CLT NEWS RELEASE
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
House budget: Health insurance reform
We see that some other statewide
groups applaud the House vote on municipal health insurance reform.
Signing a letter stating that “We commend Speaker DeLeo and Chairman
Dempsey for their leadership on this issue, and look forward to
continuing this progress in the Senate” were the Boston Foundation,
Associated Industries of Massachusetts, the Boston Municipal
Research Bureau, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, the
Massachusetts Business Roundtable, the Massachusetts High Tech
Council, the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, the Massachusetts
Business Alliance for Education, and Stand for Children.
Citizens for Limited Taxation,
while not expecting to be included on a list with such august
organizations, is happy that they are supporting these savings over
the tax increases most of them usually support in lieu of reforms.
Having said that, and continuing
to support the House effort, we see no reason to give the unions
20%, 10%, or whatever % the Senate offers, of the savings in order
to get their support, especially considering that they aren’t going
to support the effort anyhow. Oh well, on to the Senate . . .
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Citizens for Limited Taxation ▪
PO Box 1147 ▪ Marblehead, MA
01945 ▪ 508-915-3665