Stop Massachusetts Budget Cuts | May 5 | State House

April 26, 2011

Please join us in support of legislation that would prevent over one billion dollars in budget cuts in Massachusetts.

WHAT:  Joint Revenue Committee Hearing
WHEN: Thursday, May 5, 2011, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Massachusetts State House, Gardner Auditorium

An Act to Invest in Our Communities is a legislative proposal that would increase taxes on only the most financially well-off households, raising $1.2 billion in additional revenue to plug a significant portion of our state's $2 billion budget shortfall.

We can’t cut our way out of this deficit. We need continued investments in our schools, our children and our communities to rebuild our economy. This will require new revenue – raised in the fairest way possible – that will help maintain essential public services relied on by all Massachusetts residents.

A broad and diverse statewide coalition is working together to pass An Act to Invest in Our Communities. Hundreds of supporters are expected to fill the Gardner Auditorium hearing room on May 5, and we hope you'll be there with us.

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According to Committee Chair

According to Committee Chair Rep Kaufman, the bills are not being heard in any particular order. Speakers get to testify in the order in which they sign up and then can address whatever bill they want to. So if you are there for a whil and see that it will be an hour before you are callded, go lobby your Rep and Senator about why they should support this bill - Richard Giordano.