Tag Archives: local aid

Beyond Slots or Casinos; the Gaming of the Massachusetts Taxpayer

Statement of State Senate Candidate Dean Cavaretta on Legislation to Prevent a Taxpayer-funded Bailout of Casinos (2/13/2012) “I congratulate State Representatives Matthew Beaton (R – Shrewsbury) and Kimberly Ferguson (R – Holden) on filing recent legislation to protect taxpayers from having to bailout casinos if expanded gaming fails in Massachusetts. I wholeheartedly support them in their efforts. It would be…

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Yes, Changing One Representative Can Make a Big Difference

A couple of weeks back I ran into my incumbent at an event at the Tanner Tavern in Woburn. While I was collecting signatures for my campaign, I told voters that we need to change Beacon Hill by changing our representatives. My incumbent’s response – changing me won’t be much change for Beacon Hill. I guess he doesn’t remember the…

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What’s your issue?

( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) The recent report from the Beacon Hill Institute got me thinking about issues our candidates can and should be running on in the 2010 election. Scott Brown’s race was run and won on the federal issues like health care and national security that generally aren’t transferable to our local candidates for the…

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Tisei Talks Budget Cuts

( – promoted by DD4RP) Many economists say the recession is over, but a look at the state’s free-falling tax revenues shows that Massachusetts still has a long way to go before we can turn the economy around.  Be sure to check out my recent op-ed on the state budget shortfall and what it could mean for local aid to…

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