House of Representatives
The Globe reports state Rep. Marty Walz (D-Back Bay) is resigning to become CEO of Mass. Planned Parenthood.
State Rep. Carlos Henriquez (D-Dorchester) discusses on the House floor one of the reasons he won't be voting for any requirements to force voters to get IDs.
The proposed state House and Senate redistricting maps are out (Boston-area House districts / Senate). The thing that hit me immediately, since, of course, I looked at our place on the map, is that a piece of Roslindale (specifically, ours) would get shifted from Mike Rush to Sonia Chang-Diaz.... Read more
The South Boston state rep, who didn't seek re-election last fall, was indicted today on campaign-finance violations, along with his 2008 campaign treasurer, for allegedly failing to report $6,300 worth of donations that year.
- More details, including comments from his lawyer, by the Dorchester Reporter
- Statement from AG Martha Coakley.
Innocent, etc.... Read more
Blue Mass. Group and state Rep. Gene O'Flaherty, D-Chelsea, are in a bit of a tiff right now because O'Flaherty refuses to let a BMG commenter see any of the testimony submitted for a recent Joint Committee on the Judiciary hearing on something called the Uniform Foreign Court Money Judgment Act.
Channel 5 reports on an incident in which state Rep. Carlos Henriquez, D-Roxbury, and two friends found themselves surrounded by seven cops because the car they were in was missing a front license plate. The story is based on Henriquez's Twitter feed, on which he posted the following yesterday:
If you are going to pull me over you should speak to me w/... Read more
Sal DiMasi found guilty, appeal planned, of course.
WBUR reports on an AARP list of 14 state reps who signed a pledge last year to retain the state's ban on gifts to doctors by drug companies - then voted this week to end the ban. Among them: Ed Coppinger.
The State House News Service has announced a 128-22 vote in favor of repealing a gift ban instituted by the state only 3 years ago. This ban prevented pharmaceutical and medical device companies from lobbying doctors with gifts like dinners and other free swag.
Opponents of the ban claim it hurts the local restaurant industry because they can't spend lavish amounts of money on... Read more
Channel 5 reports on state Rep. Michael Moran's change of heart.
Wicked Local Cambridge reports that Brad Marston, running against 8th Suffolk incumbent Marty Walz, says his name was incorrectly slapped on anti-abortion statements on two Web sites.
The district covers parts of Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park and slivers of Roslindale and Jamaica Plain. Incumbent Willie Mae Allen is stepping down.
Five candidates seek to replace Allen in Sixth Suffolk - Dorchester Reporter.
Education focus at Sixth forum - Dorchester Reporter.... Read more
The district covers Jamaica Plain and Mission Hill and parts of Roslindale and Brookline. Incumbent Democrat Jeffrey Sanchez is being challenged in the primary by Jeffrey Herman.
The district covers West Roxbury, South Brookline and a sliver of Roslindale. Incumbent Mike Rush is stepping down to run for state senate.
Meet the candidates to be West Roxbury's state rep - Wicked Local West Roxbury.
10th Suffolk House seat candidates... Read more
The district covers parts of Dorchester and Roxbury. Incumbent Marie St. Fleur is stepping down.
Barry Lawton and Carlos Henriquez debate - Dorchester Reporter.
Three generations square off in 5th Suffolk state rep race - Bay State Banner.... Read more
The district covers South Boston and the Polish Triangle, Uphams Corner and Harbor Point sections of Dorchester. Incumbent Brian Wallace is retiring.
The Nick Collins campaign reports some of its workers had just finished dropping campaign literature in the Polish Triangle this afternoon when they noticed some guys following them removing the fliers from people's steps.
4th Suffolk debate report.
As a candidate for state representative in West Roxbury, Roslindale and Brookline, I have had the opportunity to meet several remarkable people in our neighborhood. The 10th boasts a high percentage of active and retired public safety personnel, and I am proud to count many as supporters. As a Massachusetts National Guardsman and a former 911 operator with the Boston Police, I am keenly aware... Read more