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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 grab heist


CLT Updates 2020


Nov 29, 2020 TCI Losing Steam — While Conference Committees Stagnate
Nov 23, 2020 Senate Passes Its $46B Budget — TCI Hit In New Study, Poll
Nov 16, 2020 House Passes $46B Budget Late
Nov 8, 2020 Election Week In Review
Nov 4, 2020 CLT Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Proposition 2˝
Oct 27, 2020 Ballot Questions
Oct 26, 2020 A Busy Week, Everywhere But On Beacon Hill
Oct 21, 2020 Open Letter on the Transportation and Climate Initiative   
Oct 19, 2020 Baker's $900M Budget Increase
Oct 12, 2020 It Always Starts This Way
Oct 5, 2020 "Idle Hands Are The Devil's Workshop"
Sep 23, 2020 The Glass Half Full
Sep 16, 2020 A Crucial Time For Liberty And The Constitution
Sep 15, 2020 Vote on Proposition 2˝ Attack Closing In
Sep 13, 2020 His Royal Majesty's Edicts Now Stand Before the Highest Court
Sep 7, 2020 The Chaos Is Just Warming Up
Aug 30, 2020 Silence of the Lambs
Aug 23, 2020 Baker to Accept Trump's Deal
Aug 16, 2020 Rep. Dooley calls out His Royal Eminence Baker — It's about time somebody did!
Aug 9, 2020 Conference Committees Suspense Continues
Aug 2, 2020 Stealth Tax Hikes Pop Up Like Whack-A-Mole
Jul 26, 2020 Taxpayers — Stand and Defend Proposition 2˝
Jul 18, 2020 Senate defies, circumvents Proposition 2˝
Jul 13, 2020 Memo to the Senate:  S-2813 — Senate Transportation Bond Bill   
Jul 11, 2020 AGAIN — Another end-run around Prop 2˝
Jul 5, 2020 The Week of Independence Day
Jun 28, 2020 Latest Scheme to Kill Proposition 2˝
Jun 21, 2020 Another Beacon Hill Helter-Skelter Week
Jun 14, 2020 Birth of the Tax Hike Economists' "Vault"
Jun 7, 2020 Chaos, Confusion, Autocracy and Hypocrisy Reign
Jun 3, 2020 Scandalous deceptions exposed
May 30, 2020 Proposed income tax hike draws scrutiny
May 28, 2020 The Assault on CLT's Tax Rollback
May 27, 2020 Cruel tax hike proposal deceives taxpayers, again   
May 24, 2020 "Phased and Confused"
May 16, 2020 "Forewarned is forearmed"
May 1, 2020 Crisis of Democracy Infects the House
Apr 28, 2020 Mass. House to pass new rules for legislating
Apr 19, 2020 SJC did the right thing, at last
Apr 16, 2020 Wuhan Pandemic's Running $$ Cost to Bay Staters
Apr 12, 2020 "Never let a crisis go to waste"
Apr 7, 2020 The Endless Game of Whack-a-Tax, by Jon Keller
Apr 5, 2020 Wuhan Pandemic Day 23:  What else is happening?
Mar 29, 2020 Wuhan Virus Political Fallout
Mar 22, 2020 This difficult time too shall pass
Mar 15, 2020 The spreading Beacon Hill Tax-and-Spend epidemic
Mar 9, 2020 Proven: More Is Never Enough
Mar 5, 2020 House Transportation Tax Grab Passes, As Expected
Mar 3, 2020 CLT's Revenue Committee testimony:
S.2563; “An Act Authorizing a local affordable housing surcharge” 
Mar 1, 2020 A taxing week ahead on Beacon Hill
Feb 27, 2020 Long-Threatened House Transportation Tax Package Released
Feb 24, 2020 Federal corruption indictment of state rep sucks up all oxygen
Feb 16, 2020 Virginia latest to backtrack on TCI commitment
Feb 9, 2020 State Tax Revenue Continues Breaking Records
Feb 2, 2020 "Radical" 'Net-Zero' steamrolled through Senate
Jan 29, 2020 Call your State Rep & Senator or start packing
Jan 25, 2020 Persevere or Surrender
Jan 17, 2020 TCI opposition is growing
Jan 12, 2020 TCI hits "further erosion," "a major setback," and "appears to be on fumes"
Jan 5, 2020 Little new in a new year for a new decade
Dec 21, 2019 "The Boston Gas Party" in 2020?
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