As a member of the Executive Committee of PDM, I want to extend an invitation to BMGers to join us in soliciting expressions of support from Massachusetts businesses for the Governor’s proposals. These Massachusetts-based businesses do not benefit from the unintended consequences of certain quirks in our tax code (popularly called “loopholes”). According to some estimates, 85% to 95% of businesses in the state do not receive any benefit from these unintended biases toward large corporations, and are thus put at a great competitive disadvantage. If you work for such a local business, or know someone who does, use the links here for information on the Governor’s proposals, and (more importantly) a place to go to register support.
We are also looking for business people to testify in support of the Governor’s program at a hearing before the new Tax Commission, which will take place at the State House next Tuesday (May 22) at 4 PM. If you or someone you know would like to participate, you can email me or leave a comment here.
PDM Social at the MassDems Convention in Amherst: Be There or Be Square!
If you plan to be at the MassDems Convention in Amherst on Saturday (May 19), stop by at our booth and join up as a PDM member. We will have information on PDM and on the new ONE Massachusetts network supported by PDM as well as many like-minded groups in the state.
In addition, we are continuing our long-standing tradition of hosting our ever-popular social gathering at the conclusion of the afternoon session (4 to 6 o’clock). Come to the Marriott Room on the 11th floor of the Campus Center. We will provide snacks, a cash bar, and lots of energetic conversation. Meet and greet, see and be seen, and all that.