Shaunna O'Connell

Proposed Immigration Enforcement Law Headed for State House Wednesday
Proposed Immigration Enforcement Law Headed for State House Wednesday
Wednesday morning, State Representative James Lyons (R-Andover) will be leading a press conference on the steps of the State House to formally introduce legislation being filed in the Massachusetts House of Representatives that would allow local and state law enforcement to work with federal immigration authorities to detain suspected illegal immigrants wanted by Immigration and Customs Enforcemen
Keep Kids Safe
Keep Kids Safe
Barry Richard spoke to MA State Rep Shaunna O'Connell about an amendment that would allow child care providers to inquire about Level 1 sex offenders in their area. It was passed as part of the House budget, but eliminated in the Senate version...
Tax Free Wknd Doomed?
Tax Free Wknd Doomed?
This year's sales tax free weekend may have already met the ash heap as Massachusetts House Democrats have voted to send the idea off to a study committee. At the last minute last Summer, lawmakers, concerned about the potential impact on the budget of giving you a tax break, decided to skip the sales tax free weekend...
Drain the MA Swamp
Drain the MA Swamp
NEW BEDFORD - Conservative politicians and other notables from around the state are descending upon New Bedford Friday to speak out against what they call the 'Massachusetts Establishment'. WBSM Talk Show Host Howie Carr will lead off the Drain the Massachusetts Swamp Rally on the Pleasant Street side of the downtown library at 12 p...
EBT Pays For Pot?
EBT Pays For Pot?
There are currently no laws on the books in Massachusetts prohibiting the use of an EBT card to purchase marijuana products, medicinal or commercial. 54 percent of Massachusetts residents endorsed an initiative petition last Fall that legalizes the use, possession and even farming of limited amounts of marijuana...
State Reps on Pay Raise
State Reps on Pay Raise
Two state representatives offered differing viewpoints on the recent pay raise for state legislators on Friday’s edition of The Barry Richard Show on WBSM. The bill came about after an advisory committee pushed it through last week, the day before the Presidential Inauguration, in quick fashion...
O'Connell Opposes Gun Ban
O'Connell Opposes Gun Ban
On Wednesday Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey sent an enforcement notice sent to gun sellers and manufacturers that clarifies what constitutes a "copy" or "duplicate" weapon under the state's assault weapons ban, including copies of the Colt AR-15 and the Kalashnikov AK-47.