Friday, February 22, 2013

Tarr on the Air with WBZ-TV’s Jon Keller

This Sunday at approximately 8:30am Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr will be part of a featured panel during Reporter Jon Keller’s Keller@Large Report on WBZ-TV.  The panel will also feature Governor Patrick’s former campaign manager, Alex Goldstein, and we will be discussing with Jon the race for the open U.S. Senate seat vacated by Senator John Kerry.

Please tune in Sunday morning to watch their discussion.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tarr on the Air with WBZ-TV

Earlier this afternoon Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr was interviewed by WBZ-TV News Political Reporter and Analysis Jon Keller regarding former Chelsea Housing Authority Director Michael McLaughlin’s decision to plead guilty today in Federal Court.  Please tune in to tonight’s news beginning at 5:00pm to see Jon’s report.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tarr on the Air with Fox 25 and NECN Tonight

Please tune in to tonight’s Fox 25 News broadcast at 6:00 p.m. where Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr will be speaking live with News Anchor Maria Stephanos regarding the race for the open U.S. Senate seat vacated by Senator John Kerry.

Also at 6:00 p.m., Senator Tarr will be featured in a taped segment on NECN’s Broadside with Jim Braude.  Jim and Senator Tarr further discussed the U.S. Senate seat and the decisions a candidate has to make prior to entering such a race.

Fox 25’s Evening News will air again at 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., and Broadside will re-air at 8:00 p.m. and again at 3:30 a.m.

Senator Tarr’s Statement on Closing of 11 MA Compounding Pharmaceutical Companies

Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) released the following statement yesterday regarding the closure of 11 compounding pharmaceutical companies in Massachusetts due to serious violations found by the Department of Public Health.  The announced closures come in the wake of a meningitis outbreak linked to the New England Compounding Company in Framingham that has resulted in the death of at least 45 people across the nation:

“The disturbing results of these inspections, and the need for regulators to force the closure of all or part of 11 compounding pharmacies, are further evidence of another systemic failure of oversight by state government.  If the current system tolerated this degree of regulatory noncompliance, then clearly, it’s time for serious reform.”

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Convincing Editorial

Today the Boston Herald offers a very interesting perspective about the importance of the passage of Senate and Joint Rule changes proposed by the Senate Republican Caucus about the online posting of roll call votes made by the members of the General Court.  The rules highlight this measure, which the legislature should have had in place years ago, and will offer a window into the legislative process by making the votes more accessible.

The Boston Herald is right when they reference that the year is 2013.  The time for such postings is overdue, and can be accommodated easily through modern technology.  Following the adoption of these rule changes proposed by the minority party, the Senate Republican Caucus will continue to make transparency and accountability in state government a top priority.

Please click here to read today’s editorial by the Boston Herald.