Monday, Sep 22nd

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Beacon Hill Quiet As Focus Turns To Election

Short informal sessions are the norm on the "Hill", with items such as sick banks and liquor licenses being moved. We expect this to continue through the election cycle and the activity to pick up as the session closes in December.

Ballot questions seem to have caused as much excitement as the race for the constitutional officers. Other than the Governors race, most pundits feel the Democratic primary winners will prevail in the final. Political advertisements have started with PACS leading the way. Stay tuned!

Closer to home, the MPA will soon be launching a new and improved web site. We hope to continue to move the membership into the age of technology. Our goal is to produce the Sentinel electronically in order to provide more updated and immediate information. We realize that some still like the printed version and will work in trying to keep the membership happy.

A reminder that the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony will be held at the State House on Saturday evening, September 20th. We invite everyone to attend as the names of those that made the ultimate sacrifice are recognized on the wall.

Summer, Politics Heats Up

Post Labor Day has provided some of the hottest weather of the year. It has also turned up the heat on the political front. With primaries scheduled for Tuesday, the candidates are pulling out all the stops. Polling shows AG Coakley leading the Democrats and Charlie Baker leading the Republicans. The closest race seems to be for the successor to Coakley, where Warren Tolman and Maura Healey appear to be in a dead heat. Although the membership is busy working Election Day, we urge you to take the time to vote.  Stay tuned as we dissect the positions of the finalists and how it impacts the future of law enforcement.
 
It appears whomever takes over will inherit a healthy Massachusetts economy. August revenues came in at $3.23 billion. up $66 million or 3.2 % above benchmark. The breakdown showed income tax collection up with business and sales tax down.
 
Reminder that the annual conference will be in Plymouth at the Radisson on October 30-31. Make plans to join us. Look for a final agenda to be posted in mid October.

MPA Annual Convention October 29-31, 2014

The 114th MPA Annual Convention will be held October 29 - 31, 2014. Once again the convention is at the Radisson Hotel, 180 Water Street  Plymouth, MA.

  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014: Golf Tournament
  • Thursday October 30, 2014: Open Session of the Convention
  • October 31, 2014: Friday Closing Session

Hotel reservations $117.29 per night at the Radisson Plymouth Harbor 180 Water Street Plymouth, MA  1-(508) 747-4900

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