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2010-03-25

Relocalization in Massachusetts; Rebuilding Community for a Sustainable Future
  

Men anpil chay pa lou. This Haitian proverb means many hands together make the burden light. It was written on an old political poster, printed by the Red Sun Press on display at the Haley House Café in Dudley Square, Roxbury. This proverb evokes the ideas of community, justice, and change—all of which are crucial elements of Relocalization in Massachusetts. Relocalization is a national movement to bring life closer to home, to a local level, in order to create “resilient, healthy, just, diverse, sustainable, people-powered communities.”

  

2010-02-23

A PROPOSAL FOR CONVENING: Building a New Economics
  

Western Massachusetts has long been at the forefront of envisioning and rebuilding a different kind of setup for our communities, our economy, and our democracy. So it is with great excitement that we received the news from the E.F. Schumacher Society in Great Barrington that they are reconfiguring themselves and partnering with England’s New Economics Foundation to establish The New Economics Institute.

  

2010-01-22

Building momentum for a relocalized, revitalized, democratized Massachusetts
  

With economies and ecosystems unraveling all around us, it’s clear we need bold and decisive action IMMEDIATELY for a healthy, just, green future. Thankfully there is a grassroots movement bubbling up from below, pushing for transformative action.

  

2010-01-01

A note from our new MCHC President
  

MCHC was founded with the belief that truly healthy communities exist only when all their constituent systems are healthy and working together. For this reason, we believe that people concerned with different aspects of our continuing economic, environmental, and democracy crises should work together on the fundamental issues that are impeding progress toward the readily available solutions.

  

2009-10-19

Relocalization Recap and Moving Forward
  

October 18th Relocalization Conference

  

2009-09-01

Secure Green Future – A MCHC Project
  

Secure Green Future

  

2009-07-26

Notes From the Field, July 26, 2009
  

Read how one Massachusetts farm is affected by the Northeast’s tomato and potato blight, and the ways in which the Community Supported Agriculture model helps them thrive with or without tomatoes.

  

2009-07-01

Environmental Group Denounces House Energy Bill as Sham
  

Press Release: Environmental Group Denounces House Energy Bill as Sham

  

2009-01-10

The Real New Deal
  

The Real New Deal: Energy Scarcity and the Path to Energy, Economic, and Environmental Recovery

  

2009-01-08

The Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet Plan
  

Here’s how the Mediterranean Diet plan affects your health and lifespan – and can help you achieve your diet goals! This Q & A with Dr Jill Stein reveals how this eating plan affects your body, brain, and lifestyle – and even how it influences Mother Earth.

  

2008-11-06

Voters Give Landslide Endorsement to Urgent Transition to a Secure, Green Econom
  

On Tuesday, voters in 11 Massachusetts House districts gave a resounding endorsement to a nonbinding public policy question calling for greatly accelerated efforts to create a secure green economy in the state. Overall voters approved the measure by better than a 4 to 1 ratio.

  

2008-10-29

Protecting the Environment Can Avoid Disease
  

Protecting the Environment Can Avoid Disease

  

2008-05-11

A Billion for Biotech: Good Investment or Tax Dollar Giveaway?
  

A Billion for Biotech: Good Investment or Tax Dollar Giveaway?

  

2007-11-06

Should Lead Be in Children’s Toys?
  

Should Lead Be in Children’s Toys?

  

2007-11-03

Global food crisis looms as climate change and fuel shortages bite
  

Soaring crop prices and demand for biofuels raise fears of political instability

  

2007-10-21

The Future Is Drying Up
  

Scientists sometimes refer to the effect a hotter world will have on this country’s fresh water as the other water problem, because global warming more commonly evokes the specter of rising oceans submerging our great coastal cities.

  

2007-10-14

European cities fight climate change at home
  

European cities fight climate change at home

  

2007-10-09

Repeal of Chapter 40B May Be on 2008 Ballot
  

Citizens Group Proposes Repeal of Chapter 40B A citizens groups called Repeal 40B has filed a ballot petition to repeal the state’s much-abused Chapter 40B comprehensive permitting law.

