Tag Archives: Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance

ALEC Rankings: MA Declines for a 3rd Year in a Row

(On the mend and on the move!

– promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) released their “Rich States, Poor States” ranking today for 2013. Massachusetts, for the 3rd year in a row, shows a decline according to ALEC’s rankings.   To read ALEC’s rankings, follow this link: link Read a press statement from Massachusetts…

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Thursday Debate and Post Debate Analysis

(Two debates ib two nights – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Please join Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance and the Western Massachusetts media consortium for a debate in Springfield on Thursday with the Republican candidates; Dan Winslow, Gabriel Gomez and Mike Sullivan. Following the debate, there will be a Post Debate Analysis open to the public.   Please join Massachusetts Fiscal…

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MEMO: The Dire Need for State Welfare Reform

In Monday’s Boston Herald, they reported, “The state’s top welfare official has admitted his agency doesn’t have the technology to prevent EBT cards from being used on booze, guns and porn, despite reform legislation passed last year prohibiting such expenditures.” Earlier on Monday, the state’s interim Commissioner of the Department of Transitional Assistance, testified at a budget hearing before the…

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Breakfast with Dave Andelman of Phantom Gourmet

Please join Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance for a breakfast with Dave Andelman, CEO of Phantom Gourmet. Hear Dave discuss issues that are affecting business owners and the restaurant industry here in Massachusetts. The breakfast will be from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 27th at the Union Club in Boston. For more information about this event and how to…

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MassFiscal Memo: Dissecting the Deductions

MEMO UPDATE: You may have heard the Governor proposed to increase the income tax rate and reduce the sales tax rate to fund an ambitious transportation and education plan but did you hear about the 45 state tax deductions that are on the table? The Governor proposed eliminating 45 state tax deductions as part of his revenue plan. These deductions…

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MassFiscal Memo: State House Rules

( – promoted by Paul R. Ferro) Yesterday, the Massachusetts State Senate updated their rules so they would be required to post roll call votes on the General Court website within 48 hours of the vote being taken. The measure was passed unanimously by a vote of 39-0, and will take effect later this year. Other measures for rule changes…

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