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WCCM Interview: Michael Widmer

I joined Lou Blasi on WCCM last week, during the snowstorm, to talk about municipal health care, pensions, and the upcoming state budget. We were joined by Michael Widmer of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Association, who I consider to be the … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Fiscal Forecasts

The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, following the consensus revenue hearings on Beacon Hill, has released a primer on the outlook for the next fiscal cycle in Massachusetts, with the forecast looking less than rosy. The outlook is cloudy despite a pretty … Continue reading

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Michael Widmer on Municipal Health Care and Pensions

The President of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation Michael Widmer has written a letter to all Legislators and candidates for the Legislature calling on them to support changes in health care and pension law that would allow municipalities to save over … Continue reading

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Widmer on Municipal Health Care Reform

Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation President Michael Widmer weighed in on the Senate bill designed to “reform” municipal health care, and he has found it to be deficient. Widmer’s analysis is right on. The bill has some positive elements, but when considered … Continue reading

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Panel on State Finance Delivers Grim News

The panel on state finance convened by State Senator Steve Baddour met at Northern Essex last night, and the news was uniformly grim. With the State Senate poised to deliver a budget today that will be even more austere than … Continue reading

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Baddour to Host Economic Summit

State Senator Steve Baddour will host a forum on the state of the economy, as well as the Massachusetts Budget tonight Tuesday May 12th at 6:00 p.m. Guests will include Treasurer Tim Cahill, Michael Widmer of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, … Continue reading

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