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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,...

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...

September 18th Roundup: Baker Pushes Climate Resilience Bill

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Baker calls for climate preparedness bill, major hurdles remain: Speaking at a press conference in Fitchburg on Tuesday (9/15), Governor Baker called on lawmakers to pass a $1 billion climate adaptation bill...