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(BOSTON)--In a poll conducted late last week, Massachusetts voters indicated overwhelming support for Governor Charlie Baker’s plan to reform the MBTA. 84% of those surveyed said they are behind Baker; only 16% opposed his approach.
The poll was commissioned by the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, a non-profit, non-partisan organization that advocates for fiscal responsibility and good government solutions on Beacon Hill.
“It’s clear that voters overwhelmingly support the Governor’s plan to fix the MBTA. Our poll showed statewide support at 84%. I don’t think even chocolate ice cream polls that high,” said Paul Craney, executive director of Mass Fiscal Alliance. “We are calling on every senator to reject the watered-down measures offered by Senate leadership, heed their constituents’ voices, and get behind Governor Baker’s plan today.”
Baker’s plan includes important measures like placing T management in the hands of a fiscal control board, auditing its retirement system, and relieving the system of the state’s anti-privatization statute, known as The Pacheco Law.
The poll includes 11,278 high-propensity registered voters in 29 of the Commonwealth’s 40 Senate districts. Senator Brian Joyce’s Milton-area district came in most favorable for Baker’s plan at over 91% support, while Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz's district was the lowest, demonstrating 67% approval. Districts entirely or mainly located in Western Massachusetts, the South Coast, and the Cape and Islands were omitted from the survey.
Topline figures and district-by-district data can be found at http://bit.ly/1ebbnR1.
The Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance will be airing radio ads on The Howie Carr Show throughout the middle of May. The show airs weekdays from 4-7 pm, and you can find the stations in your area here. Alternately, you can listen to the ad online right now!
Last Friday, MassFiscal released a new web video entitled "Less Time with Union Bosses," which encouraged four state representatives to focus more on their duties and less on trying to distract their constituents with theatrics at press conferences. Watch it now!
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Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 12:00 AM
Some of Our Past Events in 2015 Include:
-Reception with Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
-Reception with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
-Reception with Carly Fiorina, former CEO and Chairman of HP.
Some of Our Past Events in 2014 Include:
-Panel discussion with Baruch Feigenbaum, of the Reason Foundation and State Representative Geoff Diehl.
-AFF + IHS networking event in Boston.
-Forum at the Joseph Martin Institute for Law & Society at Stonehill College.
-Lunch reception with the Honorable Kelly Ayotte, United State Senator of New Hampshire.
-Reception with Tom Woods, author.
-Panel discussion with Michael Saltsman, research director at the Employment Policy Institute and State Representatives Jim Lyons and Lenny Mirra.
Some of Our Past Events in 2013 Include:
-Citizen watchdog training & panel discussion on the repeal of the tech tax.
-Professor Casey Mulligan discussion of his book, "The Redistribution Recession: How Labor Market Distortions Contracted the Economy."
-Panel discussion with Michael Tanner, senior fellow from the Cato Institute and State Representative Shaunna O'Connell.
-Lunch reception with George Donnelly, editor of the Boston Business Journal.
-Reception with Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review.
-Lunch reception with State Senator Bruce Tarr.
-Reception with Jeff Kuhner, WRKO & columnist for the Washington Times.
-Breakfast reception with Dave Andelman, CEO of Phantom Gourmet.
Some of Our Past Events in 2012 Include:
-Lunch reception with David Frum, former White House Advisor, Wall Street Journal editorial page editor & columnist for Forbes.
-Reception with the Honorable Trey Grayson, head of Harvard's Institute of Politics and former Secretary of State of Kentucky.
-Reception with the Honorable Karyn Polito, former State Representative.