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Five Things: Spilka Not Fooling Many, Lyons on Sad Remy Case, Welfare $ > than job and more…

Karen Spilka’s sudden conversion is being taken with grain of salt The business community and media are taking Karen Spilka’s sudden conversion against the tech tax with a grain of salt. You may remember, Red Mass Group reported that Spilka voted six times for the software tax. First up is a story by the new managing editor at the Boston…

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Time to TEL: Lower spending in MA and contrain it with a real tax and expenditure limitation

( – promoted by Garrett Quinn) David Tuerck writing in today’s Boston Globe: Candidates for office who want to challenge this blue-state attachment to high taxes have an important fact on their side: The “frayed-safety-net” argument doesn’t hold water. The Beacon Hill Institute calculated per-capita spending by state and local government in Massachusetts on three categories of safety-net services –…

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Soros pays homage to the Heritage Foundation

George Soros’s major investment in ideas is paying off. With Republicans out of power, what will become of the Heritage Foundation? The key is to grasp the demographic dynammic that’s eluding conservatives: the young and the tech-savvy. Yet [the Center for American Progress] may be the most influential. In addition to Podesta, at least 10 other CAP experts are advising…

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