Follow The Money Taxes, Taxes and More Taxes

By: Staphanie Davis – September, 2013 “If it moves, tax it; if it keeps moving, regulate it; if it stops moving, subsidize it.” – Ronald Reagan On Beacon Hill, motor vehicles, cigarettes and technology are prime movers, judging by the latest round of tax increases including: a 14% gas tax hike from $0.21/gallon to $0.24/gallon; […]

Legislative Spotlight – Brian S. Dempsey by Stephanie M. Davis

By: Stephanie M. Davis – July, 2013 The FY2014 budget ball now sits in Governor Deval Patrick’s court. Having been finalized and reported out of its legislative conference committee on June 30th, the governor has 10 days to approve or veto it either partially or entirely or to amend it in portions. A veto can […]

Hackney Hijinx in Boston

By: Stephanie Davis, Investigative Reporter – June, 2013 Boston’s taxicab industry has long been plagued by allegations of bureaucratic mismanagement, petty corruption and general inefficiency. In 1982, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government issued a case study entitled “Boston’s Taxicab Problems, 1970”. More recently, a 1995 Institute for Justice report entitled “Opening Boston’s Taxicab Market” […]