House and Senate Republicans Talk Jobs, the Economy … and Holidays

The Judiciary Committee may have nixed the proposed repeal of Evacuation Day and Bunker Hill Day as paid holidays when they placed Senator Michael Knapik’s bill into a study order, but House and Senate Republicans were at the State House on Evacuation  Day, ready to assist constituents and to talk jobs and the economy.

While most of the State House was deserted, members of the House and Senate Republican leadership teams were meeting in Senate Minority Leader Richard Tisei’s office with Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation President Michael Widmer and Bill Vernon of the National Federation of Independent Business.  With the state unemployment rate at a 34-year high of 9.5 percent, the focus of the meeting was on the state’s economic outlook and how to assist small businesses and get Massachusetts residents back to work.

A press availability that followed was standing-room only, but most of the reporters’ questions were about the Evacuation Day and Bunker Hill Day holidays, and the GOP’s efforts to repeal them.  The State House News Service was there to record it, and has the video clip posted at http://statehousenews.com/vide…

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