  

2007-09-29

Day to focus on living green
  

Daily Hampshire Gazette

  

2007-09-27

Power of people topic of event
  

Power of people topic of event

  

2007-08-06

Patrick Moves to Curtail Citizen Rights to Appeal DEP Decisions
  

Patrick Moves to Curtail Citizen Rights to Appeal DEP Decisions

  

2007-08-03

Legislature rolls back tidelands protection
  

Legislature rolls back tidelands protection

  

2007-07-16

Learning from California:
  

Learning from California: The Mello-Roos Act and Chapter 40T

  

2007-07-16

Citizens for Limited Taxation Opposes Chapter 40T
  

Citizens for Limited Taxation Opposes Chapter 40T

  

2007-06-26

Legislative Hearing Raises Questions on Surplus Land Legislation
  

Legislative Hearing Raises Questions on Surplus Land Legislation

  

2007-06-12

North Point Development in Disarray, Developers Turn on Each Other
  

North Point Development in Disarray, Developers Turn on Each Other

  

2007-06-12

Toxics Bill Still Awaiting Action
  

Toxics Bill Still Awaiting Action

  

2007-05-05

Partners’ row may threaten project
  

Partners’ row may threaten project NorthPoint creators suing each other over payments, contracts

  

2007-05-04

Legal battle could mean NorthPoint’s headed south
  

Legal battle could mean NorthPoint’s headed south

  

2007-04-07

Tidelands Bill Meets Opposition from Community Advocates and Legislators
  

Tidelands Bill Meets Opposition from Community Advocates and Legislators

  

2007-03-09

Deval czar feted at NorthPoint law firm
  

[Editor’s Note: Gregory Bialecki, the state’s expedited permitting chief, contends that he has distanced himself from involvement in the Patrick Administration attempt to weaken the Public Waterfront Act on behalf of NorthPoint developers. But after saying this, he attended a reception in his honor at his former law firm which is the legal counsel for NorthPoint. The separation between Bialecki the public servant and Bialecki the developer lobbyist appears to be paper thin. Boston Herald report on the event is reprinted below.]

  

2007-03-07

Local Legislators Tell Patrick: Don’t Weaken Waterfront Protections
  

Legislators from Cambridge and Somerville tell Governor Deval Patrick that they will not go along with Administration’s bill to weaken the Public Waterfront Act.

  

2007-03-06

Chapter 91, The Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act
  

Chapter 91, The Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act

  

2007-03-05

House No. 847 – Changing the definition of “public purpose”
  

House No. 847 – Changing the definition of “public purpose”

  

2007-03-03

Patrick bill would help project that had employed 2 aides
  

Patrick bill would help project that had employed 2 aides

  

2007-03-02

Patrick Rebuffs Citizens, Tilts toward Developers
  

Patrick Rebuffs Citizens, Tilts toward Developers

  

2007-03-02

H3757 – AN ACT REGARDING THE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR LANDLOCKED FILLED TIDELA
  

[Note: This is the text of the legislation filed by the Patrick Administration to eliminate certain permitting requirements for projects affecting tidelands.

  

2007-03-02

Deval says coast is clear: After court ruling, gov moves to aid projects
  

Deval says coast is clear: After court ruling, gov moves to aid projects

  

2007-03-01

Patrick bill paves way for vast E. Cambridge project
  

Patrick bill paves way for vast E. Cambridge project

  

2007-02-19

Analysis of North Point Tidelands Decision
  

Analysis of North Point Tidelands Decision By The Supreme Judicial Court

  

2007-02-16

Developers Ducked Needed Permit, says Court – State’s New Permitting Chief was A
  

Developers Ducked Needed Permit, says Court – State’s New Permitting Chief was Attorney for Developers

  

2007-01-25

Deval Scorecard
  

Deval Scorecard A community activist surveys the good and bad of Governor Deval Patrick’s first weeks in office.

