Tag Archives: Speaker Robert Deleo

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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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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Speaker Deleo Throws Out Some Cold Water

Governor Deval Patrick has put out a very ambitious agenda for his last two years, with a centerpiece being his proposal to raise $1.9 billion in additional revenue to bring new resources to education and transportation. With Speaker Robert Deleo … Continue reading

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The State House Looks to Transportation

The Congress of the United States has taken most of the media attention in the last few weeks, but in Massachusetts the new Legislature was sworn in yesterday, with both Speaker Robert Deleo and Senate President Therese Murray re-elected to … Continue reading

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State Tax Hikes in Our Future?

House Speaker Bob Deleo, faced with a transportation system that is in financial shambles and some slowing of state tax collections against the benchmarks this year, is refusing to rule out tax hikes for the coming year. From the State … Continue reading

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