Voters in Massachusetts elected a new United States Senator this week. Democrat Edward Markey, who spent 37 years in the U.S. House, will succeed John Kerry in the Senate. Just 27 percent of the state’s registered voters went to the polls on Tuesday. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with one of Markey’s House colleagues, Congressman Richard Neal.
WAMC caught up with Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal, a Democrat. He addressed various topics, including federal gun control reforms. Neal says he supports President Obama’s call for a range of gun control measures, but says his fellow Democrats shouldn’t take an all-or-nothing stance when bargaining with Republicans.
The all Democratic Massachusetts House delegation voted for the compromise to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. By the very nature of compromise there were good things and bad things in the bill in the view of Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal. He called a yes vote " the responsible position".
A women’s college in Massachusetts has received a substantial financial boost from the federal government. It will mean an overhaul of the curriculum and new services to help ensure student’s graduate. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
The results of the Massachusetts Democratic primaries are in, and incumbent Congressman Richie Neal has won the seat 1st Congressional District seat held by retiring Congressman John Olver. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…
Springfield Congressman Richie Neal faced off in a three-way race for the democratic nomination against former state senator Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. of Pittsfield, and Alford writer & activist Bill Shein. With all 277 precincts in the newly drawn 1st Congressional District reporting, Neal won handily with roughly 65% of the vote.
Springfield Congressman Richie Neal the three-way race for the democratic nomination for Massachusetts 1st Congressional District against former state senator Andrea Nuciforo, Jr. of Pittsfield, and Alford writer & activist Bill Shein in yesterday’s Democratic Primary. WAMC’s Lucas Willard has more…
With all 277 precincts in the newly drawn 1st Congressional District reporting, Neal won handily with roughly 65% of the vote.
Democrats on the US House Ways and Means Committee, led by a Massachusetts Congressman are looking to revive a program from the Economic Recovery Act. Proponents say it will help fund local public works projects that create jobs. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports