Daniel E. Bosley

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Money talks

To hear our state legislators talk lately, Beacon Hill is all about reforming the sketchy, poorly governed relationships between lawmakers and lobbyists.
Can Beacon Hill reform itself when the State Senate President and the new House Speaker rake in so much lobbyist cash?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 04, 2009

State council snubs artists

On October 8, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law a bill establishing a first-in-the-nation state-level Creative Economy Council.
Okay, Define 'Creative'
By GREG COOK  |  November 05, 2008

DiMasi’s sheep

DiMasi’s overwhelming victory in the recent casino vote — in which only 34 of 140 Democrats voted against his plan to banish the bill for further study — was actually, as meager as it was, an unusual show of dissent.
How Stepford politics rule Beacon Hill
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 09, 2008

IG Report on State Senate Prez takes a convenient dive

After a full year investigating a Boston Phoenix article about State Senate President Therese Murray, the state’s Inspector General released a report today finding “no evidence of impropriety” in the legislature’s awarding of $11 million worth of contra
Fails to deal with tourism controversy
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 15, 2008

She who controls the purse

The rumor mill has been buzzing with speculation that Massachusetts senate president Robert Travaglini might leave the legislature to take a position with the Massachusetts Hospital Association or the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council.
Terry Murray gave away $11 million of state money. Will anyone call her on it?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 09, 2007