|3. BMG laughingly thinks John Walsh's planned words are a one day story
The reaction to John Walsh's sexist Misogynistic comments about Scott Brown and folding clothes over at Blue Mass Group are a laugh riot. Particularly good are:
Walsh has apologized
for what was obviously a dumb comment.
"In the excitement of getting the convention underway and getting the message out about how important it is to re-elect President Obama and elect Elizabeth Warren, I made a statement about Scott Brown that I regret," party Chairman John Walsh said in a statement this afternoon. "I apologize for that remark."
End of story.
Yep David has spoken, end of story.
The dumb statement is kinda funny. Detached from context it sounds worse than it is.
4. Patrick hires first of many bureaucrats to implement Jones-Patrick care
According to the State House News Service, Deval Patrick has hired the first of many bureaucrats to implement the Jones-Patrick health care price controls.
Gov. Deval Patrick has plucked a top aide to Senate President Therese Murray to oversee the initial implementation of the state's new health care cost control law.
According to an administration official, David Seltz is coming on board early next week to tackle a menu of organizational and personnel tasks needed to start implementing a law that supporters say will lead to $200 billion in savings over 15 years and change the way practitioners approach health care delivery.
Seltz is familiar with the landscape, having played a role behind the scenes as legislative leaders and Patrick worked to refine their bill. When Patrick signed the bill into law Aug. 6, he singled out Seltz for his "consistent creativity" while working to develop the law, known now as Chapter 224.
According to the administration official, Seltz will work across several Cabinet secretariats involved in implementation of the 308-section law, including Health and Human Services, Administration and Finance, and Housing and Economic Development.
Zero savings so far, and extra government payroll. Sounds like the law is getting off to wonderful start.
5. Massachusetts Small Business owners face uncertainty
Go Local Worcester has a story on the state of small business in Massachusetts. It's not looking good.
The main cause of such tempered optimism is the high cost of doing business in the Commonwealth.
Higher incomes and higher salaries go hand in hand with higher payroll and property taxes.
"Our health insurance is probably about the highest in the world," said Vernon.
Dick Kennedy, president of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, said he's seen a general uneasiness about the future among business owners that stems from uncertainty about the tax code and healthcare costs.