An update on Boston’s Olympic bid

by Bob Katzen, Beacon Hill Roll Call / Sun Chronicle
Sunday, March 29, 2015

Meanwhile, Rep. Geoff Diehl (R-Whitman) said that not one of the people involved with Boston 2024 are known for being frugal with taxpayer money. “I fear the taxpayers are going to be left with a big bill,” said Diehl. He challenged Boston 2024 to not spend more than $250,000 on the ballot question. “If they truly want the people’s opinion, then they should put aside their big money,” said Diehl. “You can win a ballot question by just talking to voters without all the expensive commercials.”

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Area lawmakers putting partisan politics aside to push for busing funds issue

by Jim Hand, Sun Chronicle
Friday, March 27, 2015

“This is an issue that shouldn’t be politicized. There are some issues when you look past partisan political differences.” Diehl agreed. “I’m not reluctant to work with any legislator” on a good cause. He said complaints about the lack of state funding are widespread because it hurts local budgets.

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Massachusetts political consultants win national awards for anti-gas tax campaign, Maura Healey race

by Shira Schoenberg, MassLive
Friday, March 20, 2015

Holly Robichaud, Steve Aylward and State Rep. Geoff Diehl, R-Whitman, won the award for ballot measure campaign of the year, for their work convincing voters to repeal the automatic indexing of the gas tax. The ballot initiative passed with 53 percent of vote despite opponents of the tax being vastly outspent by gas tax indexing proponents.

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Baker aims to slow budget growth to $1.1B

by Matt Murphy, SHNS/Lowell Sun
Thursday, March 5, 2015

Rep. Geoff Diehl (R-Whitman) attended the press conference. “Reasonable,” he said when asked for his take on Baker’s proposal. “It’s a good plan.” Diehl pointed to reporters’ questions about who would be feeling “pain” under the proposal, and said an unaffordable state budget would “hurt even more people. He backed Baker’s push to double the Earned Income Tax Credit while eliminating the state’s film tax credit.”

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Senior Circuit Breaker Worksheets Available

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Put up to $1,050 back in your pocket! The Circuit Breaker is a property tax credit that designed with the hope of alleviating some of the burdens that the property tax can create. This month I will be visiting Abington, Whitman and East Bridgewaters’ Councils on Aging as part of my regularly scheduled District Hours. I will be bringing with me brochures with eligibility info and worksheets to help calculate your potential credit under the program.

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