  

2007-01-16

Preventing Tobacco Deaths: It’s Time to Act
  

What would happen if a group of unprincipled conspirators were to launch an assault upon the people of Massachusetts that resulted in 9000 fatalities? One would hope that the Governor would take immediate action and that our legislators would move promptly to provide all resources needed to defend our citizens. The very last thing we would expect would be for the Governor to look the other way and our legislators to establish financial relationships with the assailants and modify the state budget to weaken our defenses.

  

2007-01-11

Health Care Amendment killed as 101 legislators defy state constitution to table
  

Health Care Amendment killed as 101 legislators defy state constitution to table measure

  

2006-08-24

Surplus Land Yields New Park, Affordable Housing
  

Surplus Land Yields New Park, Affordable Housing

  

2006-07-29

Legislature Paves Way for Questionable Property Seizures
  

Legislature Paves Way for Questionable Property Seizures

  

2006-05-08

Health Care Amendment up for Vote
  

Health Care Amendment up for Vote

  

2006-05-04

Senate Acts on Surplus Land Bill
  

Senate Acts on Surplus Land Bill

  

2006-04-18

Resolution Opposes Expedited Permitting
  

Resolution Opposes Expedited Permitting

  

2006-03-30

Closed-door meetings with economic development agency violated open meeting laws
  

Closed-door meetings with economic development agency violated open meeting laws, judge rules.

  

2006-03-30

ON THE WATERFRONT
  

[The following editorial concerns a 2006 attempt by real estate lobbyists to weaken the Public Waterfront Act by eliminating the right of citizen appeal. The measure was part of the expedited permitting legislation. It was removed after a number of public interests groups protested. Note that the Globe concluded that arguments put forth by David Belgelfer, chief executive of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, were misleading. Belgelfer’s organization has filed 8 bills in the 2007 Legislative session. – Ed.]

  

2006-03-14

Troubling Direction on Health Care
  

Troubling Direction on Health Care

  

2006-03-07

Bill aims to speed development permits
  

Bill aims to speed development permits

  

2006-03-02

Developer seeks wildlife land in no-bid deal
  

Developer seeks wildlife land in no-bid deal

  

2006-01-21

Many Ideas for Reforming Chapter 40B
  

This year at least 33 bills have been filed to make changes in the state’s 40B affordable housing law. Most seek to curb its abuses and make it more effective. A few would give even more power to developers.

  

2005-12-05

Connecticut Enacts Public Financing Law
  

Connecticut Enacts Public Financing Law

  

2005-12-01

SENATOR PROPOSES REFORM OF HOUSING LAW
  

Sen. Richard Moore wants to reform the Chapter 40B housing law to prevent developers from inflicting potentially harmful development on communities while making excessive profits.

  

2005-11-19

LAND PRIVATIZATION BILL PASSES HOUSE, STALLS IN SENATE
  

LAND PRIVATIZATION BILL PASSES HOUSE, STALLS IN SENATE

  

2005-11-15

COMMUNITY GROUPS OPPOSE SURPLUS LAND PRIVATIZATION BILL
  

COMMUNITY GROUPS OPPOSE SURPLUS LAND PRIVATIZATION BILL

  

2005-11-09

The Politics of Pork
  

The Politics of Pork Thanks to the recently passed economic stimulus bill, the pubic will help foot the bill for a project of developer Arthur Winn.

  

2005-11-04

Massachusetts Doctors Say DiMasi, Travaglini, and Romney Plans Won’t Achieve
  

Massachusetts Doctors Say DiMasi, Travaglini, and Romney Plans Won’t Achieve Universal Health Care

  

2005-11-01

Expedited Permitting Favors Developers Over Communities
  

Expedited Permitting Favors Developers Over Communities Local controls would be undermined by “expedited permitting” schemes.

  

2005-10-17

Urgent Community Needs Take Back Seat to Corporate Handouts
  

Urgent Community Needs Take Back Seat to Corporate Handouts INVEST IN HEALTHY ECONOMY – NOT CORPORATE SUBSIDIES

  

2005-10-12

Additional Talking Points/Background
  

Additional Talking Points/Background On The House Economic Stimulus Package H4404, Passed 10/6/05.

