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Constitutional Convention finished for the year

A Constitutional Convention took place today at the State House and was dissolved for the remainder of the legislative term. Though we didn’t expect any votes to take place, MFI was there to closely monitor the proceedings because of two

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ConCon promptly adjourns to June 6

A Constitutional Convention took place today at the State House and was postponed until Wednesday, June 6. MFI was there to closely monitor the proceedings because of two onerous proposals to amend the state constitution: Senate Bill 12 – This

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A shifting strategy on fighting casino gambling

  Dear Friends of the Family, This week we received the news we partially expected, but had hoped would not come. Attorney General Martha Coakley has determined that the newly passed casino bill is an appropriations bill and thereby, per

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Ballot Initiative Primer

Friends of the Family, I have told you briefly about some of the initiative petitions that you may run into while going to the grocery store or post office, but I think it is important that you as a voter

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ConCon gone in 30 seconds

Friends, It looks like I spoke too soon about the Governor’s Council finally being a place where conservatives have a voice. As if on cue, there is a movement on Beacon Hill to disband the Governor’s Council now that Republicans

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Testimony in Opposition to SB12

Testimony in Opposition to SB 12, A Proposal for a Legislative Amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth relative to the subject matter of initiative petition Joint Committee on the Judiciary April 14, 2011 As a public policy organization, Massachusetts

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Mineau Testimony on HB 1830 and Referendum Process

TESTIMONY IN OPPOSITION TO HB 1830 TO AMEND ARTICLE 48, THE PEOPLE’S CONSTITUTIONAL INITIATIVE PETITION AND REFERENDUM PROCESS Joint Committee on Election Laws March 23, 2011 HB 1830 would more than double the required number of signatures for an initiative

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Bill would limit voter rights

Important Election Laws Committee Hearing next Wednesday, March 23 The Joint Committee on Election Laws will hold a public hearing next Wednesday, March 23, starting at 1:30 pm in Hearing Room B-1 on HB 1830 that would more than double

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