Kuster, Shea-Porter, 63 Colleagues Ask Trump To Fire Pruitt

We formally request that you ask Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign. Scott Pruitt’s unethical behavior, wasteful use of taxpayer money, and his efforts to undermine the EPA’s core mission to protect our environment and public health demand an appropriate response: his resignation or his firing.

Four Ways to Fix Facebook

For years, Congress and federal regulators have allowed the world’s largest social network to police itself — with disastrous results. Here are four promising reforms under discussion in Washington.

Addiction Drug’s Side Effect: More Overdoses?

Researchers suggest people getting Vivitrol shots may be more susceptible to a fatal overdose if they halt the regimen early and resume using opiates.

Subsidy Season at State House For Wood-Burning Plants?

Nine hundred good jobs are at stake, co-sponsors told the House Committee on Science, Technology and Energy Committee last Wednesday at the hearing on Senate Bill 446.  Representative Herb Richardson (R- Lancaster) thinks the total is more like 1,500.

Week To Watch: Medicaid Expansion, Recovery Workplace, Death Penalty, More

Lots happening for lawmakers and you coming this week including a public hearing on Senate Bill 593, which would end the state’s death penalty replacing it with life without parole, which passed the Senate but Sununu said he will veto it. The hearing is in Room 204 of the Legislative Office Building at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

AARP, a Critic of Scams Aimed at Seniors, Draws Flak Over Its Member Marketing Practices

In its newsletters and magazines, in congressional testimony and on its website, AARP warns seniors about deceptive direct mail and other dubious marketing come-ons as part of its mission to protect members from financial abuses. But the huge advocacy group’s own aggressive efforts to coax seniors to join or renew their memberships also have drawn a burst of criticism this year.

Rep. Mindi Messmer Raises New Concerns About Coakley Contamination

Roger Wood Podcast: She’s an environmental scientist specializing in remediation of contaminated sites.  And the Coakley Landfill superfund site isn’t too far from Mindi Messmer’s home in Rye as she runs for Congress.