A weekly column detailing the votes of your elected officials in their capacities here and in Washington.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Editor's Note: Information is coming in slowly as we start this column, but State Senator Jamie Eldridge's office has graciously provided us with the details of what of his recent activity on Beacon Hill. Senator Eldridge participated in an assortment of meetings and hearings on Beacon Hill this past week: Hearing on Citizens United Response Legislation Earlier this week, the Joint Committee on Elections held a hearing on two bills Senator Eldridge has filed in response to the Supreme Court's disastrous 2010 Citizens United decision. As you may know, by a 5-4 vote, the conservative majority on the Supreme Court struck down bipartisan legislation that had limited corporations from spending their general treasury funds on political …
A casino bill passed in the state senate last week with Marlborough's Jamie Eldridge saying no.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
This release was provided by the office of State Senator Jamie Eldridge. Democratic State Sen. Jamie Eldridge voted Thursday against legislation to expand gambling by authorizing three casinos and one slot parlor in the Commonwealth. Eldridge was joined by 13 other colleagues in opposing the bill, which passed 24-14. “I strongly believe expanding gambling in Massachusetts will harm our local small businesses and our communities, and that’s why I voted no. We need revenues and jobs here in Massachusetts, but casinos aren’t the answer. There are better ways, less destructive ways, to solve our fiscal problems and make the Commonwealth a better place to live.” Eldridge, a long-time opponent of expanded gambling, pointed to numerous studies …