Skip to main content

Steven A. Baddour

Executive Vice President & Director of Operations



A former Massachusetts State Senator and former Assistant Attorney General, Steve has over 30 years of combined government, political and campaign experience.  He has worked at all levels of government and has strategically and successfully represented clients from City Hall to the State House to Washington D.C. Steve has strong and longstanding relationships throughout the Massachusetts government. He is well versed in executive, legislative and local governance.  During his time in the Senate, Steve served as the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Transportation, the Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary, the Vice Chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee and chaired numerous conference committees.  Steve is ready to advocate on your behalf and apply his unique and diverse experiences in order to achieve a successful client outcome. 


  • Massachusetts School of Law (JD)
  • University of Massachusetts (BA, cum laude)

Recent Insights



Viewpoint Thumbnail
As part of the Healey–Driscoll administration’s continued efforts to ensure Massachusetts remains a state where people want to live, work, and raise families — and businesses want to start and operate companies — the administration announced the proposed Mass Leads Act earlier today. The proposed law calls for investments of $1 billion each in the life sciences and climate tech industries over a 10-year period, with the latter category of funding providing critically important support to the administration’s goal of making Massachusetts the global leader in climate tech and clean energy development.
Viewpoint Thumbnail
This issue of Hill to Hill covers the continuing risk of a federal government shutdown despite the bipartisan debt ceiling agreement, the ongoing rollout of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act, developments related to the Massachusetts state FY2024 budget and a pending tax relief package, recent ML Strategies events, and more.
Viewpoint Thumbnail
This issue of Hill to Hill covers the budget and appropriations process on Capitol Hill, developments related to the Advanced Research Project Agency for Health and the CHIPS and Science Act, the start of the new Massachusetts legislative session and proposals filed by the Healey-Driscoll administration, and recent ML Strategies events.
Viewpoint Thumbnail
On Wednesday, September 1st, Attorney General Maura Healey certified 17 out of 30 ballot proposals filed in August to continue on the path to securing a spot on the 2022 ballot.  Of the 17 proposals certified, 16 were initiative petitions including, but not limited to, proposals relative to alcohol reforms, requirements for presentation of identification to vote, and the employment of app-based drivers.  The seventeenth proposal is a constitutional amendment providing for no-excuse absentee voting.
Viewpoint Thumbnail
Those seeking to amend Massachusetts law or the Massachusetts Constitution through the state’s unique ballot initiative process had until Wednesday, August 4, 2021 to file their proposals with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. By the time the deadline was reached, 30 proposals were filed.
Viewpoint Thumbnail
Since the Democrats reclaimed control of the House of Representatives in 2018, barrels of ink have been spilled on the topic of “congressionally-directed spending”. Better known as earmarks, this funding mechanism allows Members of Congress to send money directly to projects identified in their districts, largely bypassing the federal bureaucracy and its protracted grant application process. For more than a decade, the Congress has banned the practice of including congressionally-directed funding in spending bills. Now, Democrats in control of both chambers and the White House are poised to bring earmarks back. On March 17th, House Republicans voted to reverse the GOP Conference’s ten year-old ban on congressionally directed spending, paving the way for Members from both parties to make requests in upcoming spending and infrastructure bills.
Viewpoint Thumbnail
Only a handful of states have sought to tax digital advertising, and the path forward is murky at best due to practical considerations, federal preemption and constitutional questions. However, there are at least 4 bills filed for the 2021-2022 legislative session in Massachusetts that would implement a tax on a company that advertises on a digital platform.
Viewpoint Thumbnail
During his annual State of the Commonwealth address, Governor Charlie Baker highlighted the heroic work of frontline workers and first responders throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, while reminding the Commonwealth that though we are close, we are not out of the dark quite yet. Gov. Baker’s FY2022 (“H1”) budget recommendations support that perspective and indicates the state is still feeling the economic impacts of the pandemic.
Viewpoint Thumbnail
The fiscal year 2021 (“FY2021”) budget process has been anything but typical.  Shortly after Governor Baker’s budget proposal was released in January, the COVID-19 pandemic struck, reorienting the legislative calendar for the remainder of the 2019-2020 legislative session. 
Viewpoint Thumbnail
Governor Charlie Baker just announced he is extending COVID-19 Order No. 13 that mandates the closure of non-essential businesses.  This order, initially set to expire on April 7th, was extended to Monday, May 4th.  This order will officially take effect tomorrow, April 1st at noon. 

News & Press