Monthly Archives: March 2009

Suburban Coalition in the News

An article about the Legislative Breakfast on April 14 from boston.com: http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2009/03/19/at_groups_breakfast_focus_is_on_recession/ Advertisements

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Stimulus Bill Links

 Memo from Commissioner Chester regarding use of stimulus funds: http://www.doe.mass.edu/arra/032009memo.html Initial allocation of IDEA funds to school districts: http://finance1.doe.mass.edu/chapter70/chapter_10_ARRAfund.html List of communities receiving stimulus funds can be found at: http://www.doe.mass.edu/arra/sfsf.html Mass Budget and Policy Analysis by area of the budget … Continue reading

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Stimulus websites

Websites that contain information on the stimulus packages. http://appropriations.house.gov/pdf/PressSummary02-12-09.pdf http://www.maehc.org/ http://appropriations.house.gov/ http://appropriations.house.gov/pdf/PressSummary02-12-09.pdf

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Northborough Selectmen meet with Local Legislators

Interesting article on one town’s effort to tell their state officials their concerns. Northborough Selectmen for attempting to hold our legislators accountable. Three local politicians will be in the hot seat at tonight’s selectmen’s meeting as they answer questions and … Continue reading

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New Budget Forecast

State Budget deficit may increase. http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/03/12/state_deficit_may_hit_1b_again/

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Combining Schools Districts

An article in the March 8th Globe discuss other states attempts to combine school districts. http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2009/03/08/together_we_wont/

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Progressive Income Tax

A link from the March 2, 2009 Boston Globe on gambling revenues and an alternate method to raise the same amount. http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2009/03/02/the_2_percent_solution/

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