Republicans in the Massachusetts Legislature are making sure everyone knows they're at work today in the State House, the former "hack holiday" of Evacuation Day, or St. Patrick's Day.
In an e-mail this morning, House Republicans noted they were holding a two-hour members' caucus focused on health care and its impacts on the residents of the commonwealth.
Representatives from Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation and Pioneer Institute were addressing the caucus.
"Immediately following the two hour-long caucus, members of the House Republican caucus will be available to answer questions from the press," said the e-mail.
The GOP made a similar display last year, in an otherwise almost-vacant building.
Of course, Democrats are also at work, the first year since after the Legislature voted to end the holiday and instead replace it with overtime pay or a floating holiday for state workers.
And Democratic leaders worked last year, as well, without the same fanfare.
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