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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Blue Cross Blue Shield releases report on state’s health law Posted on Nov 29

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Massachusetts recently released a report on the state's five-year old landmark health care law. Given the national clamor over health care reform generated in the Republican presidential primary campaign, as well as the recent decision of the U.S.   …Continue Reading Blue Cross Blue Shield releases report on state’s health law

DLS reports on average single-family property taxes and values in FY11 Posted on Nov 18

The Division of Local Services in its publication City and Town yesterday reported on average single-family tax bills and property values for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2011. Given the fiscal confines of the state's property tax limitation law, Proposition 2 1/2, it was not   …Continue Reading DLS reports on average single-family property taxes and values in FY11

Reagan-appointed judge upholds health insurance law Posted on Nov 9

(Editor's Note: The United States Supreme Court announced  November 14 that it will hear a legal challenge to the national health care law with a decision expected in the summer of 2012.) ————————————————————————————————————————– Reporter Sarah Kliff has noted that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the   …Continue Reading Reagan-appointed judge upholds health insurance law

Patrick-Murray announce $4M for regionalization grants Posted on Nov 8

The Patrick-Murray administration yesterday announced the details on a new $4 million grant program designed to assist cities and towns to develop regionalization programs and to encourage efficiency. The program, called the Community Innovation Challenge (CIC) grant program, was funded in the FY11 supplemental budget   …Continue Reading Patrick-Murray announce $4M for regionalization grants

Man bites dog: Amazon offers to collect sales tax for other retailers Posted on Nov 4

The Los Angeles Times yesterday ran an eye-popping story reporting that giant internet retailer Amazon, which has steadfastly refused to act as a sales tax collector for states, is now working the other side of the street and is selling its services as a tax   …Continue Reading Man bites dog: Amazon offers to collect sales tax for other retailers

October revenue collections total $1.450 billion Posted on Nov 3

DOR today released the October revenue report tallying a monthly collection of $1.45 billion, $107 million more than collected a year ago and $12 million under the revised monthly benchmark. The FY12 revenue estate was revised upward by $395 million on October 17. As a   …Continue Reading October revenue collections total $1.450 billion