Monthly Archives: May 2013

Methuen Local Aid Allocations

Both the Massachusetts House and Senate have passed budgets, with the process of reconciling those documents in the hands of a conference committee. There are some slight differences in the documents, with the below listing the different allocations for local … Continue reading

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Podcast: Steve Kerrigan, Candidate for Lt. Governor

I was very fortunate to have on the Manzi in the Morning Radio Program (980 am WCAP every Wednesday at 10:00 am)Steve Kerrigan, who is a candidate for Lt. Governor. Steve was the first announced candidate for that office, and … Continue reading

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Detropia- PBS Looks at Detroit

A PBS film on Detroit, and what is happening to it, and how it is impacting some of its people, tonight at 10:00 p.m. on PBS. Worth a look. http://dgjigvacl6ipj.cloudfront.net/media/swf/PBSPlayer.swf Watch Coming to Independent Lens: Sundance Award Winner Detropia on … Continue reading

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Methuen Memorial Day Service

Today’s Methuen Memorial Day Service. Apologies for the poor audio, as the wind was blowing hard and made it difficult. Thanks to the American Legion, the VFW, and all that participated in today’s ceremony.

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Enforce No Budget No Pay

There have been so many budget battles in Washington over the past few years that the public has by and large tuned them out. From my perspective the Republicans, even when they may have had a solid point or two, … Continue reading

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Manzi in the Morning- Michael Widmer Interview

Michael Widmer came on the Manzi in the Morning Program to talk about Transportation Finance, the State budget, unfunded OPEB liabilities, and reform in transportation. Widmer is the President of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, and he is, in my view, … Continue reading

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Governor Patrick Restores Some Cuts

Governor Patrick, after cutting the current budget due to lower than expected tax revenues, is restoring $20.8 million of the $225 million cut as tax revenue begins to rebound. The latest figures show tax revenues $500 million or so above … Continue reading

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