Category: Public Affairs

Posted by Kathryn Alexander

Reflections from the #MAConferenceforWomen: An Unforgettable Moment in ‘Herstory’

December 11, 2017 In Public Affairs Leave a comment

On Thursday, December 7, the Massachusetts Conference for Women, the largest female conference in the country, convened for the 11th year, bringing together 12,000 women from across the Commonwealth and

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Posted by Alexa Brown

Looking Towards the Future: Clean and Solar Energy on The Rise

December 4, 2017 In Public Affairs Leave a comment

From coast to coast, the last of our summer months were infiltrated with what felt like an endless cycle of natural disasters: Hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires. Following Hurricane Maria’s devastating path

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Posted by Sean Hathaway

Infrastructure in the Trump Administration

August 16, 2017 In Public Affairs Leave a comment

Last week during the 2017 National Conference of State Legislatures Legislative Summit I attended the session “Critical Status: How Financing Can Help Address America’s Infrastructure Crisis,” which largely focused on

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Posted by Dan Cence

Mooch we hardly knew ye…and that’s a good thing!

August 2, 2017 In Public Affairs Leave a comment

By now you’ve heard the news that newly hired White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci pulled an Icarus maneuver flying far too close to the sun and thus was promptly

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Posted by Katrina Gaddis

National Conference of State Legislatures Boston 2017: What We’re Watching

July 28, 2017 In Public Affairs Leave a comment

For the first time in ten years, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) will be hosting their annual Legislative Summit in Boston. From August 6-9th, more than 6,000 legislators,

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Posted by Molly McGlynn

The Massachusetts State Budget: Understanding the Jargon

July 17, 2017 In Public Affairs Leave a comment

July marks the beginning of a new fiscal year for our state, and with that comes the Massachusetts state budget. Massachusetts House and Senate leaders have agreed to a $40.2 billion

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Posted by Solomon McCown Staff

What to Expect from Beacon Hill in 2017/2018

December 1, 2016 In Public Affairs Leave a comment

Thanksgiving is behind us which means one thing to Beacon Hill and its dedicated followers: the 2017/2018 legislative session is rapidly approaching. That’s right. Bill filing deadlines, committee assignments, and

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Posted by Solomon McCown Staff

Unfriending the 2016 Election

November 23, 2016 In Public Affairs Leave a comment

Throwing ourselves back into the election cycle for just a moment, it was far from uncommon to run into a political post when scrolling through Facebook. Though this time around

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Posted by Conor Yunits

Now What? Four Steps Government Relations Pros are Taking this Week

November 11, 2016 In Executive, Public Affairs Leave a comment

It’s over. It’s finally over. The 2016 election cycle, which began on roughly November 7, 2012, has officially (unless you live in Louisiana) come to a close. The new Congress

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Posted by Solomon McCown Staff

SM& Presents: The Changing Role of Government Affairs in Massachusetts

October 20, 2016 In Public Affairs, SM& Presents Leave a comment

On Thursday morning, leaders from Massachusetts’ most influential organizations gathered at the Boston Harbor Hotel for Solomon McCown’s 24th SMC Presents panel conversation. “From the Backroom to the Boardroom: The

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