  

2005-10-11

Economic Stimulus: The New Face of Corruption
  

Economic Stimulus: The New Face of Corruption

  

2005-10-08

Towns press Healey on sharing the wealth:
  

Towns press Healey on sharing the wealth: Want state surplus used for local aid

  

2005-09-27

Energy Efficiency Bill Advances
  

Energy Efficiency Bill Advances

  

2005-09-27

House Would Tie Hands of Health Regulators
  

An Appeal for Action – House Would Tie Hands of Health Regulators

  

2005-09-27

Separate health insurance from jobs
  

Separate health insurance from jobs

  

2005-09-27

H4278 Opens the Door to Biolabs
  

H4278 Opens the Door to Biolabs

  

2005-09-22

Keep community process in place for surplus lands
  

Last year saw the fulfillment of the three-town effort that led to the disposition of the Metropolitan State Hospital property, yielding more than 250 acres of open space and the present redevelopment of the Lexington portion into apartments, including almost 100 units of affordable housing.

  

2005-08-19

State land auctions frustrate officials
  

State land auctions frustrate officials

  

2005-07-28

Lawmakers mulling health care reform
  

Lawmakers mulling health care reform

  

2005-07-23

Pignatelli fights bill on state land sales
  

Pignatelli fights bill on state land sales

  

2005-07-22

Speaker puts surplus land debate aside for now
  

Speaker puts surplus land debate aside for now

  

2005-07-22

GRASSROOTS BACKLASH STOPS SURPLUS LANDS BILL
  

GRASSROOTS BACKLASH STOPS SURPLUS LANDS BILL

  

2005-07-22

Chapter 7 Saved!
  

Chapter 7 Saved!

  

2005-07-22

Press release for immediate release/GRASSROOTS BACKLASH STOPS SURPLUS LANDS BILL
  

Press release for immediate release/GRASSROOTS BACKLASH STOPS SURPLUS LANDS BILL

  

2005-07-22

House abandons controversial land legislation
  

House abandons controversial land legislation

  

2005-07-21

Surprise Bill Disempowers Communities and Privatizes Surplus Public Lands.
  

PRESS RELEASE//FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // CONTACT: Jill Stein 617-852-4727 // July 21, 2005 Surprise Bill Disempowers Communities and Privatizes Surplus Public Lands.

  

2005-07-21

Press Release: Surprise Bill Disempowers Communities and Privatizes Surplus Publ
  

Surprise Bill Disempowers Communities and Privatizes Surplus Public Lands.

  

2005-07-12

Westport and Hanover Selectmen ask Legislature for Due Process
  

Westport and Hanover Selectmen ask Legislature for Due Process

  

2005-07-07

New Bills Threaten Surplus Lands and Community Rights
  

New Bills Threaten Surplus Lands and Community Rights

  

2005-07-03

Waltham lauds end of &#039fast-track’ land sales
  

Waltham lauds end of &#039fast-track’ land sales

  

2005-07-01

SALES OF SURPLUS LAND REVERT TO OLD METHOD
  

SALES OF SURPLUS LAND REVERT TO OLD METHOD

  

2005-06-27

Rushed Public Land Sales to End!
  

Rushed Public Land Sales to End!

  

2005-05-26

WALTHAM ASKS FOR A VOICE
  

WALTHAM ASKS FOR A VOICE

  

2005-05-23

MCHC Calls for Rejection of Budget Amendment on Surplus Land
  

MCHC Calls for Rejection of Budget Amendment on Surplus Land

  

2005-05-19

SENATE WOULD EXTEND EXPEDITED SURPLUSING OF STATE LANDS TO 2008
  

SENATE WOULD EXTEND EXPEDITED SURPLUSING OF STATE LANDS TO 2008

  

2005-05-12

COMMITTEE SEEKS TO CONTINUE EXPEDITED SALES OF STATE LANDS.
  

COMMITTEE SEEKS TO CONTINUE EXPEDITED SALES OF STATE LANDS. BUT CITIZENS SAY THIS DISEMPOWERS COMMUNITIES.

