Tag Archives: Joseph Wagner

Casinos – do not read this with a mouthful of coffee

Remember a few weeks ago when the Massachusetts State Senate painted itself in glory by loudly shouting down a proposed five year ban on legislators accepting jobs in the soon-to-be-born Massachusetts casino industry? After one esteemed Senator indignantly proclaimed that such a ban would create “a presumption that the people in this body cannot operate with integrity,” the Democratic caucus…

Read More »

Despite the Sales Tax Increase the Tolls are Coming?!?

Beleaguered Pike drivers could face a double whammy of tax and toll hikes as Beacon Hill leaders hinted yesterday a 25-percent sales tax hike still doesn’t address long-term transportation needs. “It’s not going to be enough for really anything going forward,” said Senate President Therese Murray (D-Plymouth) of the sales tax hike when asked yesterday about transportation costs in the…

Read More »

Tell Transportation Chairman Wagner No New Gas Tax!

Call Rep. Joseph Wagner, Chair of the Joint Transportation Committee, and tell him we can’t afford the highest in the nation gas tax. They need to spend the taxes that they take better, and not waste them on jobs for their friends. Contact Info for Rep. Wagner. STATE REPRESENTATIVE JOSEPH F. WAGNER

Joint Committee on Transportation , Chairman State House…

Read More »

Toll change illegal

A key state lawmaker said yesterday that a substantial provision […] to end tolls on the Massachusetts Turnpike west of Route 128 might be illegal. Representative Joseph F. Wagner, a Chicopee Democrat who is cochairman of the Joint Committee on Transportation, said that lawyers have told him the statute governing the transfer of the Turnpike Authority to the state Highway…

Read More »

MassLive.com: Republicans complain of improper use of stationery by state Rep. Joseph Wagner

by The Republican Newsroom

Thursday May 29, 2008, 7:47 PM By HOLLY ANGELO

hangelo@repub.com CHICOPEE – The Massachusetts Republican Party filed a complaint with the State Ethics Commission today alleging that state Rep. Joseph F. Wagner used official state stationery to invite guests to a fund-raising dinner. Wagner, who is chairman of the House Transportation Committee, denied the allegation, saying…

Read More »