Tag Archives: state budget

This says it all

(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…

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What They Don’t Tell Us About the 2009 State Budget

( – promoted by EaBo Clipper) Normally I don’t like to cross-post, but Reps. George Peterson and Lew Evangelidis were in top form yesterday and were on a tear. Here’s my report. I attended Saturday’s Lincoln Day Luncheon hosted by the Women’s Republican Club of Worcester County. Good turnout, including the presence of several of our outstanding state legislators: Minority…

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Where’s the outrage!

Is this anyway to run a budget particularly during a funding crisis? The state legislature always does what it pleases. Earmarks have become an issue at the federal level. It’s time citizens raise a ruckus. Giving the legislators more money is like giving a teenager a bottle of whiskey and the keys to the car. Beacon Hill lawmakers have churned…

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Is The GOP Still Relevant On Beacon Hill?

According to today’s Boston Globe (2-13-08), House Speaker Sal DiMasi unveiled his budget proposals which offered, in part, an “olive branch” to Governor Deval Patrick while at the same time soothing business interests whose collective nerves were jangled by Patrick’s proposals to tighten up corporate tax loopholes. You can check out the full Globe article here: http://www.boston.com/news/loc… What I found…

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