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Archive | April, 2016

Wasteful Budget Amendments

​Legislators are spending this week debating the state budget. Keeping with Beacon Hill’s tradition of wasteful spending, many of the budget amendments are nothing more than giveaways to politicians’ pet projects. Here at Massachusetts Citizens for Jobs, we track wasteful spending so the public is aware of how Beacon Hill is misusing our tax dollars.  Full Article…

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Bad Bill Alert – Needless Medical Bureaucracy

This Bad Bill thinks that Beacon Hill can do what doctors, scientists, and expert researchers can’t – fix pulmonary hypertension, better known as high blood pressure. Filed by Rep. Diana DiZoglio (D – Metheun), “An Act establishing a pulmonary hypertension task force,” creates an eight member task force that will do little besides file reports  Full Article…

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Bad Bill Alert – Protecting Failing Schools

This Bad Bill makes it harder for superintendents to fix failing schools. The bill, “An Act to restore collective bargaining for teachers and other school employees” by Rep. Marjorie Decker (D – Cambridge) would require the teachers’ union to approve any changes made to improve a failing school. This would make it harder to educate  Full Article…

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