Tag: Taxpayer Protection Act

Oct 12

Letter to the Editor: Pacheco Law helps taxpayers know how their money is spent

Sen. Marc R. Pacheco

Boston Globe | October 12, 2017 In response to your recent editorial “The Pacheco dividends at the T,” I am impelled, once again, to lay out some facts regarding the Taxpayer Protection Act, or the Pacheco Law. The law was enacted in 1993 to protect the Commonwealth from the waste, fraud, and abuse that routinely took place as …

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Aug 17

Legislative & Privatization Update

Photo of Massachusetts State House

Dear members, Effective July 7, 2015, Governor Baker signed a $38 billion dollar budget in law, which included the relaxation of the Taxpayer Protection Act (TPA), otherwise known as the Pacheco Law, for three years. For those who were not able to attend our most recent membership meeting on Thursday, July 21, 2015, below is …

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Jul 14

The Pioneer Institute does acrobatic logical twists re the Pacheco Law

COFAR Blog | By David Kassel | July 13, 2015 In what has been widely viewed as a setback for state employee unions in Massachusetts, state legislators last week approved a state budget for Fiscal Year 2016 that includes a provision freezing the Pacheco Law for three years with regard to the MBTA. The Pioneer Institute apparently …

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