state politics

  After ten years at Wesleyan, John Hickenlooper found himself laid off from his first job as a geologist. So he rented a space in an empty warehouse in an empty pocket of Denver’s downtown to open a brewpub. He turned out to be a natural at the job; the pub was a huge success. In fifteen years, he blossomed from small business owner into millionaire at the helm of a string of pubs across the western United States. He was so influential in the community that, encouraged by many, he ran for mayor of Denver, essentially as a lark. And then he won.

Contemporary politicians often look to their predecessors for wisdom. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that LBJ might well have been the country’s greatest Senate Majority Leader.

The President is expected to carry Massachusetts in the fall despite running against its former governor. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he thinks President Obama will win re-election.

Primary day in the Bay State is rapidly approaching. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is doing well in his new district.

It remains to be seen what effect the Tea Party will have on the 2012 elections. In today’s Congressional Corner, Michael Kicinski — the Tea Party candidate for New York’s new 22nd district seat currently held by Republican Richard Hanna — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he supports safe hydraulic fracturing.

Central New York has alternated between parties when it comes to representation in Washington. In today’s Congressional Corner, Michael Kicinski — the Tea Party candidate for New York’s new 22nd district seat currently held by Republican Richard Hanna — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it’s time for a change in leadership.

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Sheldon Silver, the Speaker of the New York State Assembly. They discuss the on-time budget, the minimum wage, redistricting, and the 2012 elections.

Northeast Report – Glen Johnson of Boston.com

Apr 2, 2012

Former Massachusetts treasurer Timothy Cahill has been indicted on public corruption charges related to advertisements promoting the state lottery that ran during his unsuccessful campaign for governor in 2010.