Tag Archives: MA GOP

Another Political Boondoggle at MassDOT

Last year’s transportation reorganization was supposed to create efficiencies and yield huge savings for the state’s taxpayers.  Instead, it’s turning into another boondoggle that’s going to cost taxpayers even more money in the long run. The Patrick-Murray Administration already has the state in a heavy borrowing mode, with $10.3 billion set to be bonded out over the next 5 years.…

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Senate passes $100 million tax as GOP Caucus attempts to rein in Connector Authority

( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) The Massachusetts Senate Republican Caucus opposed a bill passed by Senate Democrats today that imposes a $100 million tax on hospitals to lower small business health insurance costs while granting greatly expanded powers to the state’s Health Care Connector Authority. Although Democrats insist the new “assessment” on hospitals is not a tax,…

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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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