Editor’s note: The cross-tabs for this poll question can be found here. (BOSTON) – A plurality of Massachusetts registered voters believes that Fidelity’s recent decision to move approximately 1,000 jobs out of the Bay State was based on the Commonwealth’s high business taxes according to a poll prepared for the Beacon Hill Institute and released today. Thirty-three percent (33%)…Read More »
Another firm that had to wait after the elections! What’s striking about this piece is news is that TJX Companies, is headquartered in Massachusetts. And even in its home base state, TJX will not be converting many stores to Marshall’s or TJ Maxx. Malden, Methuen and Medford are among the several cities and towns in MA that will lose stores…Read More »
Boston Globe Magazine editor does taxes. Charlie Pierce, the man who thought that Scott Brown supporters were clearly (clearly in the mind of clairvoyant Globe-speak) delusional, now tackles the history of tax policy in Massachusetts. He does a little bit better with explaining tax revolts than predicting elections. As usual Pierce, like others at the Globe, misses the point.…Read More »
The city of Boston won a big tax case against National Grid this past week. Look for cities and towns to get aggressive on how they assess rights of way and real property for utility companies.
Boston has won a $16 million tax fight with National Grid, a victory in a long-running case that could embolden cities and towns across…
(exactly. – promoted by EaBo Clipper) Bloomberg carries a story about how Massachusetts has closed another corporate loophole so that WalMart can pay its “fair share.” But one passage in the dispatch is very telling. Massachusetts is closing tax loopholes, raising cigarette taxes and dipping into rainy day funds to balance a budget that increases expenditures 4.9 percent. States…Read More »
Here’s are selections from the latest dispatch from the Howell-Cloud drive to abolish the personal income tax.
A Disturbing Message from Michael Cloud I’m scared. Not panicked, but scared of what they’ll try to do to knock our END the Income Tax Initiative Off the Ballot. Why? In yesterday’s Boston Globe (6/4/08): “In a major embarrassment to Republican leaders in…
Looking past the glitter, the Senate Minority Leader takes on a sacred cow. The Department of Revenue recently released an analysis of the state’s film tax credit, revealing some interesting facts about the incentive. According to DOR, the state collects less than 18 cents for every dollar it offers in tax credits. That’s bad news for the state’s taxpayers, because…Read More »