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MASSACHUSETTS 2018 - FISCAL YEAR BUDGET

Posted by The Brennan Group on Oct 17, 2017 2:01:30 PM

Following their summer recess, the House and Senate have focused their attention on overriding Governor Baker’s budget vetoes from July. On Wednesday, October 4th, the House voted to restore all 320 million dollars that Governor Baker had vetoed out of the 2018 Fiscal Year budget which had been proposed to him in July.

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Topics: Massachusetts, BUDGET

CRIMINAL JUSTICE MASSACHUSETTS

Posted by The Brennan Group on Oct 17, 2017 1:55:24 PM

Before the legislative winter recess commences on November 15th, the House and the Senate are hoping to pass two criminal justice bills.

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Topics: Criminal Justice

Clean Energy and CLimate Change

Posted by The Brennan Group on Sep 12, 2017 2:27:35 PM

As the Federal Executive Branch denies climate change and separates from the Paris Climate Agreement on behalf of the United States, the states will fill the void. With the pending release of the National Climate Assessment, a report mandated by Congress, the the stakes will be even higher.

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Topics: Clean Energy

BOSTON City ELECTIONS

Posted by The Brennan Group on Sep 12, 2017 2:21:21 PM

The Mayoral seat and all thirteen seats on the Boston City Council are up for election this year. The primary occurs on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 and the final election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The City Council consists of four at large seats and nine district seats. The primary election for Mayor will narrow the field to two and voters will then choose one in November to serve as Boston’s Mayor from 2018-2022.

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Legislative Focus on Cyber Security in Massachusetts

Posted by The Brennan Group on Aug 14, 2017 2:54:35 PM

With the recent creation of a special Senate committee on cyber security the Massachusetts legislature committed to assessing the current state of information security. This article reviews current laws, the committee's role and possible future rules.

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Topics: Massachusetts, Cyber Security, Regulations

Lessons on Lobbying: Face-to-Face Meetings with Legislators

Posted by The Brennan Group on Aug 7, 2017 3:40:21 PM

Participating as an advocate in the public policy arena can be a rewarding and impactful experience. Advocates play an integral role in the legislative process, the direction of policy agendas, and ultimately the ability to create meaningful change. Success as an advocate relies on strong verbal reasoning, amicable character, and offering candid information. Legislative briefings provide a unique opportunity for advocates to meet face-to-face with policy officials and express their concerns as either constituents, thought leaders, or representatives of interest groups.

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Topics: Government Affairs, Legislation

Liquor & Alcohol Regulations Massachusetts

Posted by The Brennan Group on Aug 1, 2017 2:09:34 PM

Massachusetts Alcohol Regulations
By The Brennan Group

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Topics: Government Affairs, Legislative Agenda, Alcohol Regulations, Liquor Regulations, Massachusetts

Navigating the Massachusetts Legislative Process

Posted by The Brennan Group on Jul 31, 2017 9:52:23 AM

Navigating the Massachusetts Legislative Process

By The Brennan Group

Over the course of the coming weeks and months we (Brennan Group) will be publishing a host of articles and blogs that deal with many different public policy and general topics affecting the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Hopefully these articles are informative and stimulating. Some may be better suited for certain groups and individuals but am confident we will issue relevant information for our entire audience at one time or another.  The first post will deal with the navigation of the Massachusetts legislative process.

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Topics: Government Affairs, Legislative Agenda