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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What Day is Election Day in Massachusetts? If It’s a Primary, the Answer is Thursday.

Readers of RedMassGroup.com will recall my article from January 4th detailing the incumbency protection racket that is the late state primary here in Massachusetts.  There, I pointed out that the MA Primary, to be held on September 8th, was the 50th of 55 Primaries held in the United States, it’s Territories, and the District of Columbia.   But I may…

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BHI delivers testimony critical of proposed constitutional amendment calling for a millionaire’s tax

Testimony to the Revenue Committee on Proposed Constitutional Amendment 15-17
David G. Tuerck
Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University January 19, 2016
Room B-2, Massachusetts State House Thank you for the opportunity to testify on the proposed constitutional amendment to create a graduated income tax for Massachusetts. The Beacon Hill Institute has a long history of providing analysis of…

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Presidential Straw Poll Results

In Hopkington last night at Marty Lamb’s campaign kickoff for State Committeeman, a group of about 100 Republican activists engaged in a Presidential Straw Poll.  The results – Cruz 53%, Trump 27%, Paul 4%, Rubio 4%, Carly 3% and Christie 3%.…

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Vice Chair MA GOP: Endorsements in SC Race are Divisive

Last night in Northborough at the Public Library, Kim Shepard and Mike Long from the Northborough Republican Town Committee held a  Meet your State Committee Candidates meeting. While Paul Ferro was giving his pitch for State Committee he asked that the Northborough RTC consider endorsing him and Jeanne Kangas went absolutely nuts. She told him she didn’t like that sort…

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