Dorchester) a “rant” at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event on Monday. Baker and Pressley both participated in the 50th annual breakfast that took place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in South Boston. Speaking to a......

Vermont Senate Approves Paid Family Leave

Paid family leave and an increased payroll tax are one step closer to reality in Vermont. The Vermont Senate recently voted 20-9 on a piece of legislation (H.107) that would provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave for the birth of a child or the adoption of one, according to the Associated Press. The......