Audit the Legislature

In 2022, Massachusetts elected a new state Auditor and in 2023, the state Auditor attempted to audit the legislature, and specifically the Senate President and Speaker. Despite the state Auditor's office previously auditing the legislature in the past, the Speaker and Senate President refused to comply with the audit. The legislative leaders claim they conduct their own audit and do not need the state Auditor to audit them.

In August of 2023, an independent group of bi-partisan citizens began the process of placing a ballot question before the voters in 2024 that would reaffirm the state Auditor has the authority to audit the legislature. In the fall of 2023, Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance mailed the signature petition to its members and activists across the state. On March 26, 2024, Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance testified in support of ballot question before the Joint Committee on Initiative Petitions at the State House. To download a copy of our testimony, please click here. Then in May of 2024, Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance announced it was mailing the second wave of petitions to members and supporters. The ballot question committee needs to collect an additional approximate 15,000 signatures by June 18 in order for the ballot question to appear before the voters in November. If you would like to download the May 2024 petition, please click here.

On November 5, 2024, Massachusetts voters will vote on this important question. Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance supports efforts to make the State House more transparent.

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Message from state Senator Ryan Fattman (R-Sutton)

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