Danvers lawmaker and 96 of his colleagues backing $500 million transportation plan that seeks to do far less than ambitious $1.9 billion tax increase governor outlined in January. Senate scheduled to consider House bill on Thursday.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Danvers lawmaker and 96 of his colleagues are backing a $500 million transportation plan that seeks to do far less than the ambitious $1.9 billion tax increase the governor outlined in January.
State Rep. Ted Speliotis says that unlike down in the nation's capitol, Massachusetts has to live within its means. That's why he voted Monday night after about 10 hours of debate for a transportation bill and tax plan Gov. Deval Patrick has threatened to veto. The bill approved by the House of Representatives in a 97-55 vote would generate $500 million in new taxes in order to close the MBTA's operating deficit, stop borrowing money to pay for state transportation employees' salaries and invest another $100 million in the upkeep of local roads and sidewalks. The House plan, which fell several votes short of a veto-proof margin, would increase the gas tax by 3 cents, hike tobacco taxes and impose a tax on information technology services. …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A great way to start the day with a quick look at the events and happenings in town.
Welcome to “5 Things,” your daily resource for community events, happenings in town and other little tidbits of information. Here are five things you need to know on Wednesday, Jan. 23. 1. Colder: Some of the coldest weather in two years will hit us on Wednesday, with the temperature sticking to the teens all day. The windchill could be as low as -10 and the west wind will gust up to 20 miles per hour. 2. Flu: The spread of influenza seems to have slowed, but flu season is far from over. If you are still looking to get a flu shot, Addison Gilbert Hospital is hosting a flu shot clinic on Wednesday. The clinic will be held from 9-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. in the cafe at Addison Gilbert Hospital at 298 Washington St. in Gloucester. The clinic is …