What is there to feel good about in H.3736? On the face of it if some of my tax money is going to go to keeping jobs in Massachusetts I’d rather they were jobs not involving the military. And yet in this supposedly liberal state only two State Senators opposed it. Perhaps there’s something I’m […]
The Senate Press Release regarding the Military Bond Bill appears below. I was pleased to support the bill, which passed with only two dissenting votes. Opponents expressed concerns about the overall balance of military vs. peaceful governmental expenditures in the country. This bill authorizes a relatively modest ($177 million) multi-year spending program for economic development […]
Massachusetts Leads in Veteran Services Please find below a Press Release from the Veterans Affairs Committee about spending on veterans’ needs. It is a summary state-to-state comparison, but does tell the story that we in Massachusetts have made veterans’ services a high priority. ====================================================== The General Court of Massachusetts State House, Boston, 02133-1053 […]
Senator Brownsberger submitted the following written testimony to the Joint Committee on Revenue. TO: Committee on Revenue FROM: Senator William N. Brownsberger RE: S1306, An Act relative to income tax liability for active duty military DATE: June 11, 2013 I am writing in support of S1306, an Act relative to income tax liability for […]
The House and the Senate worked together to complete before Memorial Day a new bill that continues Massachusetts efforts to treat veterans better than any state in the nation.
Senator Brownsberger is pleased to announce that Bill S.2241, An Act relative to veterans’ access, livelihood, opportunity, and resources – referred to as The Valor Act, was passed unanimously by the Senate on Thursday, May 3. The Senate’s official press release appears below. State Senate Approves “The Valor Act” Improving Benefits and Services for Veterans, […]