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by Chip Ford

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2017 Legislative Session
CLT's Rating of Legislators

In 2017 did your state representative and state senator vote
as a taxpayer friend or foe?

"Whichever way you slice it, the same people who complain they can’t get a fair shake from a cynical public have just done a marvelous job in making that public even more cynical."

—Kevin Cullen, The Boston Globe, Jan. 29, 2017
On the Legislature's obscene $18M pay gab

How did your state representative and state senator vote on the obscene $18M pay grab?

History of the Legislators' Obscene Pay Grab
HOUSE ROLL CALL VOTE

H.58 — THE OBSCENE PAY GRAB BILL

SENATE ROLL CALL VOTE
HOUSE OVERRIDE VOTE VOTE TO OVERRIDE GOV'S VETO SENATE OVERRIDE VOTE

CLT Updates 2018


Oct 28, 2018 Last year's budget and CLT almost closed out
Oct 21, 2018 Next Guv: Bad vs. Worse
Oct 13, 2018 Voters' upcoming choices
Oct 2, 2018 Massachusetts Political Games
Sep 25, 2018 Lies and Hypocrisies
Sep 16, 2018 The past, present, and future
Sep 10, 2018 Maybe 5% before more of us are gone?
Aug 25, 2018 Mandatory seat belt law "primary enforcement" threat is back
Aug 22, 2018 Lifetime legislators' perpetual sessions, year-round pay, is rare
Aug 7, 2018 Watch closely ― very closely
Aug 4, 2018 Wins and losses from Beacon Hill
Aug 1, 2018 Thank you for not taxing us more 
Aug 1, 2018 We Won ― Defeated the Neighborhood Tax!
Jul 31, 2018 Final day to call your legislators, governor
Jul 30, 2018 Memo to House Members - NO to New Neighborhood Taxation 
Jul 29, 2018 Act in this moment that counts
Jul 27, 2018 CBD:  Who's telling the lies?
Jul 26, 2018 Senate passes yet another new tax
Jul 25, 2018 We have their attention:  Quick, keep those phone calls going!
Jul 24, 2018 Memo to GOP Representatives
NO to New Neighborhood Taxation 
Jul 21, 2018 The budget aftermath slowly revealed
Jul 18, 2018 Legislature passes record $41.9 Billion budget, "Community Benefit Districts" law
Jul 17, 2017 Call your State Senator immediately! ‒ Stop the "Community Benefits Districts" bill
Jul 15, 2018 The Beacon Hill Way: Tax and Spend Ever More
Jul 8, 2018 Record high revenues demand higher taxes - what?
Jun 26, 2018 Grad Tax gone (for now), new taxes coming (naturally)
Jun 18, 2018 SJC kills Grad Tax ― for the sixth time!
Jun 14, 2018 CLT Status Report
Jun 8, 2018 A challenging time for embattled taxpayers
Jun 1, 2018 NO to New Neighborhood Taxation 
May 31, 2018 New Micro-Municipal Government and a New Power to Tax
May 29, 2018 Senate's Sanctuary State Budget
May 23, 2018 Not much time before overpaid government workers bankrupt taxpayers
May 12, 2018 Where's Charlie?
May 8, 2018 An endorsement, of sorts
May 1, 2018 For second year — Note to Gov. Baker for Barbara Anderson again goes unanswered 
Apr 29, 2018 House passes $41 Billion budget — another $1B annual spending increase
Apr 22, 2018 Behind the curtains maneuvering on ballot questions
Apr 11, 2018 A calm before the storm?
Apr 3, 2018 To turn a phrase, "Scandal and dysfunction"
Mar 24, 2018 Beacon Hill dysfunction on parade
Feb 28, 2018 The run-up to a take-down?
Feb 16, 2018 A Grad Tax by any other name . . .
Feb 7, 2018 SJC hears challenge of Grad Tax petition
Feb 6, 2018 SJC takes up Grad Tax ballot question challenge today
Feb 1, 2018 Dump the Sales Tax Hike
Jan 31, 2018 Taxes: The Dems’ Opioid of Choice 
Jan 25, 2018

It Tolls for Thee — Again

Jan 24, 2018 No more burdens on motorists – cut the waste!
NO to H.1828, S.1987 
Jan 20, 2018 About that income tax rollback
Jan 17, 2018 CLT's Proposition 2½ to the rescue, again
Jan 11, 2018 DeLeo blinks: No new "broad-based" taxes
Jan 8, 2018 Tax cuts and reform for us — "Resistance" counter-measures for them
Dec 16, 2017 A Taxing Weekend
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