Friday, October 21, 2005

The Romney Administration--a Plague on Business?

There’s some bad news for the working people of Massachusetts in this morning’s papers.
First, the latest unemployment figures for the state are out and they’re discouraging. According to state officials, 700 more jobs were lost during the month of September. That’s on top the 4,500 jobs lost in August.
According to the Boston Globe business page, “employment in the past year has grown at about HALF the national rate.” (emphasis added). HALF!
The Globe also points out that Massachusetts is down 12,000 jobs since the Romney-Healey administration was installed.
Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Gov. Romney, the “Jobs Governor,” run on a platform of attracting businesses and jobs to the state? Well, the Herald's business page has a story today that shows that instead of being the state’s “top salesman,” Romney is driving business out of the state. The owner of Medical Equipment Exchange, a small, high-growth company in Romney’s hometown of Belmont, has packed his bags and left town, headed for the Granite State. Seems the governor couldn’t do enough to keep his neighbor here….

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Hello from the new Communications Director

Hi Everyone-
I wanted to let you know that I have taken over as Communications Director here at the Party. Thanks to Jane Lane for all her hard work! Before heading over here, I was a reporter at the State House News Service covering the scene on Beacon Hill. Now that I'm on this side of things, one of my first tasks will be to keep this blog updated. It may take a while to get on a set schedule, but stay tuned for more frequent updates from the Party. And please keep supporting your local Dems!