Falchuk getting reinforcements in Olympics battle

by SHNS / Lowell Sun
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Diehl said he will be able to provide Falchuk with “hundreds of activists and volunteers” who will help gather signatures from across five regions of the state, as is required by law. “We had to have a diverse group of people from across the state to do this,” said Diehl, adding that the Question 1 campaign also had people holding banners at highway overpasses, standing outside on weekends with campaign signs, and passing out literature door-to-door. The relationship between Falchuk and the Question 1 organizers began to form shortly after Boston was awarded the United States’ bid to host the 2024 Games in January, said Diehl. He said the two spoke on the phone about teaming up.

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Ballot question from Evan Falchuk, anti-tax group would bar taxpayer funding of Boston Olympics

by Shira Schoenberg, Springfield Republican
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The coalition could be a significant political force. State Rep. Geoff Diehl, R-Whitman, State Rep. Shaunna O’Connell, R-Taunton, Steve Aylward and Marty Lamb, who worked on the “Tank the Gas Tax” effort last year will renew their coalition.

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Gas tax group joins effort to block public Olympic funds

by Steve LeBlanc & Bob Salsberg, AP/Bellingham Herald
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

State Rep. Geoff Diehl, one of the organizers of the Yes on 1 committee, said the group is defending the interests of Massachusetts taxpayers. “Protecting taxpayers doesn’t just mean stopping automatic tax hikes,” the Whitman Republican said in statement. “It also requires prohibiting the expenditure of tax money on non-essentials.”

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Falchuk getting reinforcements in Olympics battle

by SHNS / Lowell Sun
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Diehl said he will be able to provide Falchuk with “hundreds of activists and volunteers” who will help gather signatures from across five regions of the state, as is required by law. “We had to have a diverse group of people from across the state to do this,” said Diehl, adding that the Question 1 campaign also had people holding banners at highway overpasses, standing outside on weekends with campaign signs, and passing out literature door-to-door. The relationship between Falchuk and the Question 1 organizers began to form shortly after Boston was awarded the United States’ bid to host the 2024 Games in January, said Diehl. He said the two spoke on the phone about teaming up.

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Ballot question from Evan Falchuk, anti-tax group would bar taxpayer funding of Boston Olympics

by Shira Schoenberg, Springfield Republican
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The coalition could be a significant political force. State Rep. Geoff Diehl, R-Whitman, State Rep. Shaunna O’Connell, R-Taunton, Steve Aylward and Marty Lamb, who worked on the “Tank the Gas Tax” effort last year will renew their coalition.

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Gas tax foes join forces with Olympics ballot question backers

by Jack Encarnacao, Boston Herald
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Falchuk was joined by state Rep. Geoff Diehl (R-Whitman) and state Rep. Shaunna O’Connell (R-Taunton), two main legislative backers of the “Yes on 1” gas tax repeal initiative. The ballot committee co-chairmen from that effort, Steve Aylward and Marty Lamb, also spoke.

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