Rep. Lyons Demands Immediate Appeal of Killer’s Sex Change

Rep. Lyons Demands Immediate Appeal of Killer’s Sex Change

Says Deval Patrick Should Have No Hesitation in Appealing Court Ruling   “This is an insult to the taxpayers of Massachusetts,” said Representative Jim Lyons of Andover. He represents neighborhoods in Dracut, Andover, North Andover and Tewksbury. Lyons was referring to the federal court decision that forces state taxpayers to fund the sex change of a […]

State Rep Jim Lyons Demands Answers

Governor Patrick Administration Refuses to Say How Much is Spent on Illegals By: Tom Duggan – November 2012 State Representative Jim Lyons (D) Andover, has turned Beacon Hill on it’s dome by demanding to know how much money the state is spending for health care on illegal aliens. Last monthLyons made the Patrick Administration and […]

Massachusetts State School Board Loses Independence

SPECIAL TO THE VALLEY PATRIOT       By: Sandra Stotsky – October, 2010 In November 2006, Governor Romney appointed me to the nine-member Massachusetts Board of Education. In January 2008, the Legislature passed Gov. Deval Patrick’s bill establishing a cabinet-level secretary of education position and expanding the board to eleven members. The bill specifically […]

Senator Tisei offers statewide property tax relief proposal

Calls for casino money to be returned to homeowners, businesses July, 2010 BOSTON – Senate Minority Leader Richard R. Tisei has called for the creation of a new Property Taxpayers Relief Fund that would use casino revenues to annually reduce property tax bills across the Commonwealth. Tisei filed the proposal as an amendment to the […]

It’s Our Liberties Stupid!

Valley Patriot Editorial June, 2008 Do you hear it? … click, click, click. Or do you not pay much attention because you are too busy seeking that promotion, or raising a family, or just trying to make ends meet? Click, click … There it is again, a new bill passed regulating this, mandating that, or […]

Governor Patrick Increases Worker’s Comp. Rate

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Announces $11 MIL Workers’ Compensation Rate Cut for Employers   BOSTON – Thursday, April 17, 2008 – The Patrick Administration today announced an agreement in the 2008 workers’ compensation rate setting proceeding that will save Massachusetts businesses $11 million.  The new rates average to a 1.0% reduction per employer and mark the […]