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GOP Jobs Package Has Scheduled Public Hearings Starting Tomorrow

Republican jobs creation bills begin public hearing process tomorrow at the Massachusetts State House

In February, the Massachusetts House and Senate Republican Caucuses announced a comprehensive jobs creation package that aims to reduce the cost of doing business in the Commonwealth. The package, which is five omnibus bills, targets five key areas: Business regulations, education, energy, healthcare, and taxes.

Beginning tomorrow, four of the five omnibus bills will receive public hearings this week. Residents and business owners are welcome to attend these hearings to listen and/or provide testimony to each of the committees scheduled to hear the bills. You may also submit written testimony to the chairs of the committee as well.

The schedule of the hearings is as follows:

Tuesday, May 8

10 a.m.: House Bill 4038, An Act Relative to Cost-Effective Energy Policies and Electricity Cost Reduction – Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy (located in A-1)

10:30 a.m.: House Bill 4035, An Act Relative to Improving Employment Opportunities Through Access to Education – Joint Committee on Higher Education (located in A-2)

Wednesday, May 9

1 p.m.: House Bill 4037, An Act Providing Regulatory Reform to Promote Job Growth – Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight (located in B-1)

Thursday, May 10

10 a.m.: House Bill 4036, An Act Incentivizing Job Creation and Reducing the Burdens on Small Businesses – Joint Committee on Revenue (located in B-2)

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Anne Sweeney May 13, 2012 at 06:44 PM
This election time in Hamilton, show some Guts, Most Hamiltonians wouldn't qualify as a foot soldier in Pattons Army. So at least vote courageously. Vote out all incumbents, except keep John Tierney. Revolt against the tax rate, pulling a Pearl Harbor like that, was a sneak attack on the little people of our community. Roll back our tax rate to affordable levels. Raise the tax rates on those homes that exceed a million dollars. After all if you can afford a million dollar home, you can afford the taxes on it. It is time for a fair multi-tier property tax equation. After all your Obama wants the wealthy to pay more and the middle class and lower class to pay less. So, it's time to implement Obamas philosophies upon the rich, living among us in Hamilton. Higher property taxes for those with higher incomes and higher property taxes for those with million dollar homes. When that is enacted into law, the schools will be flush with Free Cash ? Whoever heard of Free Cash, where in the @#!*& do you get that term, Hamiltonians ? and Wenhamites ?
MikeA May 14, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Show some Guts by voting out all incumbents except John Tierney? Of all the incumbents out there, I can't fathom what makes John Tierney so special? Is he Santa?
Michelle Bailey May 14, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Anne., sorry to disappoint you, but the only incumbent on the ballot is Jennifer Scuteri and she is unopposed. So if you want to vote her out, you'll need to organize a write-in campaign. The election for John Tierney isn't until November, so you have time between now and then to catch-up. Comments like these start to make the case for representative town meeting.
Anne Sweeney May 14, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Michelle, I was addressing the Fall election, the town election is on the 24 and I never suggested who or who not to vote for as far as the town of Hamilton was concerned. I thought by mentioning John Tierney one would surmise this fall. @Mike, Yes he is Santa, and has done a lot for Seniors, Senior issues, Ageism and the descrimination which plagues seniors as they struggle with existing employment and new career changes, where their experience is not respected but marginalized. Young people have it tough out of college because they do not have enough experience and yet older applicant/candidates have a tough time because they have too much experience and even when they offer to join a company at a lower rate, bringing a lot to the table in the area of experience. Companies such as EBSCO, PetEdge, Macy's, Nordstroms, and the greatest offender Best Buy often descriminate by disqualifying candidates or dismissing them without a valid explanation. If our youth and seniors are to be viable and tax paying citizens of our communities, they need jobs. Also if they are to contribute to our economy as consumers, we need employment opportunities in making, macro as well as micro economic sense. You just have to look at the Stock Market and what's happening over seas today to know that this contagion could be coming to a theatre close to you. Hamilton is not immune. Just remember, for every one finger you point at me, there are ten pointing at you !
MikeA May 14, 2012 at 10:02 PM
"Just remember, for every one finger you point at me, there are ten pointing at you !" Not sure what you mean with the finger pointing. Who's pointing fingers and why?
Anne Sweeney May 16, 2012 at 11:55 PM
Bruce & Tiesi, if you were real republicans, you would confront the Democrats head on with the issues. Republicans in Massachusetts cower to the Democrats on Social issues, that's a given. The reason why Romney had it so tough during the primaries was not based upon the fact that he would not be a much better, more intelligent, more fiscally conservative and or be a driver of domestic employment. It's character, values, integrity, honesty and staying on message, not flip flopping as Kerri was notorious on and why he lost. Social issues was the basis for why Mitt Romney has had so many challenges in becoming a viable candidate against Barack Hussein Obama. The term most commonly used to describe Massachusetts Republicans is, "RINO" (Republican in name only). Democrats have no fear of republicans, even when outnumbered in red states. They many times go out on a limb, even if it jeopardizes their political careers. That's called "respect" we respect those who stand and live by their beliefs. People respect Billy Graham not because they entirely agree with him on the issues he represent and espouses. He knows that future generations, children, their innocence and survival would be affected by what he preached. He lived what he preached and that is commendable today. This little You Tube @ Mike answers the ten fingers pointing at you. http://www.linkedin.com/redirect?url=http%3A%2F%2Fyoutu%2Ebe%2FUW4Mpax0130&urlhash=Z8wn&_t=tracking_anet
Anne Sweeney May 17, 2012 at 12:05 AM
@ Mike, No he's certainly not Santa, but here's one you will really like :-) Enjoy, Annie http://www.linkedin.com/news?viewArticle=&articleID=5608211528604987449&gid=44711&type=member&item=115851896&articleURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ewesternjournalism%2Ecom%2Fwhy-do-black-christians-vote-obama%2F&urlhash=YvCZ&goback=%2Egde_44711_member_115592981%2Egde_44711_member_115851896

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