(Boston, MA) – The Beacon Hill Institute (BHI) estimates that Massachusetts state tax revenues will come in at $30.242 billion in Fiscal Year 2020, 1.9% above FY 2019. For FY 2021, revenues will be $30.476, a mere .8% above FY 2020. Read more at beaconhill.org.…Read More »
Maybe it’s because my middle name is Francis and I learned to fight before I learned to read, but I don’t expect people to like me. This has given me the advantage in many situations. I’ve always asked the prettiest girls to dance. I’ve never been afraid of speaking in front of groups. And I’ve never shied away from…Read More »
What can we say? Even liberals have their limits. Melrose Mayor Rob Dolan (a key Congresswoman Clark ally) failed in his attempt to get voters to approve a tax increase. It wasn’t pretty. Mayor Rob Dolan’s proposed Proposition 2 1/2 property tax override failed by a convincing margin in Tuesday’s citywide election, with 61.1 percent voting ‘No’ and 36.7…Read More »
Merrill Matthews offers some good insight on the D.C. budget mess. The CR (Continuing Resolution) is a deft, cynical tactic used by Democrats to move things along. It is time to get back to the “regular order” of the fisc. Those CRs made it very difficult for Republicans to cut spending. If they refused to vote for a CR with…Read More »
( – promoted by Paul R. Ferro) Despite what the restrictionists in the grassroots tell you, Donald Trump is doing major damage to the GOP brand. In an effort to play up the wedge issue that is immigration, Trump is offering to tax the rich by getting rid of “carried interest” exception. Long a hobby horse of the left,…Read More »
(IT is not just an internet sales tax. But the entire internet that will be taxed up to 16%. The FCC is voting soon on this.
– promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) In case you missed it, MassFiscal Chairman Rick Green had an op-ed published in the Boston Globe this past weekend concerning the so-called “Marketplace Fairness Act,” the…
– promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) From the report entitled Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors 2014 “Governor Patrick’s low score results mainly from his record of proposed and enacted tax increases. In 2012 he proposed higher taxes on cigarettes and corporations. In 2013 he signed into law increases in sales taxes, cigarette taxes, and gas taxes.…