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2021

 

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by Chip Ford

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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 2021


Nov 22, 2021 More on Halting TCI — and the Increasingly Dysfunctional Legislature
Nov 19, 2021 Gov. Baker At Long Last Drops His TCI "Boondoggle"
Nov 9, 2021 Eye-Popping Revenue Bonanza = Beacon Hill Spending Frenzy
Nov 1, 2021 Next a State Bank and Reparations for Illegal Invaders?
Oct6 25, 2021 Governments Are Flush But Still Demand More Taxes
Oct 18, 2021 Massachusetts, USA Moving In The Wrong Direction Fast
Oct 11, 2021 State's "Embarrassment of Riches" Continues To Pile Up
Oct 4, 2021 Smith & Wesson Abandons Massachusetts — The Diaspora Grows
Sep 26, 2021 They Never Stop Coming for Prop 2½
Sep 18, 2021 Petition Packages Are Now Available!
Sep 11, 2021 The IRS Wants ALL Your Banking Transactions!
Sep 5, 2021 Are You Ready to Rock & Roll ?!?
Aug 29, 2021 Petition Drive to End TCI Approaches
Apr 23, 2021 The Week From Hell
Apr 15, 2021 Theirs is theirs and yours is too
Aug 8, 2021 Beacon Hill "Awash With Your Cash"
Aug 1, 2021 "The Great Hack Heist of 2021"
Jul 25, 2021 Multiple Attacks on Prop 2½ Submerge Beneath The Surface, For Now
Jul 22, 2021 Testimony for the Joint Committee on Revenue
No on H.2978, S.1899, H.3086 and S.1804 
Jul 18, 2021 Gov signs $47.6 Budget Amidst Beacon Hill "Standard Procedures"
Jul 12, 2021 Legislature Passes $48.1B Budget, Larger Than Submitted
Jul 5, 2021 Despite Beacon Hill Lethargy News Happens
Jun 27, 2021 Shameless Greed Rules The Week
Jun 20, 2021 Post-Pandemic Politics
Jun 13, 2021 Fallout From Advancing The Grad Tax
Jun 10, 2021 Grad Tax #6 Heads to 2022 Ballot
Jun 8, 2021 Memo to Members of the Constitutional Convention:
Please Reject This Sixth Grad Tax Attempt 
Jun 6, 2021 Raking In More Cash Than Ever Before But Still Not Enough
May 31, 2021 Senate Unanimously Passed $47.7 Billion "Bundled" Budget
May 24, 2021 State Funds Skyrocket By Billions But No Relief For Businesses
May 16, 2021 State Senate Launches Its $47.6 Billion Budget
May 9, 2021 "Revenue Glut" Overflows State Coffers, But More Is Never Enough
May 3, 2021 House Passes $47.7 Billion Budget
Apr 26, 2021 More ramifications of a Grad Tax, and more
Apr 18, 2021 A Massachusetts Irony-of-Ironies
Apr 12, 2021 Rolling in Cash & Proposed Constitutional Amendments
Apr 8, 2021 Remembering Barbara Anderson
Apr 5, 2021 "Millionaires" Grad Tax Would Hit Middle-Class Retirees
Mar 29, 2021 Is Beacon Hill Crazy Enough Yet?  Don't Bank On It!
Mar 22, 2021 The New Governing Paradigm
Mar 15, 2021 "Millionaires" Graduated Income Tax Exposed
Mar 8, 2021 One Year Later
Mar 1, 2021 Gas Tax Hike Coming — On Top of TCI
Feb 21, 2021 "Taxes Are Not On Table," Except On Victims
Feb 14, 2021 Baker's Arrogant Climate Czar Deep-Sixed
Feb 7, 2021 "We have to break your will . . . I can’t even say that publicly.”
Feb 1, 2021 A Bad Week For Baker
Jan 25, 2021 Mass. State Government Most Popular in U.S.
Jan 18, 2021 Open Letter on TCI 
Jan 17, 2021 State so flush a senator wants to give more away
Jan 11, 2021 Wonder Why Out-Migration Continues in Bay State?
Jan 6, 2021 Proposition 2½ Unscathed in Transportation Bond Bill SAVED AGAIN!
Jan 4, 2021 Good, Bad, and So-So News entering 2021
Dec 28, 2020 The More Things Change . . .
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