Tag Archives: Republicans

Five Things: RNC in Boston, Beaton Floor Speech, Steinhof Event Well Attended, and more…

RNC in Boston Today is the day that the RNC Summer Meeting starts in Boston.  It will be new National Committeewoman Chanel Prunier’s first RNC meeting since being elected to fill the remainder of Kerry Healey’s term.  The meeting takes place at the Boston Westin Waterfront on Summer Street. Some highlights are a luncheon with Newt Gingrich today, and a…

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Five Things: Widmer on Software Tax, Eno on Herald Radio, and more…

NECN: Michael Widmer on Software Tax Michael Widmer, and others weigh in on the software tax in response to Florida Governor Chris Scott’s letter to Massachusetts businesses.  Scott told business leaders that his state was more competitive and they should relocate. Rob Eno on Herald Radio I will be on Boston Herald Radio this morning in the 7am hour.  I…

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Five Things: Worcester Urban Renewal Eminent Domain, Claros Fund., Boldyga milks goat and more….

Worcester <3s Kelo Decision Worcester, Massachusetts is planning on doing their best Connecticut city impersonation, and planning on using eminent domain to seize buildings from property owners they feel aren’t utilizing their property correctly.  The Telegram has the story. Now they are threatening to wrest ownership of the small, indoor shopping center at 22 Front St., across from City Hall,…

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Scrap Tech Tax: Open Letter to state Sen. Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) by Dean Cavaretta

12 August 2013

An Open Letter to Sen. Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton): http://deancavaretta.blogspot…. Sen. Eldridge, I was very discouraged to learn recently your support of one of the biggest, boondoggle pieces of legislation in the history of the Massachusetts General Court. The so-called new MA ‘Tech Tax’ or more officially known as the state sales tax on computer system design services.…

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5 Things: Anti Casino Ballot Question, Western Special Date Set, Heroux Responds, and more

Coalition of Conservatives and Progressives Band to Stop Gambling A Coalition of pro-family and progressive groups have banded together to stop the state’s casino law.  Common enemies sure make strange bedfellows. A diverse coalition of public health, municipal, family and religious leaders along with concerned citizens from all walks of life submitted an Initiative Petition today to repeal the law…

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Five Things: Hughes Keeps Pressure up, Gas Tax Repeal Effort, Software Tax Repeal Effort and more

Kirsten Hughes Keeps Up Pressure on Dem Flip Floppers In yesterday’s Lowell Sun Kirsten Hughes kept up the pressure on Democratic tax flip floppers. In the middle of a summer heat wave, in an off-election year, when a royal baby and courthouse dramas captured the public’s attention, the Democrats at the Statehouse enacted massive tax increases worth at least…

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