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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2679        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3211


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying resolution:

Resolutions Referendum on a budget for all .






Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

Linda Dorcena Forry

12th Suffolk

Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Jay R. Kaufman

15th Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Byron Rushing

9th Suffolk

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire

Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.

26th Middlesex

Aaron Vega

5th Hampden

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2679        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3211

By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by resolutions, House, No. 3211) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others for the adoption of resolutions memorializing the Congress of the United States to take certain actions concerning national budgetary matters.  Veterans and Federal Affairs. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



Resolutions Referendum on a budget for all .


              Whereas Federal Budget decisions will affect the public good for years to come; and

              Whereas budget decisions made in Washington have a profound effect on the people of the Commonwealth; and

              Whereas on November 6, 2012 voters in 91 cities and towns across Massachusetts have by large margins expressed their support for a “Budget for All” non-binding public policy question with the below provisions, and have urged their elected state officials to address Congress and the President on their behalf;

              Therefore be it resolved that the Massachusetts General Court hereby calls upon Congress and the President to:

              1. Prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance;

              2. Create and protect jobs by investing in manufacturing, schools, housing, renewable energy, transportation and other public services;

              3.  Provide new revenues for these purposes and to reduce the long-term federal deficit by closing corporate tax loopholes, ending offshore tax havens, and raising taxes on incomes over $250,000;  and

              4. Redirect military spending to these domestic needs by reducing the military budget, ending the war in Afghanistan and bringing U.S. troops home safely now.

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