Posts Tagged ‘Issues’

postheadericon Massachusetts: Ballot question would dump alcohol sales tax

By Bob Salsberg, Associated Press Writer

Package store owners and liquor distributors are pushing for Question 1 to pass on the Nov. 2 state ballot, repealing the 6.25 percent sales tax on alcohol.

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postheadericon Interview: 10th Congressional Candidate Bill Keating on The South Shore’s Morning News

10.21.10 – Bill Keating talks with The South Shore’s Morning News

postheadericon AP News: Massachusetts governor hopefuls to meet with faith leaders

BOSTON (AP) – The four candidates for Massachusetts governor are scheduled to meet with religious leaders from across greater Boston to discuss religious tolerance and the concerns of working families.

The event is being held Sunday evening at Temple Israel of Boston in the Longwood section of the city. The forum is sponsored by the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization.

Organizers say they want to press the four candidates – Republican Charles Baker, Democratic incumbent Deval Patrick, independent Timothy Cahill and Green-Rainbow candidate Jill Stein – on everything from respect for all religious faith to exorbitant interest rates charged by banks.

The faith leaders also say they’ll ask the candidates for their plans to improve urban schools, including those in minority communities.

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