(Cross-posted from The COFAR Blogsite) In a preview this week of the Fiscal 2018 state budget, the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center points out a key shortcoming in the budget process. That process is not transparent, the … [Read more...]
No Sanctuary for Scofflaws
Hello Blue Mass Group friends, For those who don’t know me, my name is Steve May, I’m from Hull, and I am a candidate for State Senate in the Plymouth and Norfolk district running to represent Weymouth, Hingham, Hull, Cohasset, Scituate, … [Read more...]
Legislators organizing for new taxes
Dear Bah! Oh dear, as Lily Tomlin says “No matter how cynical I become, it’s never enough to keep up.” I have never understood why these people, who had to organize their own constituents to win their seats … [Read more...]
I think we need to have a conversation about taxes.
Her home town’s Newton Tab Blog accused her of “damning the voters” and attracted the usual negative commentators. A Boston Globe Blogger accused her of displaying Beacon Hill chutzpah, but attracted no commentators. … [Read more...]
Rebuilding our revenue base.
Right now somebody is thinking of something worseYou know a lot of folk are pessimistic about our chances of winning public support for a balanced solution to our current budget crisis and are facing the new year like this delightful … [Read more...]
State revenues recover somewhat
Good news ... NEW YORK - Massachusetts tax revenue rose just over 14 percent in September from a year ago, mainly because taxes paid by businesses and corporations leaped nearly 53 percent, the state Revenue Commissioner said on … [Read more...]
BHI Forecast: State tax revenues to increase by 2.1% in FY 2010 and by 4.4% in FY 2011
BHI Forecast Update: State tax revenues to increase by 2.1% in FY 2010 and by 4.4% in FY 2011 (BOSTON, Dec. 16, 2009) - After examining the state's slide into a recession and the prospects for recovery, The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk … [Read more...]
Experienced activists protecting programs AND searching for additional revenues
Have you signed up for the October 22 Insider Budget Briefing with Peter Enrich Law Professor at Northeastern University and former general counsel to the Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance, for a close look at … [Read more...]
Barbara Anderson — supporting the Governor’s reforms
sort of, but not his revenue proposals. (Or anybody else's for that matter.) Here she is expaining it all to Keller after the ad. I miss working at the State House with Barbara to tell the truth: She's an honest, kind, principled, … [Read more...]
Virtual Rally II : Support Our State – Contact Your Senator!
SAMPLE SCRIPT The most important part of this script is that you customize each section with your own values, personality, etc. [Introduction:] Hello Senator <Tolman>. My name is <Harmony Blakeway>, and I … [Read more...]