Government demands for irrelevant information violate First Amendment, lawsuit says
October 10, 2018 • By IFS Staff • Press Releases
Alexandria, VA – Today, Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance (MassFiscal), a nonpartisan nonprofit represented by the Institute for Free Speech, will file a federal lawsuit alleging that some Massachusetts campaign finance laws are unconstitutional. Unlike most states, Massachusetts requires ads that name candidates within 90 days of a general election to include a statement from a principal officer of the organization running the ad, a list of the organization’s top five contributors, and a link to a government website. The group believes this information is irrelevant and cannot be required in disclaimers.Read more
The size of Governor Charlie Baker’s proposed tax increases has the head of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation concerned.
By NBP Staff | February 18, 2019, 17:28 EST
“I would say we’re not anti-tax, which is an important distinction. But we do want to make sure that your tax dollars are spent appropriately and efficiently. And I have to say I was surprised by the size of the tax increases. In total it’s about $600 million in new revenue that’s proposed in the governor’s budget,” said Eileen McAnneny, president of the pro-taxpayers organization, during an appearance Sunday on Keller at Large on WBZ-TV Channel 4 in Boston. “… These are $600 million in new taxes that come on the heels of tax increases last year, as well.”Read more