Tagged: Scott Brown

Brown gets reform bill changed

By threatening to withhold his vote for the final compromise, Massachusetts GOP U.S. Senator Scott Brown (l.) got the Democratic negotiators on the financial regulatory reform bill to delete a $19 billion fee on large financial institutions to cover costs of implementing the new law.  Law Professor Cornelius Hurley, director of the Morin Center for […]

BU and PEJ release report on election coverage

A new study produced by Boston University and the Project for Excellence in Journalism that outlines media coverage of the Massachusetts special senate election has revealed some interesting points about the recent race.   According to the report, national media initially lost interest in a “fairly dull and utterly local contest.”  But, “when it became […]