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Corruption

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A shifting strategy on fighting casino gambling

by mafamily

  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 the MA Constitution, exempt from a citizens petition effort to repeal the law. In a […]

Dog days

by mafamily

Friends of the Family, With the thermometer hitting 90, we are truly in the dog days of summer. Many of you are probably on vacation and may not read this message until you return, but the gears of government are still cranking on Beacon Hill. Unfortunately, it seems more and more like the process of […]

Despite DiMasi conviction, casino dealings go behind closed doors

by mafamily

With the conflict of interest conviction of former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi last week, transparency in government is once again front and center. But no one seems to have informed current Speaker DeLeo, Senate President Murray or Governor Patrick.   The Boston Globe pointed out yesterday that Speaker DeLeo stood outside his office last week […]

GLAAD head Barrios steps down in midst of scandal

by mafamily

What does the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) have to do with a telecom mega-merger? Not much – which is why GLAAD is in such hot water. The organization lent its support to a deal between AT&T and T-Mobile after the group banked a $50,000 donation from AT&T, giving the appearance the group […]

Political contrasts

by mafamily

Dear Friends of the Family, I am now back in Bermuda vacationing with my family, having flown to Boston on Tuesday to be at the State House with more than eighty-five passionate pro-family activists to actively engage their government during our annual Lobby Day. We are grateful to all who came, some from as far […]