  

2005-05-05

The Letter the Globe Would Not Print
  

The Letter the Globe Would Not Print

  

2005-04-26

FLOOR AMENDMENT 790FY06 BUDGET
  

FLOOR AMENDMENT 790 FY06 BUDGET

  

2005-04-26

FLOOR AMENDMENT 1266 FY06 BUDGET
  

FLOOR AMENDMENT 1266 FY06 BUDGET

  

2005-04-26

Effort to Extend Surplusing Law Underway
  

Effort to Extend Surplusing Law Underway

  

2005-04-25

RESTORING COMMUNITY RIGHTS TO SURPLUS LAND:
  

RESTORING COMMUNITY RIGHTS TO SURPLUS LAND: A COMMUNITY-BASED, SMART GROWTH PLAN

  

2005-04-25

RESTORING COMMUNITY RIGHTS TO SURPLUS LAND:
  

RESTORING COMMUNITY RIGHTS TO SURPLUS LAND: A COMMUNITY-BASED, SMART GROWTH PLAN

  

2005-04-20

Sample Letter/Our Land, Our Communities
  

Our Land, Our Communities

  

2005-04-12

Privatization of Eminent Domain and Privatization of Taxes: The Story of Chapt
  

Privatization of Eminent Domain and Privatization of Taxes: The Story of Chapter 40Q

  

2005-04-08

Planning Group Finds Flaws in Fast-track AuctionsBut proposed new legislation
  

Planning Group Finds Flaws in Fast-track Auctions But proposed new legislation still disempowers communities

  

2005-03-29

Land issue matter of balance: Some question process, underline need for localc
  

Land issue matter of balance: Some question process, underline need for local community oversight

  

2005-03-21

CITIZEN GROUP RIPS NEW FAST-TRACK PERMITTING PROPOSAL
  

CITIZEN GROUP RIPS NEW FAST-TRACK PERMITTING PROPOSAL

  

2005-03-20

Speaker DiMasi Unveils New Privatization Plan for State Lands
  

Businesses to get land, infrastructure and tax breaks.

  

2005-03-18

DIMASI TO SEEK TAX BREAKS FOR JOB CREATION
  

DIMASI TO SEEK TAX BREAKS FOR JOB CREATION

  

2005-03-17

Taking Back Our Future – A Workshop on Just and Sustainable Development
  

Taking Back Our Future – A Workshop on Just and Sustainable Development

  

2005-03-11

Affordable Housing Supply in Jeopardy
  

Affordable Housing Supply in Jeopardy

  

2005-03-07

The Land Question
  

The Land Question

  

2005-02-27

Opposition to Fast Track Auctions Gains Momentum
  

Outside Sections and the (Un)Democratic Process

  

2005-02-15

Williamsburg land undecided
  

Williamsburg land undecided

  

2004-07-22

Williamsburg objects to state surplus land saleResidents, officials request au
  

Williamsburg objects to state surplus land sale Residents, officials request auction delay at hearing

  

2004-03-30

Amendment Seeks to make Healthcare a Right for All
  

Yes, there is another Massachusetts Constitutional Amendment. One that is truly in the spirit of making equal and upholding an essential human right for all. An amendment which will, and I quote the exact language, “…ensure that no Massachusetts resident lacks access to comprehensive, affordable and equitably financed health insurance coverage for all medically necessary preventive, acute, and chronic health care and mental health care services, prescription drugs and devices.”

  

2004-03-24

Rosie’s Place Announces New Campaign
  

Of all the guests at Rosie’s Place, those living with addiction have been among the hardest for whom to secure services. These women are in need of much more support in achieving sobriety and getting the pieces of their lives back together. Society has deemed addicts a group who are morally weak and therefore not worthy of assistance. Yet, with treatment, social supports, and de-stigmatization of the disease of addiction, those in recovery are now productive members of society.


