Wednesday, January 2, 2013
In his final days in office, Senator Scott Brown threw his support behind a new deal of fiscal cliff plan.
Calling the deal on the fiscal cliff "not perfect," outgoing US Senator Scott Brown (R-Wrentham) endorsed the plan in his final days in office. He says it ‘‘protects 99 percent of Americans from a massive tax increase," according to an Associated Press report. Brown had supported a no-tax pledge. The deal raises taxes on individual incomes over $400,000 and over $450,00 for household incomes and a portion of estates more than $5 million. The comprise allows Congress to have more time to work on government spending.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Yesterday, Senator Scott Brown said goodbye in his final Senate floor speech.
Thanking staff members, colleagues, and his constituency, Senator Scott Brown took to the Senate floor yesterday morning to give his farewell address to the Senate. “Aside from my marriage to my wife Gail and the birth of my two children, serving in the greatest deliberative body for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in the People’s Seat, has been the greatest honor in my life that I’ve ever had,” Brown said. Back in November, Brown lost his re-election bid to Senator-Elect Elizabeth Warren in what was considered to be one of the most competitive senate races of 2012. Brown's term ends on January 3, 2013. “A person has no business in politics unless they respect the judgment of the voters and if you run for office you’ve got to be able to…
Monday, October 29, 2012
In a statement, Brown's camp said it was "not appropriate to go forward with a political debate when a disaster strikes."
There will be no final debate between Republican Senator Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, because of Hurricane Sandy. The two were scheduled to debate Tuesday on WGBH-TV. "The Scott Brown campaign today announced that out of concern for the hardship faced by people in the path of Hurricane Sandy that he will not be participating in tomorrow's fourth and final debate," said Brown Communication Director Colin Reed. "It is simply not appropriate to go forward with a political debate when a disaster strikes. The focus for all of us before, during and after the storm needs to be on emergency response and disaster relief, not campaigns and politics." Mindy Myers, campaign manager for Elizabeth Warren for Massachusetts, …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Who do you think won the third matchup between Senator Scott Brown and challenger Elizabeth Warren? Which moments stood out to you the most?
Senator Scott Brown and challenger Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard University professor, met for their third debate on Wednesday night in Springfield, this time each appearing more at ease and both with their best performances to date. Here are the five biggest moments of the hour-long debate moderated by Jim Madigan. Discrepancies in Higher Education Brown's biggest moment of the debate was when he cornered Warren over the issue of the rising costs of higher education. Warren, a professor at Harvard University, noted that Brown voted against a bill that sought to keep student loan interests low, because it would have closed a loophole for millionaires. But Brown came back by saying the reason the costs of higher education are …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
A look at the top headlines in your town and the surrounding area for the week of April 8, 2012.
Fatal Easton Crash Kills Norton Man A Foundry Street accident in Easton resulted in the death of a Norton man Tuesday night, April 10, according to Easton Police. Easton Police Chief Allen Krajcik said in a statement that Eric Gryzboski, 36, of Eisenhower Drive in Norton, went off the road while heading westbound at approximately 10:45 p.m. and crashed his 2002 GMC pickup truck into a large tree near the Norton town line. Read more by clicking here. *** Family and Friends Say Goodbye to Mansfield High Student Family, friends and much of the Mansfield community came to pay their final respects to Michaela Smith on Friday morning at her funeral service at Saint Mary’s Church. Smith, 16, died last Saturday, April 7, after an early morning car…