State House News Service: Group backs periodic reviews of tax breaks
April 23, 2012 - The following content was created by the State House News Service and published by the Commonwealth Magazine.
A state commission assembled to review a $26 billion budget of tax breaks, deductions, and expenditures unanimously approved recommendations on Monday calling for periodic reviews to assess the effectiveness of current tax expenditures and for certain breaks to sunset every five years.
Bump said she was “extremely excited” by the results of the commission’s work, and pledged to continue with her own audit of businesses’ compliance with the tax breaks they routinely use each year.
“We reached bi-partisan consensus on a framework and standards for evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of every existing and proposed tax expenditure. In the context of the polarization and paralysis that characterizes tax policy development at the national level, the collaborative work of this commission is both inspiring and encouraging,” Bump said in a statement.
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Charlestown Patch: Life Focus Center to Shut Down in June
April 18, 2012 - The following content was originally published by Charlestown Patch.
Life Focus Center of Charlestown has received a contract termination notice from the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) for all programs we provide, with an effective date of June 16, 2012. We are both surprised and severely disappointed that DDS abruptly ceased working with us after months of hard work trying to upgrade our management systems and comply with the State Auditor’s report.
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