• What You Can Do: Budget Overrides & End of Legislative Session

    by  • July 25, 2016

    The end of the formal legislative session is July 31st. This weekend (Saturday, July 30th  & Sunday, July 31st), both the House and the Senate will be in what is called formal session. During these sessions, the Representatives and Senators will be voting to override the Governor’s budget vetoes and will also be working to pass legislation.

    What...

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    Formal Legislative Session Ends July 31

    by  • July 19, 2016

    The current Two Year Legislative Session ends on July 31. This will allow state representatives and senators to focus on their districts and their reelection campaigns (legislators serve two-year terms at a time). The next two weeks are sure to involve a flurry of activity.

    By the end of July, all current legislation will pass,...

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    From the Mass Production Coaliton- Film Jobs Advocacy Update

    by  • July 15, 2016

    From the Massachusetts Production Coalition:

    FILM JOBS ADVOCACY UPDATE

    Last night (July 14th) the Massachusetts Senate passed a broad Economic Development Bill which contains NO proposals to alter the Film & Television incentive program. As we alerted earlier in the week, there were very real concerns about efforts to dismantle the incentive program through debate of...

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    Reminder: Please Advocate to Override The Governor’s Vetoes

    by  • July 14, 2016

    A REMINDER- if you have not contacted your State Representative and State Senator to override the Governor’s Vetoes and Reduced Funding- PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO DO SO.

    Note: The deadline for State Representatives & Senators to sign on to the letter to override the Governor’s veto/ restore funding to the Massachusetts Cultural Council...

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    Advocating To Override The Governor’s Vetoes And Reduced Funding

    by  • July 12, 2016

    As MALC reported Sunday night, last Friday afternoon (July 8th), Governor Charlie Baker vetoed $256 million in spending for the state’s 2017 Budget Proposal. The legislature has until July 31 to override all or some of his line item vetoes and/or his line item funding reductions.

    MALC urges all artists and arts/creative economy supporters to...

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