GOP gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker hits Democrat Martha Coakley for gas tax mistake

by Shira Schoenberg, MassLive
Monday, May 19, 2014

The organizers of the ballot campaign – State Rep. Geoff Diehl, a Whitman Republican, Steve Aylward and Marty Lamb – also sent out a statement attacking Coakley for her mistake and calling her “out of touch.” “The gas tax has not been 10 cents per gallon since before I was born,” Diehl said.

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Voters could eliminate automatic gas tax increase

by Tiffany Chan, WWLP
Thursday, July 17, 2014

“Our message is clear; we don’t need any new taxes, the state’s bringing in record revenue two years in a row now, it’s a combined billion dollars in unanticipated revenue and yet they’re spending it in ways that you know, are really unaccountable,” said State Representative Geoff Diehl.

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Mass. officials mixed about housing child border crossers

by Matt Murphy, SHNS/Lowell Sun
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Rep. Geoff Diehl, a Whitman Republican, said he understands the humanitarian concern over the children coming across the border, but worries about Massachusetts reaching a tipping point. “I think Massachusetts has already shown that we’re compassionate with taking care of people who are not in this country legally so I think we’ve got to send a message at some point that we can’t keep taking from every country that wants to send us their poor. At some point we reach our own limit because we have to take care of our own quite frankly,” he said after a press conference held by proponents of Question 1 on the ballot to repeal the gas tax indexing law.

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Mass. Grass-Roots Group Wins Fight to Get Tax Question on Nov. Ballot

by John Gizzi, NEWSMAX
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Although the potentially explosive linkage of the gas tax hike to inflation was largely ignored in the press, Robichaud, with her political ear to the ground, called a meeting at her Scituate home. Over Chinese food, activist Republicans, including former U.S. House candidate Marty Lamb, state Rep. Geoff Diehl, and GOP State Committeeman Steve Aylward plotted how to stop the tax link to inflation from becoming law.

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Wynott takes up signatures for gas tax repeal

Gloucester Daily Times
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Robert V. Whynott of Gloucester, facing a September Republican race against Rockport’s Mike Boucher for the right to challenge three-term state Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante, has been tapped as signature coordinator for Gloucester, Rockport and Essex by current GOP state Reps. Geoff Diehl, R-Whitman, Marty Lamb, R-Holliston, and Steve Aylward, R-Steve Aylward, R-Watertown.

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Beacon Hill Dissenters Make Their Case Openly, To The Benefit Of All

by Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe
Sunday, July 6, 2014

The puny band of Republicans who voted against the budget — Senator Robert Hedlund and Representatives James Lyons, Leah Cole, Geoff Diehl, Shawn Dooley, Ryan Fattman, Marc Lombardo, and Leonard Mirra — had no hope of changing the outcome. They didn’t even represent a majority of the negligible GOP caucus. They did, however, take their duties as elected legislators seriously enough to not merely cast a protest vote, but also explain it.

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GOP reps pushing plan to shed light on Hill’s “opaque process”

 by Matt Murphy, SHNS / Patriot Ledger
Sunday, July 6, 2014

Rep. Marc Lombardo spearheaded the push with Reps. Shaunna O’Connell, Geoff Diehl, Jim Lyons, Kevin Kuros and Leah Cole to promote the “8-Point Sunlight Legislative Plan,” which would bar the passage of spending bills during informal sessions when few legislators are in attendance, require committee votes to be published online and force six-member conference committees appointed to hash out the differences between the branches on major legislation to do their work in public, rather than closed sessions.

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Gas tax hike opponents turn in signatures seeking to have gas tax indexing question put on ballot

By Tiffany Chan, 22News/WWLP
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Rep. Geoff Dehl (R-Whitman) is among the backers of the ballot question. He says it is about “making sure there is no taxation without representation, making sure the gas tax doesn’t go up without a vote, and making sure the hard working people of this state are represented in the Legislature.”

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