Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance Testifies in Support of MBTA Reform

Governor’s proposal well-suited to fixing what ails the T

Boston, MA: The Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and transparency in state government, today expressed its support for Governor Baker’s MBTA reform proposals in written testimony to the state legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation.

“After a brutal winter of delays and cancellations, it’s abundantly clear to all that major reforms are needed at the MBTA,” said Paul Craney, executive director of the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance. “The governor’s proposals to put the organization in the hands of a control board, empower management, and increase flexibility by suspending the Pacheco Law are significant, and deserve the legislature’s support.

The full testimony submitted by the organization can be voted at www.massfiscal.org/education.


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Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance launched several online web ads during National Sunshine Week to help promote transparency in state government. Watch our videos, that call on several lawmakers to embrace a more transparent state government.

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MassFiscal Applauds Governor’s Budget Proposal

Baker’s plan does well in balancing priorities, maintaining fiscal responsibility

Boston, MA: The Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy group dedicated to promoting better government and right-of-center fiscal and economic policy solutions, today expressed support for the budget plan released by the Baker Administration for fiscal year 2016.

“Governor Baker’s FY ’16 budget represents a welcome and continued break from our state’s recent economic policies, particularly since it does not seek to raise taxes,” said Paul Craney, the group’s executive director. “It’s now up to the legislature to ensure that these much-needed reforms don’t get derailed by politics as usual.”

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