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Senate Republican Caucus Pushes Nursing Home Tax Repeal

(Thank you Senator Tisei. – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) The Massachusetts Senate Republican Caucus is pushing for the repeal of the state’s controversial nursing home tax on non-Medicare patients. The tax was introduced in 2002, and was recently increased by the Patrick Administration to $19.17 a day.  Over the last eight years, the Caucus has repeatedly filed legislation…

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Tisei Outlines Finance Control Board Proposal for Lawrence on Fox 25 Morning News

Senate Minority Leader Richard R. Tisei appeared live on the Fox 25 Morning News today to discuss the Senate Republican Caucus’ proposal to install a finance control board in Lawrence to oversee spending decisions and help restore fiscal stability to the cash-strapped city. The Senate is expected to debate a $35 million bailout bill for Lawrence on Tuesday afternoon. You…

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Senate Republicans to push for Lawrence control board

The Massachusetts Senate Republican Caucus will be filing an amendment to the Lawrence bailout bill requiring the immediate appointment of a finance control board to manage the city’s finances. “Our plan is to offer a strong control board to ensure that fiscally responsible decisions are being made on behalf of the taxpayers in Lawrence,” said Senate Minority Leader Richard R.…

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MA Senate Republican Caucus Scores Key Victories During Safe Driving Debate

(You’ll take my cell phone from my cold dead hands. Thank you Senators. – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) The Massachusetts Senate Republican Caucus scored several key victories during today’s debate on the Safe Driving Bill (S.2290), which seeks to ban texting while driving and impose new testing requirements on elderly drivers. Senate Minority Leader Richard Tisei, Assistant Minority…

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Sen. Michael Knapik: Outlaw Sex Offenders from Ice Cream Trucks

State Sen. Michael R. Knapik is proposing to outlaw convicted sex offenders from manning ice cream trucks – incredibly, a rarity nationwide. But don’t expect a soft serve when the bill comes up for debate tomorrow afternoon. A dozen other pols have signed on in support of the Westfield Republican’s anti-perv petition, which would mandate anyone applying for or renewing…

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Sen. Michael Knapik Blasts Gov. Patrick for Closed Door Ethics Reform Meeting

Lawmakers blasted a closed-door ethics reform powwow held yesterday by Gov. Deval Patrick only days after he chastised legislators for shaping such reforms out of the public eye. “You can’t have it both ways. You can’t demand transparency and shutter the doors,” said Sen. Michael Knapik (R-Westfield) , who served on Patrick’s task force but wasn’t invited to yesterday’s sitdown.…

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