  

2004-03-17

The “Give Us Your Poor” Project Thinks Out of the Box about Homelessness
  

“Let’s do an inventory of what we’ve got right now.” Taking his cue from the movie, Apollo 13, Give Us Your Poor project director, John McGah issued that challenge to the 90 people who braved a recent icy Saturday to attend “Out of the Box: A Community Action Forum to End Homelessness in Greater Boston” held at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

  

2004-03-09

Studies in sacrifice: Selected schools to take budget hit
  

Boston public schools with shrinking enrollments as well as the most populated campuses could endure the harshest budget cuts this fall, resulting in possible teacher layoffs and shortened library hours at some schools.

  

2004-02-09

Reductions Hurt Across State, Say Union and Administrators
  

About 1,400 teachers have lost their jobs, class sizes have grown so large that they’re hard to control, and some students are paying high fees for sports, activities, and transportation.

  

2004-01-01

Land USe
  

Land Use

  

2004-01-01

Land Use
  

Land Use

  

2003-12-17

Grafton board rues state plan to auction land
  

Grafton board rues state plan to auction land Former state hospital parcel

  

2003-12-04

Spending on Prisons Surpasses Higher Education
  

Due to recent budget cuts, Massachusetts now spends more on prisons than higher education.

  

2003-10-09

Hundreds Attend Health Care Hearing
  

Coalition supports universal, single-payer health care.

  

2003-09-25

Money was Big Winner in 2002 Elections
  

Nearly $12 million was spent in Massachusetts legislative races.

  

2003-09-25

Citizens Call for Alternatives to Toxics
  

Legislation would target ten key toxic chemicals.

  

2003-09-17

Budget Cuts Are a Pain – Literally
  

Dental problems of poor and elderly go untreated.

  

2003-09-10

Schools Open With Fewer Teachers, Higher Fees
  

Budget cuts are eroding the quality of our schools.

  

2003-09-01

Health Coverage Declining in United States
  

Coverage decined from 63 per cent to 45 per cent.

  

2003-08-20

Aid to Elderly and Disabled to be Cut
  

17,000 will see monthly benefits drop

  

2003-08-14

Rally Calls for Peace in the Streets
  

Concerns rise as programs for teens are cut.

  

2003-08-02

T Riders Vow to Oppose Fare Increases
  

Hikes of up to 33% are seen as unfair and unwise

  

2003-07-24

Activists Call for Funding, Not Cuts
  

18 arrested activists return to State House

  

2003-07-20

Press Release/GROUP DEPLORES UNDEMOCRATIC “COVERT ACTION” BY HOUSE ON SURPLUS LA
  

Press Release/GROUP DEPLORES UNDEMOCRATIC “COVERT ACTION” BY HOUSE ON SURPLUS LANDS

  

2003-07-15

Why does the Legislature hide business?
  

Why does the Legislature hide business?

  

2003-07-11

Health Funds Raided to Provide Corporate Handouts
  

$110 in tobacco settlement money to be given away

  

2003-07-11

MBTA Fare Hikes Spark Protest
  

Opposition grows to inceases for bus and subway fares.

  

2003-07-07

Veto Strikes at Toxics Use Reduction Institute
  

Romney proposes elimination of toxics reduction program.

  

2003-07-01

Romney Vetoes Finneran’s Pay Raise Bill
  

Payoffs for loyalty called inappropriate in tight budget year

  

2003-06-27

Aid Cut For Rape Crisis Centers
  

Aid cut for rape crisis centers 70 percent lower under new budget

  

2003-06-27

Fix It Now!
  

Groups Call State Budget A Disaster

  

2003-06-26

Coalition of Groups Calls State Budget A Disaster
  

Calls for Legislature and Governor to “Fix It Now!”

  

2003-06-23

Universal Coverage is Called a Savings
  

Report says over $65 billion is being lost

  

2003-06-20

Teachers Picket Against Budget Cuts
  

Education suffering, say Boston Teachers

  

2003-06-20

Who Voted to Kill Clean Elections?
  

We asked the Senators how they voted.

  

2003-06-16

Library Closings Begin
  

Budget cuts have closed their first library.

