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[THOMAS] No To The Millionaire Tax [Poll]
Money! Money. State lawmakers want your money. This particular time they've set their sights on the Commonwealth's fifteen thousand plus millionaires and billionaires.
Some time during the legislative session, the State Representatives and Senators will take up a Constitutional Amendment pr…
Time for a Cannabis Dispensary
The final X's and O's need to be hammered out, but according to "well placed" sources, New Bedford may soon have a medical marijuana dispensary, open for business, by years end.
Beacon Compassion Center will be located on Hathaway Road, at the old Wicks and Licks site
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[Thomas] MA Legislature Overrides Baker’s Veto
No real surprise here. The Massachusetts legislature voted to override Governor Baker's veto of a stipend pay increase for the Legislative leadership, judges, and statewide elected officials. It's bad enough the Governor had to cut the budget
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[THOMAS] Another Opportunity To End Common Core [Poll]
Massachusetts has another chance to end Common Core education and return to the frameworks prior to 2010. State Representative Kevin Kuros, from Worcester filed a bill, HD 1430, that if passed by his colleagues and signed by the Governor, terminates Common Core in the Commonwealth
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[THOMAS] New Justice Should Just Interpret The Laws [Poll]
It's a prime time announcement. Eight o'clock, President Trump delivers with pomp his first Supreme Court nominee. The talking heads claim there are four choices: three males and one female. The conservatives are keeping their fingers crossed that Trump stands by his campaign pledge to cho…
[THOMAS] Seemingly Unconstitutional Order May Save A Life
In the late 1930's the United States banned refugees from Germany from stepping foot on U.S. soil. More than 250 Jews later died in the Holocaust. Now, President Trump wants to ban folks from seven pre-dominantly Muslim nations from entering, even slapping a halt to the on-going refugee program…
[THOMAS] New Pot Committee Needs To Wait On The State
The New Bedford City Council is looking ahead to the day when cannabis is legal to sell. Council President Joe Lopes has formed a new committee, the Special Committee on Licensing and Zoning for Cannabis will feature prominent members of the council to question numerous people, pro and con, on recre…
Thumbs Down To Trump's Wall
Making good on one of his major campaign promises, President Trump has signed an Executive Order to have Homeland Security build a wall along the border with Mexico. This trumped idea is a disaster waiting to unfold.
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