Governor Charlie Baker has signed a bill giving preference to American Veterans in public housing decisions. The new law is a reminder that politics is a long game. In 2014, MassFiscal sent out millions of informational mailers telling constituents about legislators who voted against the opportunity to give veterans preference for public housing. Fiscal responsibly means making sure limited resources are allocated appropriately, and we believe putting those who have sacrificed so much to our nation first is both appropriate and responsible. MassFiscal is pleased to have played a role in this policy development, and specifically that the legislature finally acted on this issue after our advocacy efforts in 2014. We will continue to advocate for appropriate, responsible spending going forward. (Picture from www.twitter.com/massgovernor)read moreNational Campaign Finance Expert to Speak to Members of MassFiscal in September Federal Election Commissioner Lee Goodman to address MassFiscal (BOSTON)— Federal Election Commissioner Lee Goodman addresses MassFiscal members at a Policy Roundtable Discussion, to be held September 7 in Boston. Commissioner Goodman, appointed by President Barack Obama, served as the Chair of the Commission in 2014. Commissioner Goodman will address campaign finance law and freedom of speech issues. The FEC regulates national campaign finance law as it applies to candidates for Congress, United States Senate, and President. “As Americans, we cherish our First Amendment rights. The laws regulating political speech are complex. The rights and responsibilities of a variety of players need to be fairly balanced,” Paul Craney, Executive Director of The Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, said. “Our members can expect to learn a great deal, given Commissioner Goodman's experience and knowledge .” Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance advocates for fiscal responsibility, transparency, and accountability in state government and increased economic opportunity for the people of our Commonwealth. # # #read more
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