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Massachusetts finishes the fiscal year $431 million short

“Massachusetts ended a tumultuous budget year in 2017 with a revenue gap of $431 million, squarely within the ballpark that Gov. Charlie Baker said would be reasonably manageable as his administration attempts to balance the books on last year’s budget. The state collected $431 million less than it had anticipated in tax revenue last fiscal  Full Article…

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Conflict of Interest – Dylan Fernandes

DYLAN FERNANDES (D) NOTE: As Of April 2017, Fernandes Has Received $72,558.28 In Campaign Contributions. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 4/15/17) UNIONS Fernandes has received at least $4,650 from major union-related interests. Fernandes has sponsored and co-sponsored several bills relating to protecting workers’ wages and insuring employer accountability, among other issues. Major  Full Article…

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Tuition is increased at UMass, as the administrative structure grows.

Just days after tuition increased $500 for all UMass campuses across the state (which the school labeled as “vital to ensuring the quality of education”), President Marty Meehan has added more high-earners to the university’s payroll to man its administrator positions. Tuition hikes at UMass: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2017/06/umass_eyes_tuition_hike_rather_than_more_belt_tightening BBJ’s story on Meehan’s hiring: https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2017/07/23/marty-meehan-brings-in-fresh-faces-for-top-umass.html

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State Reps use Loophole to Hide Details Regarding Reckless Spending On Tax-payer Funded Credit Card

Speaker DeLeo had no comment when pressed by WCVB to provide answers to the findings of the irresponsible use of a taxpayer-funded credit card. The credit card was used to purchase hundreds of thousands of dollars of questionable items. Among the charges were $25,426 to Amazon.com, $12,625 to Home Depot and $38,319 at various restaurants,  Full Article…

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Republican Representatives on Beacon Hill seek reforms to MassHealth

Rep. Lyons (R-Andover) is proposing reforms aimed at controlling spending at MassHealth. His plan, joined by Rep. Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica), Shaunna O’Connell (R-Taunton), David Decoste (R-Norwell) and Kevin Kuros (R-Uxbridge), includes a control board to scrutinize spending, along with initiatives aimed at preventing abuse of services. Rep. Lombardo (R-Billerica) cited the Fiscal and Management Control  Full Article…

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Conflict of Interest Report – Karen Spilka

KAREN SPILKA (D) As Of March 2017, Spilka Has Received $1,001,465.50 In Campaign Contributions. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17) UNIONS   Major Contributors As Of March 2017, Spilka Has Received At Least $50,000 From Labor Unions. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17) As Of March 2017, Spilka Has  Full Article…

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Conflict of Interest Report – Marc Pacheco

MARC PACHECO (D) As Of March 2017, Pacheco Has Received $1,388,634.77 In Campaign Contributions. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17) ENERGY AND GLOBAL WARMING INTERESTS   Major Contributors In October 2003, Pacheco Received $200 From Peter Romano, President Of The Independent Oil Markets Association. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed  Full Article…

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Conflict of Interest Report – Antonio Cabral

ANTONIO CABRAL (D) As Of March 2017, Cabral Has Received $ $578,130.99 In Campaign Contributions. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17) UNIONS   Major Contributors As Of March 2017, Cabral Has Received $7,000 From The Retired Public Employees PAC. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17) As Of March 2017,  Full Article…

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Conflict of Interest Report – Bradley Jones

BRADLEY JONES (R) As Of March 2017, Jones Has Received $931,281.86 In Campaign Contributions. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17) TAX COLLECTORS   Major Contributors As Of March 2017, Jones Has Received $16,450 From Employees Of PKS Associates, A Municipal Tax Collecting Firm. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17)  Full Article…

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