| Starting today, June 26, 2012, Red Mass Group will be publishing, on weekdays, the five things you should know every morning for the upcoming day, in Massachusetts politics. The first issue is today. A big thanks goes out to the Patch.com network for the idea.
1. Four days left to save $100,000 to help rescue unborn children by getting a Choose Life license plate.
If 3,000 Choose Life license plates are not on the road by June 30, 2012 the donor who put up $100,000 to guarantee the plates with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will not get the deposit back. That $100,000 will either go to the State or be used to help save unborn babies through crisis pregnancy centers. You may get a plate at any full service registry location. In addition a generous Catholic Parish has agreed to pay for anybody's first year of the plates.
"FREE CHOOSE LIFE License Plates - See or call Patrice Martin at 508-842-5436 and ask about getting your first 2 years FREE before the end of June. Take a stand for life and get a "Choose Life" license plate for your car. Afterwards, they only cost $20 extra per year, and that amount is tax deductible."
2. Attorney General Eric Holder in Boston
The embattled United States Attorney General, Eric Holder, will be in Boston today, on the eve of the Congress voting to hold him in contempt. According to the State House News Service, Holder will be at the Seaport World Trade Center, to keynote Caremne Ortiz's symposium on civil rights. The program starts at 9:30 AM.
3. Amendments to the electric rate bill due today.
Amendments to H4198, "An Act regarding competitively priced electricity" are due today by 3:00 PM this afternoon. No amendments had been filed as of six o'clock this morning.
4. President Barack Obama leaves Boston
After a brief trip to Massachusetts, which filled over $2,000,000 into his campaign coffers, Kevin Youkilis' biggest fan Barack Obama, leaves Logan Airport this morning. He is on the way to raise more money in the Southern United States.
5. LG Murray to release report on the impact of Military Bases on the Massachusetts economy.
The Commonwealth is facing "devestating cuts" in military spending in the upcoming budget negotiations on Capitol Hill. Via a conference call this morning the Lieutenant Governor will be outlining exactly what is at stake.