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Ed Markey, AOC Reintroduce The Green New Deal

It didn’t pass in the last Congress and no one voted for it when it came up for a vote in the U.S. Senate, but the Green New Deal is back. U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) is once again the lead sponsor for it in the U.S. Senate, while self-described democratic socialist U.S. Representative Alexandria......

Massachusetts Residents Have One Of The Highest Tax Burdens In The Country

If you live in Massachusetts, odds are you pay a lot more in state and local taxes than the average American does. Massachusetts residents ranked sixth in state and local taxes paid in fiscal year 2018, according to data released by the Tax Foundation last week. The average Bay Stater paid $7,006 in state and......

Connecticut To Lift Nearly All Coronavirus Restrictions By May 19

Coronavirus restrictions on business? All or almost all will be gone in Connecticut in less than one month. The state’s Democratic governor, Ned Lamont, announced on Monday, April 19 that outdoor restrictions will be gone on Saturday, May 1 and indoors, they will no longer be in effect as of Monday, May 19. “At this......

Vermont’s Skiing Industry Lost About $100 Million This Past Winter

It was a rough winter for Vermont’s skiing industry. Ski resorts in the state reportedly lost $100 million this past winter as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Vermont Ski Areas Association said, according to The Rutland Herald. The organization estimates a lost of $700 million to the state’s economy, given the related effects.......

Kamala Harris Expected To Make New Hampshire Appearance On Friday, April 23

Vice President Kamala Harris plans to be in New Hampshire on Friday this week. Harris will make at least one stop, possibly more, in the Laconia-Plymouth area, as WMUR reports. It would be the first visit to New Hampshire for Harris since September 2019 when she was running for president. More details about her whereabouts......

Ed Markey Says Republicans Stole Two Supreme Court Seats

Is the Republican Party guilty of theft? According to the mind of U.S. Senator Ed Markey, that is the case. He claims that Republicans stole two Supreme Court justices and therefore, the Democratic Party must add four more in response. “Republicans stole two seats on the Supreme Court,” Markey’s tweet reads. “Congress must add four......

No Reenactments at Lexington and Concord This Year

For the second year in a row, there will be no in-person reenactments of the skirmishes that began the American Revolution at Lexington and Concord. The coronavirus emergency has led reenactors to cancel in-person events, which usually occur on third Monday of the month, which is a state holiday known as Patriots Day. Instead, the......

Homosexuality-Affirming Boston Pride Ridding Itself of ‘Individual, Interpersonal, Institutional and Structural Racism’

An organization that runs Boston’s annual homosexuality-affirming parade has announced the appointment of seven members to a new committee designed to rid the organization of racism. “Boston Pride is dismantling the systemic oppression and individual, interpersonal, institutional, and structural racism within its own organization,” Boston Pride said in a written statement Friday, April 16. The......

Give Puerto Ricans The Say On Whether To Become 51st State, Ayanna Pressley Says

Puerto Ricans should be able to decide whether to join the union as a state, said U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Dorchester). Article IV, Section 3 of the United States Constitution states:  “New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union …” But Pressley says Puerto Ricans should make the call. She supports a......

New Hampshire Mask Mandate Expires Friday, April 16

Don’t want to wear a mask when you’re out in public? If you go to New Hampshire any time soon, you will be in luck. The state’s Republican governor, Chris Sununu, announced this week that he would not renew the state’s mask mandate. Instead, he is letting it expire on Friday, April 16. “This mandate......

Ed Markey Wants 13 U.S. Supreme Court Justices

U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-Malden) wants to expand the federal Supreme Court by adding four more people to it. Markey is among a group of Democrats who introduced a bill (Judiciary Act of 2021) in Congress to try to expand the court from nine people to 13, as Fox News reports. Others who introduced the......