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Conflict of Interest Report – Bruce Tarr

BRUCE TARR (R) As Of March 2017, Tarr Has Received $834,827.49 In Campaign Contributions. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17) CONTRACTING INDUSTRY Tarr has received $11,500 from major contracting interests. Tarr sponsored bills providing safe harbor for contractors for services, requiring a notice to repair certain construction defects, and making the state  Full Article…

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Conflict of Interest Report – Anne Gobi

ANNE GOBI (D) As Of March 2017, Gobi Has Received $238,942.78 In Campaign Contributions. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17) UNIONS Anne Gobi has received at least $21,700 from union interests, primarily public employees. Gobi has sponsored several bills with measures favorable to public sector unions and employees. Major Contributors As Of  Full Article…

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Conflict of Interest Report – Sal Didomenico

SAL DIDOMENICO (D) As Of March 2017, DiDomenico Has Received $758,294.52 In Campaign Contributions. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17) UNIONS DiDomenico has received $77,045 from union-related interests, including at least $5,500 from teachers’ unions. Tied to these education unions, DiDomenico has sponsored bills regulating charter schools. More broadly, DiDomenico has sponsored  Full Article…

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Conflict of Interest Report – Rep. James Murphy

JAMES MURPHY (D) As Of March 2017, Murphy Has Received $402,402.06 In Campaign Contributions. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17) UNIONS Murphy has received $35,934 from major union-related interests. Murphy has sponsored and co- sponsored several bills relating to protecting workers from wage theft, the prevailing wage, a living wage, and other  Full Article…

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Carbon Tax

Carbon Fuel Tax This week’s Bad Bill of the Week is “An Act to Combat Climate Change,” which would create a statewide carbon fuel tax. This would raise the price of gasoline and heating fuel throughout Massachusetts. It was filed by Sen. Michael Barrett (D – Lexington) and public hearings on the bill were held  Full Article…

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Joint Transportation Chairmen Should Reveal Committee Vote Immediately Says Mass Citizens for Jobs

Joint Transportation Chairmen Should Reveal Committee Vote Immediately Says Mass Citizens for Jobs -Legislative Leadership Tries to Hide Committee Votes from Public- Massachusetts Citizens for Jobs today called on Joint Transportation Committee Co-Chairmen William Strauss and Thomas McGee to immediately release the names of the legislators and how they voted in committee Monday on bill  Full Article…

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Did an Agawam City Councilor file papers properly?

Masslive.com is reporting that a sitting Agawam City Counselor who is running for State Representative has been the target of a possible state campaign and political finance complaint. “Cichetti, 42, who is listed as unenrolled, did say he inadvertently ran afoul of state rules when he took out nomination papers as a Democrat in a  Full Article…

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Greg Bialecki Wants to Intentionally Raise Parking Costs

Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Greg Bialecki, argued for raising the cost of parking in areas like Somerville, Cambridge and Boston last week during on conference on parking strategies. The conference, which was sponsored by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, focused on the supposed, high cost of free parking. The discussion was centered around  Full Article…

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Massachusetts Citizens for Jobs criticizes lack of debate on key budget issues

Massachusetts Citizens for Jobs, an organization committed to providing more transparency in state government as a way to spur more responsible and more pro-jobs voting, budgeting, and regulation, today criticized State Representatives who voted to block debate on critical areas of the state budget before the process has even begun.  By a 115-29 vote this  Full Article…

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Bar Application for State Rep. Candidate John Velis

This bar application raises questions of his claims of fiscal responsibility due to the lack of details around the civil proceeding with his credit card. Records also show that Anti-business groups support State Rep. Candidate John Velis.  He supports increasing the cost of doing business in Massachusetts. Anti-Business Donations received by Mr. Velis: 3/11/2014 Political  Full Article…

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