Monday, May 7, 2012

GOP Jobs Package Has Scheduled Public Hearings Starting Tomorrow

In February, the Massachusetts House and Senate Republican Caucuses announced a comprehensive jobs creation package that aims to reduce the cost of doing business in the Commonwealth. The package, which is five omnibus bills, targets five key areas: business regulations, education, energy, healthcare, and taxes.

Beginning tomorrow, 4 of the 5 omnibus bills will receive public hearings this week. Residents and business owners are welcome to attend these hearings to listen and/or provide testimony to each of the committees scheduled to hear the bills. You may also submit written testimony to the chairs of the committee as well.

Posted below is a press packet that summarizes the jobs creation package.

The schedule of the hearings is as follows:

Tuesday, May 8th

10:00am: House Bill 4038, An Act Relative to Cost-Effective Energy Policies and Electricity Cost Reduction – Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy (located in A-1)

10:30am: House Bill 4035, An Act Relative to Improving Employment Opportunities Through Access to Education – Joint Committee on Higher Education (located in A-2)

Wednesday, May 9th

1:00 pm: House Bill 4037, An Act Providing Regulatory Reform to Promote Job Growth – Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight (located in B-1)

Thursday, May 10th

10:00am: House Bill 4036, An Act Incentivizing Job Creation and Reducing the Burdens on Small Businesses – Joint Committee on Revenue (located in B-2)

Final Jobs Package Media Handout