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Gas Tax Rising In Vermont On July 1

Gas may soon become more expensive in Vermont. That’s because the state’s gas tax is set to increase on Friday, July 1. The state’s fuel excise tax is set to increase by 4.36 cents per gallon, as The Newport Daily Express reports. Vermont currently has 32.14 cents’ worth of tax on each gallon of gas......

Ed Markey Endorses Maura Healey For Governor

U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-Malden) has made his pick. Markey endorsed Democratic attorney general Maura Healey for governor on Thursday, June 30 ; she’s the only Democrat running for the position.  “[email protected]_Healey is a climate champion, a consumer protection advocate at her core, and an historic leader for these times committed to progress and justice,”......

Shark Sighting Causes Temporary Beach Closing In Truro

A great white shark swimming close to shore led to the temporary closing of a beach on Cape Cod on Tuesday. Meadow Beach in Truro was closed from roughly 1 to 2 p.m Tuesday, June 28 due to the sighting, according to Boston 25 News. Later in the day, five great white sharks were spotted......

Teachers’ Union Endorses Maura Healey For Governor of Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Teachers Association endorsed Maura Healey in the race for governor this week. The current attorney general is the only Democrat running for the post; the two Republican candidates are former state representative Geoff Diehl (R-Whitman) and Wrentham businessman Chris Doughty. “Maura Healey has connected the joy of her coaching experience to the joy......

Republican Leading U.S. House Race Polls — In Rhode Island

Rhode Island may elect a Republican to the U.S. House of Representatives this year. That’s because former Cranston mayor Allan Fung, a Republican, leads against all of his potential challengers in the state’s Second Congressional District, according to a Boston Globe/Suffolk University poll released earlier this week. The poll found that Fung leads six Democrats......

Driver’s Licenses For Illegals Not Popular In Massachusetts, Poll Shows

Should illegal immigrants in Massachusetts be able to obtain a driver’s license? The people of the Commonwealth are divided on the issue, though they tilt against it, according to a recent poll. There wasn’t strong support for the measure in a UMass Amherst/WCVB poll released last week. It found that 46 percent of respondents oppose the......

Susan Collins Upset That Justices She Supported Overturned Roe v. Wade

U.S. Senator Susan Collins voted to confirm Samuel Alito, John Roberts, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh to the federal Supreme Court. They sit on the court alongside two other Republican-nominated justices:  Clarence Thomas and Amy Coney Barrett. Collins wasn’t in the U.S. Senate when Thomas was confirmed, and she opposed Barrett’s confirmation to the court.......

Baker Presses For Tax Cuts, Particularly For Senior Citizens

Governor Charlie Baker renewed efforts this week to get the leaders of the state legislature to incorporate tax cuts into the final state budget for Massachusetts for the coming fiscal year. Baker called a press conference Monday primarily to talk about tax cuts for senior citizens. In April, the governor proposedseveral tax cuts totaling $700......

Repeal Ballot Question of Driver’s-Licenses-for-Illegal-Immigrants Law OK’d

Opponents of allowing illegal immigrants to get driver’s licenses in Massachusetts have until August 24 to collect 40,000 signatures of registered voters to put a referendum on the November 2022 state ballot. The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office approved the wording of the proposed ballot question on Monday, June 27 – 12 days after the Massachusetts......

Pro-Abortion Property Attack On Vermont State House

Pro-abortion vandalism hit the Vermont State House in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade and sending abortion law back to the states. “If abortions aren’t safe you’re not either,” someone spraypainted in black on the front portico of the building shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday, June 25, according to Vermont......

Easy Ivermectin?  No, Says New Hampshire Governor

  New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu has vetoed a bill passed by the Republican-majority state legislature that would allow pharmacists to dispense Ivermectin through a standing order from a doctor without a specific prescription. The bill (New Hampshire House Bill 1022) would also establish a commission to study the effectiveness of Ivermectin against Covid-19. Supporters......