Monthly Archives: November 2009

Representative Benson Brings Revenue Hearing to Harvard MA

BOSTON, MA – Representative Jennifer Benson (D-Lunenburg) will host a stop on the Revenue Committee’s Listening Tour on Tuesday, December 1st at 5:30 pm. Joint Committee on Revenue Chairman Jay Kaufman (D-Lexington) and his staff will take questions and comments … Continue reading

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Two new fact sheets: The Medical Security Trust Fund, and Corporate Tax Update II

The Medical Security Trust Fund, which helps pay for health insurance for people who have lost their jobs, is close to being insolvent. A Facts At a Glance released today by MassBudget examines the sources of the fiscal strain on the … Continue reading

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Mass Taxpayer Foundation released a clear explanation of the financial and revenue situation in the state of Massachusetts as we work our way through FY10 and prepare for FY11.

Powerpoint presentation can be found at: http://www.masstaxpayers.org/files/econ_presentation_10_06_09.pdf

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House Ways and Means Chairman Murphy’s remarks at Harvard

From the masssupt.org site November 6, 2009 STATE FISCAL REDUCTIONS AND PREDICTIONS  Dear Colleagues,  This past Wednesday House Ways and Means Chair Charles Murphy of Burlington was the key presenter at the Harvard Superintendents Roundtable at the Faculty Club in … Continue reading

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Recap of November 5 Meeting- Contract Negotiations in Difficult Fiscal Times

 “Seize the day.”  That was the message from our speaker, Mary Aicardi from the Collins Center for Public Management.  During these difficult fiscal times, she said, there may be opportunities for language changes within contracts that may not be possible … Continue reading

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Budget brief from MBPC – Governor’s Plan to Close the FY2101 Budget Gap

http://www.massbudget.org/documentsearch/findDocument?doc_id=703

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Suburban Coalition response to Boston Globe editorial

This letter appeared in the Sunday Globe, November 8th 2009 To the Editor: Yesterday’s Globe editorial, “Patrick should cut local aid, ease up on human services” was on the right track regarding municipal health insurance, but didn’t go quite far … Continue reading

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