CLT&G ... As Beacon Hill lawmakers trumpeted last year's record $1 billion tax
cut, the advocacy group Citizens for Limited Taxation & Government was sliding toward
oblivion. With the economy strong and residents earning high wages, CLT&G saw its
membership declining and influence dwindling, even as tax-cut champion Paul Cellucci
headed into the Corner Office.
But CLT&G saw its membership surge and donations pour in after Boston Globe
columnist Jeff Jacoby and WLVI-TV political commentator Jon Keller highlighted the group's
plight during the election season. Thursday, CLT&G leaders will present Jacoby and
Keller with the annual "Warren T. Brookes Award," named for the former Boston
Herald economics columnist and father of the landmark property tax-limiting Proposition 2
The event is actually a 25th anniversary banquet in CLT&G's honor, and isn't a
political event per se. But CLT&G director Barbara Anderson and others will be singing
political and patriotic songs at the Thursday banquet.
"It's kind of a Peter, Paul and Mary thing," Anderson said Friday.
CLT&G members will also be putting on a talent show, but Anderson said she
didn't want to divulge further details for fear of spoiling the fun, which begins at 6 pm
at Lombardo's restaurant, 6 Billings St., Randolph.