Plan to cut business costs marks emergence of Mass. House GOP
Until the last election, the state Republican Party’s legislative ranks had been in decline for two decades. Too often, Republican lawmakers failed to push an eye-catching agenda. But that may be changing. From the 2010 election onward, Republicans have more than doubled their House numbers. Emboldened by that gain, GOP legislators are determined to play a more important role. They recently unveiled a broad legislative agenda focused on making Massachusetts an easier, less costly place to do business.