... Salem ADA Jean Curran nominated for Haverhill District Court judgeship ...... ISO releases 2017 regional electricity outlook ...... Local government efficiency-regionalization grant winners will be announced by end of February, Polito says ...... Worcester Sen. Chandler, Peru Rep. Mark named Redistricting Committee chairs as 2020 Census approaches ...... Meehan to deliver address March 6 on the state of the University of Massachusetts ...... Mass. opioid deaths hit new high in 2016 ...... Baker files $200 million Chapter 90 road bill, says he wants it passed in 45 days ...... Legalization supporter Sen. Pat Jehlen of Somerville to co-chair Committee on Marijuana ...... Sen. Lewis to co-chair Labor Committee that will weigh $15 an hour minimum wage, non-compete bills ...... Carbon pricing backer Sen. Michael Barrett of Lexington named co-chair of Energy Committee ...... Baker's school aid increase is smallest since 1993, Newburyport mayor says ...... Source: House budget will not include increase in broad-based taxes ...... ...... ...
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Former Treasurer STEVE GROSSMAN, who chaired the Democratic National Committee from 1997 to 1999 and the state Democratic Party from 1991 to 1993, talked with Dan Rea on "NightSide" about the 2016 election and the direction of the Democratic Party. "Look, in the last week of the campaign - 10 days of the campaign - we talked about the Democrats trying to expand the map," Grossman said. "They were going to win in Georgia, they were going to win in Arizona,... Look, I was a businessman for 35 years. What's the most important thing a businessman has - businessperson has? Your customers. Take care of your customers. [Hillary Clinton] didn't go to the state of Wisconsin from the time she was nominated in Philadelphia until the day of the election. And she lost Wisconsin. You've got to speak to your most important customers - the people who have believed in you - and let them know that you're going to be there for them. That you understand. That you feel what they're going through and you're going to address their challenges. She didn't, he did, 107,000 votes, three Midwestern states, and he won those electoral votes and became president of the United States. That is a failure to understand the economic pain. Bill Clinton understood it in 1992." Listen (Feb. 13, WBZ-AM)

Congressman MICHAEL CAPUANO, Somerville Mayor JOE CURTATONE, Board of Alderman President WILLIAM WHITE and high school students rallied for inclusivity at a One Somerville event outside City Hall and the high school. Somerville Neighborhood News captured highlights. Watch (Feb. 4, SCATV)

Boston City Councilor TITO JACKSON, who is challenging Martin Walsh for mayor, reacted on Boston Herald Radio to Joe Battenfeld's column in Tuesday's Herald - which referred to Jackson's fundraising pace as "plodding." "We are continuing to raise money, and as I've noted, when we look at what the incumbent mayor's going to have, of course he's going to have more funds," Jackson said. "But when it comes down to the support we're seeing on the ground, we have hundreds of folks who have signed up to volunteer for our campaign. And we are continuing to build our base. And we will get there relative to the fundraising. But the real issue is that we're making strides in areas such as South Boston where we stood strong with the people of South Boston to stand up against a publicly funded helipad." Listen (Feb. 14, BHR)

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