Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Massachusetts House approved a transportation finance plan that will raise around $500 million in new taxes.
The Massachusetts House approved a transportation finance bill that will raise about $500 million in new taxes, according to Boston.com. State Representative Jim Dwyer voted against the bill. The House voted 97 to 55 to approve the bill Monday after debating for about 10 hours, Boston.com said. Dwyer was one of the 55 to vote against the bill. "I want to make it very clear that I agree that our transportation system is broken. However, I voted consistently [Monday] to not raise any taxes. Ultimately, the proposal was passed by a vote of 97 yeas to 55 nays and sent to the senate for their consideration," Dwyer said. The bill will cause Massachusetts residents to see gasoline tax up by three cents per gallon, an increase in tobacco taxes and…
Friday, November 16, 2012
State Rep Jim Dwyer thanks Reading voters for re-electing him this year.
Friday, November 16, 2012
To the Editor: I want to take this opportunity to personally thank the residents of Woburn and Reading for the overwhelming vote of confidence in bestowing upon me the honor of re-election as your State Representative. Please know that the responsibility you have entrusted upon me is both humbling and a distinct privilege. I will continue to offer an honest and common sense voice in the Legislature that will always keep in mind the best interests of the residents of the 30th Middlesex District. Sincerely, Jim Dwyer
Friday, September 9, 2011
Clark, Jones and Dwyer cite jobs and revenue.
All three of Reading’s state legislators have declared their for support a revived casino bill that Massachusetts lawmakers are expected to debate as they return from summer break this week. A joint committee of the Legislature has crafted a bill that would permit three casinos in three regions of the state, and a single slot parlor with 1,250 machines. Sen. Katherine Clark, D-Melrose, told area Patch sites that she's leaning in favor of the bill. "I think we have never needed jobs and revenue for the state more than we do now," Clark said. "I am, however, still reviewing the 155-page bill with a real focus on how the different revenue streams are being designated and trying to get the back up dollar amounts for those." Reading’s state …
Monday, May 16, 2011
Check out our new "Ask Your Official" feature.
We asked our readers as well as those from Reading and Woburn to ask Rep. Jim Dwyer some government-related questions and here are his responses: 1. Based on the below data, how does it make sense that Wellesley gets more chapter 70 aid per public school student than Stoneham or Woburn? Wellesley - Average property value = $724,000, median household income = $114,000 Stoneham - Average property value = $333,000, median household income = $57,000 Woburn - Average property value = $293,000, median household income = $55,000 2. What specifically do you plan on doing to ensure that Swampscott, Woburn, Stoneham and the 55 other communities that are underfunded under chapter 70 will get their appropriate funding for fy 12? Questions 1 and 2 are …