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Five Things: Humason Announces, 2nd Hampden and Hampshire #s, Techies Put Dems in Sights, & more.

Don Humason (R-Westfield) announces run for the 2nd Hampden and Hampshire Senate Seat On the heels of the announcement by Senator Mike Knapik (R-Westfield) that he is resigning, his former aide, Don Humason, has announced he is going to run for the seat.   MassLive.com has the story. Rep. Donald F. Humason said he definitely will be running to succeed…

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Marlborough Councilor Matt Elder wants to scrap elected official’s pensions

Republican City Councilor Matt Elder of Marlborough, Massachusettts has filed a home rule petition to make Councilors ineligible for public pensions.  The MetroWest Daily News has the story. “It’s a ‘good government’ move,” said Elder, who did not sign up for the pension system when he was elected in 2009. “It will ultimately restore some faith in government.” Elder said…

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Pension Abuse Continues – Sheriff’s Edition

(The Globe may be liberal but they have been good government minded in the last six months, and we should give them credit for it.  First they broke the probation story now they find out about DiPaola’s intention to double dip and stop it.   There’s more to the story.  Fox25 uncovered that DiPaola allegedly used campaign contributions for personal…

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Public Pensions – Math Kills Us

( – promoted by Mike “DD4RP” Rossettie) There has been much said and written about public pensions and their impact on the budgets of municipalities across the Commonwealth.  Charlie Baker has laid out his plan to reduce their impact on budgets.  Karyn Polito has pledged not to take a pension. Bill Keating has said that he will defer his pension…

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Is CA Brewing Another Taxpayer Revolt

( – promoted by Paul R. Ferro) The state that introduced the country to the idea of capping property taxes,appears ready to take on public sector unions. Here’s hoping that what’s happening in CA does as much for income and sales taxes as Prop 13 did for homeowners. Some backround. First we have the city of Bell, CA, that even…

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Pensions for Felons

Last year, Democrats celebrated and took pride in passing their version of pension reform. They are still celebrating its passing. “We’ve got a – I think – a pension system whose egregious reforms, egregious outliers have been eliminated now through pension reform. I’m very proud of that.” – Governor Deval Patrick on Nightside with Dan Rea, WBZ, June 7, 2010.…

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