March 18, 2016/Dispatch

Governor Baker has a bad Sunshine Week

Massachusetts residents saw their governor on the front page of the Boston Globe on consecutive days being exposed for his pattern of secrecy. First, for sneaking out of state to a conservative confab, and then for orchestrating a sketchy fundraising scheme with the national GOP.

This week was National Sunshine Week – a five-day salute to greater transparency in government and politics. And while, we continue to push for openness regarding the donors to Governor Baker’s $300,000 dark political fund and the Republican front group Mass Fiscal Alliance, you can see from the stories below, there is much more conservative political maneuvering going on behind the scenes of the Baker administration that the public ought to know about.

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Please enjoy this latest edition of MassDems Talking Points – your weekly source for the updates and news stories you should know about.



Attorney General Maura Healey redoubled her efforts to make equal access to public accommodations for transgender Bay Staters the law – a measure Governor Baker has refused to publicly support. Read more her



The Boston Globe ran a Page 1 story this week on Governor Baker’s recently revealed secret trip to Georgia for a conservative millionaire confab – leaving the Commonwealth for more national GOP politics and the public unaware their governor was gone. Read more here

Also on Page 1 this week: MassGOP – essentially now relegated to operating as Governor Baker’s personal piggy bank – has devised a fundraising scheme that more or less allows them to launder big dollar contributions through the Republican National Committee.Read more here

In light of these new revelations – coupled with his continued silence on the donors to his $300,000 dark political fund – MassDems sent around the following suggested questions Governor Baker should answer. Read more here


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