Category: Fred Bayles

Split in probation case could spell trouble for pols

Boston Herald Fred Bayles, College of Communication Bay State pols may be called to testify twice in separate high-profile trials involving the scandal-plagued Probation Department’s former bosses after a federal judge yesterday split the case’s indictment in two — a decision that bodes ill during the direct run-up to Election Day, one expert warned… Expert […]

Unions dominate PAC spending in Massachusetts politics, with 18 of top 20 spenders

Springfield Republican Fred Bayles, College of Communication Political action committees connected to organized labor were the top spenders contributing to state-level lawmakers and candidates last year, according to a study released Tuesday by the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance… Expert quote: “There has been a great tradition of pro-union policies since the 1930s, […]

‘Obamacare’ not playing a leading role in state campaigns

Washington Times Fred Bayles, College of Communication President Obama’s health care law may be a partisan flash point on Capitol Hill, but unique factors have forced it to play a supporting role in spring campaigns to fill empty seats in Congress… Expert quote: “This was supported by Republicans and Democrats in the legislature. There were […]