Tag Archives: Governor Deval Patrick

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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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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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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Governor Patrick and Big Data

Much respected fiscal analyst Michael Widmer has issued a severe critique of the portion of Governor Patrick’s tax proposal that would expand the sales tax to include transactions in the computer software and data processing fields, calling the proposal a … Continue reading

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Governor Patrick in Haverhill

Video of Governor Deval Patrick talking about his budget and the need for new revenues to fund transportation and education, in Haverhill today at a Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce breakfast. The Governor spoke to an audience that included House … Continue reading

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