Category Archives: Transportation Finance

Chapter 90 Funding: New Tug of War

Yesterday I posted about the budget conference currently under way in Boston between the House and Senate, and listed some of the local aid numbers for Methuen. I mentioned that there was still some controversy over where we would end … Continue reading

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Rep. Diana DiZoglio on Taxes, Budgets

Rep. Diana DiZoglio came on “Manzi in the Morning” on WCAP today to talk about the Legislative tax package, and her vote against that package. Rep. DiZoglio talked about the impact that the tax changes would have had on her … Continue reading

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The Tax Package Sails

Speaker Robert Deleo managed to get his tax package through the House last evening, winning passage of the $500 million transportation finance package by a 97-55 margin. That margin, sufficient for passage, would leave the Speaker some eight votes short … Continue reading

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Speaker Deleo- Stuck in the Middle

The Legislative leadership, having staked out what they considered to be a safe middle ground on raising revenues, (the $500 million plan) now finds itself taking incoming fire from both left and right. The Governor is piling on from the … Continue reading

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Rep. Campbell on Transportation Finance

Rep. Linda Dean Campbell of the 15th Essex District, (Methuen and Haverhill) has posted her position on the upcoming transportation finance bill scheduled for a vote this coming Monday in the House on her Facebook Page. Her statement, expressing support … Continue reading

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The Legislative Transportation Finance Package

The Legislature today unveiled their own transportation finance package, offering about half of what the Governor was hoping for to fund transportation. The announcement of the $500 million dollar package was made jointly by the Senate President and the Speaker, … Continue reading

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Is it the Gas Tax?

With House Speaker Bob Deleo talking about whittling down the Governor’s tax plan, and separating component parts by filing a separate, soon to come transportation bill, there is much speculation on how the Speaker might fund budgetary increases for transportation. … Continue reading

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