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February 26th Roundup: 6,500 Bills Filed on Beacon Hill

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – No movement last week on Next-Gen Roadmap bill  (Tim Cronin): Last week passed with no action on the Next Generation Roadmap bill (S.9), the climate bill originally passed last session and vetoed...

February 19th Roundup: $10 Billion ‘Green Future Act’ Put Forward to Fund Climate Action

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – “Baker Sends Climate Bill Back With Amendments” (Colin A. Young, SHNS via Earthwhile): “Gov. Charlie Baker still is not on board with the climate policy bill overwhelmingly passed by the Legislature twice in...

February 4th Roundup: When Can We Expect a Final Climate Bill?

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – When can we expect a final climate bill? Soonest looking like last week of February (Tim Cronin):  Last Thursday the Senate and House overwhelmingly passed their roadmap climate bill, sending back to Governor Baker...

January 27th Roundup: Local Fossil Fuel Lobbying Blocks Climate Action

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – Report: Who’s Delaying Climate Action in Massachusetts? (Christian Morris): A report from Brown University’s Climate and Development Lab shines a light on who in Massachusetts is helping to advance climate action, and who’s working to...

January 22nd Roundup: Massachusetts Lawmakers Refile Climate Bill

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – Senator Barrett, Representative Golden refile climate bill after Baker veto (Tim Cronin): The climate bill (S.2995) vetoed by Gov. Charlie Baker last week has been refiled by the House and Senate. Lawmakers are hoping to quickly return...

January 14th Roundup: Sunrise Endorses Wu for Mayor

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS –Today is the day: last day for Governor Baker to sign the climate bill (Tim Cronin): Governor Baker has less than 24-hours to sign a major climate bill that's been sitting on his desk...

January 8th Roundup: Pressure Builds for Baker to Sign Climate Bill

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – On Wednesday (1/6) 19 new lawmakers were sworn in and the 192nd legislative session began. – In end-of-session sprint, state legislators pass ‘landmark’ climate bill (Tim Cronin): On Monday (1/4) lawmakers in both chambers passed S.2995,...

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Mass. Legislators Approve Landmark Climate Deal: Overview, Summary, & Context

**Update: This bill (S.2995) was vetoed by the Governor on 1/14/21. It was then re-filed (with the exact same bill text) on 1/19/21 as S.9. It was passed again by the Senate and House on 1/28/21 and sent back to...

December 23rd Roundup: Baker Commits to TCI

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – Beacon Hill Update: holiday miracle needed to get a veto-proof climate bill (Tim Cronin): Barring a last-minute change today or tomorrow, it doesn’t look like a climate bill will be passed in time...