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July 29, 2008

Lege Working Hard Before Break

by at 4:27 pm.

The 1913 law is all but appealed (just needs the Gov’s signature). Congrats to the people who worked so hard to see this happen. Let’s relegate bigotry and discrimination into the past. I am proud to live in Massachusetts today.

Secondarily, I just got an email from MassVote that the state Senate has also passed Same Day Voter Registration. So we need to call our state Reps, folks, and make sure it passes in the House as well before the session ends on Thursday.

Now, if they could both pass the Global Warming Solutions Act, to complement the great work done in MA for the environment, this will have been a legislative session well worth lauding.

Thanks to the House and Senate members who have helped us make so much progress this session, and to the Governor and all his hard work on so many fronts. I believe I can safely say I am cautiously optimistic about Massachusetts’ future.

3 Responses to “Lege Working Hard Before Break”

  1. Ryan Says:

    Ooo… Same day registration…

    I’d LOVE to see that pass in Massachusetts. It could increase voting by upwards of 10%.

  2. Mr. Lynne Says:

    I’d be happier if same day registration passed in Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, or New Mexico.

  3. Shawn Says:

    I actually saw them do something good this week.

    The Gov wanted gun registration fees to double from $100 to $200

    The Leg did the right thing (well almost), and instead cut the fee to $40.00

    The idea of having to pay a fee for a basic constitutional right is anethma to me.. sort of like having to pay a fee to vote..

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