Author Archives: Steve Aylward

Steve Aylward is one of the principal owners of Red Mass Group. He is the Republican State Committeeman for Second Suffolk & Middlesex, comprised of Belmont, Watertown, Brighton and Back Bay. In 2014 he was Co-Chairman of the Question 1 - the Ballot Initiative which successfully repealed automatic gas tax hikes.

Republican State Committee 2016

After all is said and done in the Republican State Committee races, then end result is that the Committee is still relatively equally divided.  And while the Governor may have picked up a seat or two, the very real fact is that there remain many on the State Committee who feel the need, indeed the obligation, to fight for the…

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Sholley Defeats Nelson for Republican State Committee

The Secretary of State Elections Division has certified that Earl Sholley has defeated Carl Nelson for Republican State Committeeman in the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District.  Earl Sholley, who by his own admission did not spend a dime in the race defeated Carl by 69 net votes, 8559 to 8490.  Carl Nelson was backed by Charlie Baker, and although no…

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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

For 15 long months in 2013 and 2014, I worked side by side my good friend Marty Lamb as we worked to successfully repeal inflation-linked gasoline taxes. More important than repealing the tax increase was that we were able to destroy the concept of inflation-linked taxation.  Be assured that had the Democrats been able to link this tax, or any…

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Ted Cruz and the grassroots

Ted Cruz, acting every bit like the reincarnation of Ronald Reagan struck a blow last night for grassroots Republicans who have longed for the Party’s return to its core values.  His victory last night stops the juggernaut that was Donald Trump, but more importantly I think, it reminds the leaders of the Republican Party that they are no longer in…

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CLT Press Release on the Millionaires Tax

CLT News Release Tuesday, January 19, 2016   Contact: Chip Faulkner — 508-915-3665   MEMO TO THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON REVENUE Tuesday, January 19, 2016   House 3933 – A Legislative Amendment to the Constitution DRACULA RISES AGAIN   What part of 1962, 1968, 1972, 1976 and 1994 do the tax-borrow-and-spenders not understand?  Those were the years that the graduated…

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Creative Taxation

The Massachusetts Taxpayer’s Best Ally PAC (MTBA) is calling on MA voters to reach out the their legislators and tell them to vote against Bill S 2052 which recently pass the Senate. The bill, incredibly would add a “User Fee” to every can of paint sold in the Commonwealth.  This fee would be over and above the existing sales tax…

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