Walpole’s Representative Shawn Dooley helped pass legislation that limits the anonymity of seemingly independent political campaigns called Super PACs, a bill that Dooley said will force dark money into the light.Signed by the governor earlier this month, the new legislation forces the top five Super Political Action Committee donors to list their names on any advertisement they fund, making the money more transparent, Dooley said. Dooley (R-Norfolk) was the Republican appointee to the conference committee that hammered out the legislation, something he called a necessary reform in campaign finance.Continue Reading
The state legislature restored prison mitigation money to Walpole in a nearly unanimous effort, overriding the governor’s $2.2 million veto for prison host towns.
In what Rep. John Rogers (D-Norwood) called a bipartisan effort, the legislature overturned Gov. Deval Patrick’s prison mitigation veto last Wednesday, bringing $2.2 million back to help prison host towns like Walpole. As a result, Rogers said Walpole will see about $800,000 as a reimbursement for prison aid costs some time this fall.
NORFOLK – A great horned owl downed by damaged tail feathers a few months ago, was back flying high into the night Monday with a hand from the town’s animal control officer.
Norfolk Animal Control Officer Hilary Cohen, who captured the juvenile bird of prey outside the home of state Rep. Shawn Dooley, R-Norfolk, after the injured owl hopped across Cleveland Street into his yard, was able to release it back into nature following treatment at Tufts Wildlife Hospital in Grafton.
Bill will provide $12M to vocational schools and community colleges to train workers for jobs in manufacturing, technology and hospitality fields
State Rep. Betty Poirier, R-North Attleboro, says when she goes to work in Boston every day she sees signs the city’s economy is “burgeoning.”
Seven or eight large, skyscraper-type, buildings are being constructed. Wealth and jobs seem to be everywhere.
Now, she said, the Legislature is attempting to bring that boomlet to other parts of the state through an $80 million economic development bill passed in the closing minutes of this year’s legislative session.