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Beacon Hill's Top Lobbyists


Later this week you'll see an item I have in the new issue of the Phoenix about Massachusetts lobbying in 2009. Overall, there seems to...
By David S. Bernstein  |  February 02, 2010
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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
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Cash carousel

Even though the dollar has taken an international whupping of late, there remains at least one place where the love of the greenback remains strong: Beacon Hill.
Many things changed this year on Beacon Hill, but not the power of the almighty dollar
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 30, 2008
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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

Q is for quagmire

In response to your recent coverage of the president’s policy in Iraq, I would like to point out that the House of Representatives passed an amendment to the 2006 Supplemental Appropriations Act which forbids the Pentagon from entering into any basing ag
Letters to the Boston editor: March 31, 2006
By EDITORIAL  |  March 29, 2006
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Your health is in their hands

Depending on which numbers you believe, somewhere between 500,000 and 750,000 massachusetts residents have no health insurance.
Can the young pups and the working-screwed be saved by health-care-reform special interests?  
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 16, 2006