  

2003-06-12

Housing Money is Displacing People
  

MIT Professor notes problems with federal program

  

2003-06-01

Senators Polled on Clean Elections
  

MCHC asks where they stood on repeal

  

2003-05-29

Broad Attack on Environmental/Health Protection
  

Bill would make it difficult to protect public health and environment

  

2003-05-29

Public Wants Health Care, Not Tax Cuts
  

National poll shows public wants health care extended

  

2003-05-29

Finneran at center of redistricting law suit
  

Did Speaker Finneran violate rights of minority voters?

  

2003-05-28

>>>> THE BUDGET BATTLE <<<<
  

Reports on the struggle for a fair budget

  

2003-05-28

More Budget Mischief: MBTA Fare Hikes
  

House goes after public transportation riders

  

2003-05-22

Lobbying is big business in Massachusetts
  

$53.8 million is spent each year to influence legislators

  

2003-05-20

>>>> NEWS SUMMARY <<<<
  

Summary of recent news articles

  

2003-05-05

Photos from the Big Rally
  

Our photo gallery from the April 30 rally

  

2003-05-05

Speaking Out for Health Care Reform
  

Groups seek to reverse contraction of health coverage

  

2003-05-02

Finneran Speaks
  

Finneran speaks out for corporate tax breaks

  

2003-04-30

—- more photos
  

Photos of April 30 rally

  

2003-04-24

Quotes from the News
  

They said it!

  

2003-04-24

House Budget Slashes Programs, Protects Loopholes
  

House outdoes Romney in slashing programs and refusing to close tax loopholes.

  

2003-04-12

Raytheon Asked to Reveal Tax Breaks
  

How much does Raytheon really get in tax breaks?

  

2003-04-10

MCHC Testimony on Solving the Budget Crisis
  

MCHC presented testimony before the House Revenues Task Force.

  

2003-04-04

House Moves to Stifle Budget Debate
  

New House Rules Make Massive Cuts More Likely

  

2003-04-03

A Search for Taxing Answers (newpaper article)
  

Natick meeting calls for tax fairness.

  

2003-03-17

Untapped Millions in Energy Fund Tempt State
  

Legislature thinking of taking the entire Renewable Energy Fund for other expenses.

  

2003-03-14

Mass Nurses Association Blasts Governor’s Health Care Cuts
  

Calls Cuts Shortsighted, Misguided and Devastating to Children and Seniors

  

2003-03-14

Massachusetts State College Association responds to proposal
  

On Feb. 24, the Boston Herald carried an article concerning the rumors coming out of the Romney administration concerning the new Governor’s plans to re-configure/re-organize the Massachusetts Higher Education system — specifically, closing one or two community colleges (rumor is Bunker Hill and/or Mass Bay), and turning two state colleges into privately funded institutions (Mass Art and/or the Mass Maritime Academy).

  

2003-03-14

Hidden injuries
  

MASTER PLAN: Governor Mitt Romney has been on a PR blitz since the release of his budget. Will Beacon Hill buy it? Will the public? And will anyone ever figure out just what’s in it?

  

2003-03-11

Budget Ax Falling on Libraries
  

Service cuts will affect many programs.

  

2003-02-26

Battle brews on ending Bulger’s job
  

Governor Romney’s budget calls for “consolidating” the state college system. A closer look reveals that attacking Billy Bulger to score political points and turning public resources over to private enterprise under the guise of “privatization” and “alliances with business” is what will result.

  

2003-02-25

MCHC Calls for Alternative to Romney Budget
  

Stable revenues and fair taxes needed to save vital programs.

  

2003-02-13

Mass. Senate Kills the Renewable Energy Trust Fund
  

Three Mass. Senators try to save Renewable Energy, but President Travaglini calls the vote.

  

2003-02-09

Save Our Communities!
  

Citizens Call for New Approach to the Budget

  

2003-01-27

HEALTH CARE: Medicaid Cuts Hitting Home
  

Cuts will take effect on April 1.

  

2003-01-24

House kills rules reform
  

Democracy is axed as Finneran tightens grip

  

2003-01-23

Arts and culture takes a hit
  

Cuts loom in outreach, youth, arts education programs

  

2003-01-02

Roll Call Votes – House
  

Roll call votes in the House of Representatives


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