I committed well over a year ago to vote for Bob Deleo for speaker and his solid final victory yesterday was very good news.
Governor Patrick just delivered a pre-release to legislators of his 2010 local aid numbers. The Governor’s budget for 2010 keeps Chapter 70 level.
A proposal to raise the personal income tax exemption and simultaneously raise the rate — so as to make the income tax more progressive — has merit, but it is not politically viable at this time.
Over the 2007-2008 session, I have spoken out and taken positions on many larger issues, but some of my most satisfying accomplishments have come from lower profile legislative work.
Links to drug policy publications, reports and presentations by Will Brownsberger.
An outline of the financial issues that will be front and center throughout the coming legislative session.