Thursday, May 30, 2013
One observer called the trend "upward political mobility" for officials in the Bay State, but that's perhaps not the case with outgoing Lt. Gov. Tim Murray.
As Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Tim Murray conducts his final full week in state government, he finds himself close to joining familiar ranks of several top elected Bay State officials in the not too distant past. Murray, like with recent governors William Weld and Paul Cellucci, will not finish his last elected term in office. After this coming Sunday, Murray, a Democrat, will become the new president and CEO of his hometown Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, a decision he announced last week. The decision once again raised questions about whether Gov. Deval Patrick will complete his term own term set to expire in early 2015. Weld, a Republican, left the corner office in the mid-'90s after he was tabbed by President Bill Clinton to be …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
CBS Boston reports Murray has a new job lined up already.
UPDATE, 12:15 p.m.: The Massachusetts Republican Party was quick to jump on the reports about Murray's resignation, saying Murray is trying "to outrun the scandal that dogs him" in a statement on their website. MassGOP attempted to liken Murray's exit to that of former House Speaker Thomas Finneran, who was convicted of obstruction of justice in 2007. “History doesn’t always repeat itself, but in this case it looks like Tim Murray is following the same path as a previous, disgraced Democratic official,” said Nate Little MassGOP Executive Director in the scathing statement. “Only time will tell if Murray follows the Finneran playbook to the end, complete with indictment and guilty plea.” UPDATE, 10:45 a.m.: Boston.com has updated their …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The oath was administered by his Governor Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray.
Thursday, January 17
On Wednesday Jan. 3, State Representative Paul McMurtry took the oath of office to serve the citizens of Westwood, Walpole (Pct. 8) and Dedham. The oath administered by his Excellency Governor Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray marks the beginning of the 188th Biennium of the General Court. McMurtry said, “I am honored to serve the citizens of the 11th Norfolk District in my 4th term in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.” He then went on to say, “as I consider the challenges ahead, I continued to be inspired by those I represent to serve with both commitment and compassion.” After being voted in by his colleagues to his third term as speaker, House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo vowed to take up a bill designed to …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Lt. Gov. Murray took a tour of Dedham Square to take a look at the latest developments.
Lt. Governor Tim Murray took a tour of the construction in Dedham Square on Wednesday, and was very excited about the developments. Massachusetts invested $1.7 million in order to renovate the infrastructure in Dedham. And Lt. Gov. Murray was happy to see that small businesses were still strong in the area. "My very recollections of this area date back to...prior being in state government... as a practicing attorney," Lt. Gov. Murray said. "I had a chance to walk down with a fellow attorney and I got to see that this was a vibrant business district." Lt. Gov. Murray expressed the importance of the project because it was creating construction jobs in the area. And he was certain that after the project was complete, it will bring in a …