Statement on Governor Baker’s Reopening Schedule

Winners and Losers Outlined in new Slew of Regulations by Executive Order

The Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance made the following statement today in response to Governor Baker’s executive order to allow for private businesses and organizations to reopen.


“Today, if you’re a billion-dollar business or a national retail chain; all is well. If you are a Massachusetts small business, you could be facing a continued shut down well into late July. The most vulnerable population in the Governor’s executive order are these businesses that will be continually forced into the red for over the next 100 days. Many of our favorite retail stores, lodging facilities, restaurants, bars, gyms, and museums will simply go out of business,” stated Paul D. Craney, spokesperson for Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance.


“The Governor’s re-opening plan doesn’t reflect the sense of urgency currently pervading the small business community. For businesses, every day is essential. They have waited 56 days to open, some will have to wait another 70 under the Governor’s plan. How can any small businesses outlined in phase three ever be expected to stay in business after nearly 130 days shut down?” questioned Craney.


“Big national chains have been picked as winners since day one. Under the Governor’s plan, many of our small businesses are unfortunately picked as losers,” concluded Craney.

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