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"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


CLT Updates 2019


May 24, 2019 Taxpayer advocate Francis J. "Chip" Faulkner dies at 73 
May 22, 2019 The growing abuse of Prop 2½
May 18, 2019 "Not a dime's worth of difference"?
May 12, 2019 Senate up for tax hikes
May 8, 2019 Grad Tax advances; sales tax rollback fallout
May 6, 2019 Yes on S-1776 and H-2545 - Roll Back the Sales Tax to 5% 
May 4, 2019 Those "Good Old Days"
Apr 26, 2019 House passes its $42.7 Billion budget
Apr 23, 2019 Taxes pulled from House budget debate
Apr 22, 2019 Tomorrow is Tax Freedom Day in Massachusetts (#43 nationally) 
Apr 20, 2019 All eyes on House budget debate next week
Apr 16, 2019 Today is National Tax Freedom Day – Massachusetts (#43) not for another week
Apr 13, 2019 House budget:  More spending, no tax hikes – for now
Apr 11, 2019 Jeff Jacoby:  "I Miss Barbara Anderson"
Apr 10, 2019 Memo to Revenue Committee: No to the “Fair Share Amendment” 
Apr 8, 2019 Remembering Barbara Anderson
Apr 5, 2019 “They’ve gone over the edge”
Mar 30, 2019 Tax hike schemes bloom on Beacon Hill
Mar 26, 2019 A Tale of Two Commonwealths
Mar 17, 2019 "Thank you sir, may I have another?"
Mar 11, 2019 CLT saved motorists $1.3 Billion ― just last year
Mar 6, 2019 Many Moving Pieces
Feb 28, 2019 "A billion here, a billion there"
Feb 24, 2019 Narrative Data Points
Feb 12, 2019 Best Legislature Money Can Buy caught in the act
Feb 9, 2019 Trust is the hurdle
Jan 31, 2019 Reprise of driver's licenses and "sanctuary state" for illegals
Jan 25, 2019 Baker opens the tax floodgates
Jan 23, 2019 Realtors "generally oppose" Gov's 50% real estate tax hike
Jan 22, 2019 Gov. Baker’s latest disappointment 
Jan 19, 2019 Kleptocracy thrives in The People's Republic
Jan 12, 2019 The natural culture of Bay State governance
Jan 7, 2019 2019 off to a great start for Bacon Hill pols
Dec 29, 2018 A very, very Happy & Prosperous New Year for greedy Bacon Hill pols
2018 Index CLT Updates and Alerts – 2018 Archive

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