CXC Policy Roundup

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 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,...

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...

December 16th Roundup: Baker Vetoes Green Budget Proposal

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – Beacon Hill Update: crammed end-of-year calendar for legislature (Tim Cronin): Uncertainty remains over when (or if) the legislature will vote on bills still before four conference committees, including one focused on climate change. All...

December 9th Roundup: 2020 Climate Bill Coming Soon?

We're excited to announce Christian Morris as the new co-author of the Climate XChange Massachusetts Roundup! As a member of CXC’s Communication Team, Christian brings his comms and Bay State know-how to the Roundup as we increase our weekly coverage of all things...