Tag Archives: budget

Like Admiral Ackbar said: It’s a Trap!

  Maybe it’s because my middle name is Francis and I learned to fight before I learned to read, but I don’t expect people to like me. This has given me the advantage in many situations. I’ve always asked the prettiest girls to dance. I’ve never been afraid of speaking in front of groups. And I’ve never shied away from…

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Globe Columnist Offers Praise for Those Who Voted Against the Budget

It is amazing what standing on principle will do.  In yesterday’s Boston Globe conservative columnist Jeff Jacoby praised the eight Republicans who voted against the budget. BY VOTES so lopsided they were practically unanimous, 144-7 in the House and 38-1 in the Senate, the Massachusetts Legislature last week approved a $36.5 billion budget for fiscal 2015, the largest in state…

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MassFiscal Scorecard Update: Budget Rules

(the scorecard – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) There’s not a lot left to mention that hasn’t already been said about the debate-stifling rules (H. 3999) adopted by the House of Representatives on Tuesday for debating the FY2015 budget. Needless to say, MassFiscal is scoring four of the most problematic votes taken during the debate. They are listed below…

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