Massachusetts

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

In Massachusetts, lawmakers on Monday (1/4) rapidly unveiled and passed a 57 page climate bill (S.2995) heralded by its negotiators as “the strongest effort of its kind in the country.” The bill now sits on the Governor’s desk, where its...

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...

October 23rd Roundup: MA Losing Ground On Emissions

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - “5 N.E. governors criticize grid operator” (Bruce Mohl, Commonwealth Magazine): [read article] - “Labor, Environment, and Business Groups Call on Lawmakers to Forestall Transit Cuts” (Christian MilNeil, MassStreetsBlog): [read article] - “Mass. Lost Ground...

October 9th Roundup: Politics Loom Over Delayed Climate Bill

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - 2020 politics loom large over climate conference committee negotiation: It's been 64 days since the House and Senate entered into negotiations on a climate bill, and its status remains unknown...

October 2nd Roundup: Feds Order Temporary Compressor Shutdown

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - "60 groups across Massachusetts join Springfield activists in opposing biomass in climate bill": Over 60 groups from around the state signed a letter urging the Massachusetts Legislature to reject language in...