MassPoliticker says the House just passed, by overwhelming numbers, a tax holiday in August, which will cost this state $16 million dollars so people can save $50 if they spend a $1000. Brilliant!
Meanwhile, there’s talk that Representative Donato is stalling the repeal of 1913’s laws that prevent out of state glbt couples from getting married here, something that’s only awaiting the House’s passage before Governor Patrick signs the bill and it becomes law. Not okay.
Other bills the House may skip? The Global Warming Solutions Act – a bill that has the numbers to pass, but just needs to get on the docket – is another bill the Senate passed and the House has yet to do so. It would reduce and cap emissions, making Massachusetts a leader in Global Warming.
If anyone has an objection to the House’s priorities, find your legislators and make a phone call. Also, make sure to give the Speaker’s office a ring. It’s time these bills and measures have the priority in legislation they deserve. GLBT people have waited long enough on 1913, while the environment can’t afford to wait anymore for Global Warming action.
Cross posted at Ryan’s Take.