This Week’s QUOTABLE QUOTES On Beacon Hill

By Bob Katzen

“As energy costs go up this winter, we want to make sure families know that help is out there to put food on the table and keep the lights on in their homes. We’re grateful to Project Bread and our regional food banks and pantries for partnering with us to educate residents on how they can access the financial assistance and support they need.” Continue reading This Week’s QUOTABLE QUOTES On Beacon Hill

PROHIBIT REVOCATION OF PROFESSIONAL LICENSES (H 5195)

By Bob Katzen

The House and Senate gave final approval to and sent to Gov. Baker legislation that would repeal current state laws which create professional licensure consequences for anyone who defaults on their student loan. Under existing law, a borrower’s state-issued professional or occupational certificate, registration or license can be suspended, revoked or cancelled if the borrower is in default on an education loan. Continue reading PROHIBIT REVOCATION OF PROFESSIONAL LICENSES (H 5195)

ALLOW PHARMACISTS TO GIVE INSULIN IN AN EMERGENCY

By Bob Katzen

Bill (S 691) – Shipped off to a study committee was a bill that would permit pharmacists to issue insulin to patients in emergency situations, which is described as an event in which authorization for the dispensing of insulin may not be readily obtained from a doctor or other practitioner. The pharmacist would be limited to providing the insulin every six months per individual.

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RAISE PENALTIES FOR VOTER FRAUD

By Bob Katzen

The House 32-126, rejected an amendment to a current law that imposes up to a $10,000 fine and/or up to a 5-year prison sentence on anyone who knowingly engages in any type of voting fraud including illegally registering to vote; illegally voting or attempting to vote; voting more than once; and aiding and abetting a person who is illegally voting. The amendment would raise the fine to up to $20,000. Continue reading RAISE PENALTIES FOR VOTER FRAUD

REPLACE SAME DAY REGISTRATION PROPOSAL WITH A STUDY (H 4359)

By Bob Katzen

The House 93-64, approved an amendment to a measure that would implement same day registration (SDR) that allows people to register to vote at the polls on Election Day and on any of the early voting days prior to the election. The amendment would replace SDR with a requirement that Secretary of State Bill Galvin complete a study that would analyze the cost of the proposed policy to the state, cities and towns and what it would take for local city and town clerks to implement SDR. Continue reading REPLACE SAME DAY REGISTRATION PROPOSAL WITH A STUDY (H 4359)

ELECTION LAW CHANGES (S 2924)

By Bob Katzen

The House 126-29, approved and Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a conference committee version of a bill making permanent the mail-in and early voting options used in Massachusetts in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. The House and Senate had approved different versions of the bill and a conference committee hammered out a compromise version which did not include the controversial section allowing same day voter registration that was in the Senate version but not in the House one. Continue reading ELECTION LAW CHANGES (S 2924)

SOMERVILLE REDLINE DAVIS SQUARE MBTA TRAIN AND BUS STATION DOUBLES AS A “ROUND THE CLOCK” CLUBHOUSE FOR “PEOPLE WHO LIVE OUTSIDE”{OUR HOMELESS POPULATION)

By Karen Glover

As we all have been made very aware, The Woke People are quite hypersensitive regarding semantics. They focus on meaningless semantics that have no relevance to the harsh reality of complex issues; but that being said, let’s be cognizant to the hypersensitive virtue signaling sensitivity of The Woke People. The Woke People spend a great deal of time and energy posting commentaries chastising the rest of us rude, insensitive, horrible people to never to refer to homeless people as “homeless.” The Woke People think (and this is using the word “think” loosely) the word “homeless” is insulting and demeaning. Continue reading SOMERVILLE REDLINE DAVIS SQUARE MBTA TRAIN AND BUS STATION DOUBLES AS A “ROUND THE CLOCK” CLUBHOUSE FOR “PEOPLE WHO LIVE OUTSIDE”{OUR HOMELESS POPULATION)