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Richard Tisei on Fiscal Responsibility

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Voted NO on Veto override of cuts in Water Management Act enforcement.
Platform indicates voting YES in Part VI: Safety & Justice:Environmental Law Enforcement.

Override Gov. Romney's reduction of Budget Line Item 2800-0101, which eliminated the ability of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to patrol watershed areas and enforce the Water Management Act.

The relevant part of the MassDems Platform is PART VIII: ENVIRONMENT, PRESERVATION & SUSTAINABILITY: Environmental Law Enforcement: "We believe it is a basic responsibility of government to ensure that all laws enacted to protect our environment are obeyed and enforced. We support more frequent inspections, vigorous enforcement, penalties sufficiently high to take away any economic incentive to disobey the law, and earmarking a portion of such penalties for environmental cleanup."

Reference: Environmental Law Enforcement; Bill H.4004 item 2800-0101 ; vote number MA03-S221 on Jul 17, 2003

Voted NO on Veto override of cuts in consumer protections.
Platform indicates voting YES in Part VI: Safety & Justice:Consumer Protection.

Override Gov. Romney's veto of Budget Line Item 7006-0066, which cut enforcement of the state's Item Pricing law, requiring retailers to clearly label the price of each item in the store to ensure that consumers pay the correct price at check-out.

The relevant part of the MassDems Platform is PART V: FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY, TAX EQUITY, & PUBLIC STEWARDSHIP: Consumer Protection: "We support the protection of consumers and their interests in all areas of the marketplace."

Reference: Consumer Protection; Bill H.4004 item 7006-0066 ; vote number MA03-S243 on Jul 17, 2003

Voted YES on Requiring spending reductions to balance new appropriations.
Platform indicates voting YES in Part VI: Safety & Justice:Tax Fairness and Responsible Budgeting.

Appropriations in excess of $100,000 shall be accompanied by a corresponding provision to decrease other items of appropriation. [Applies only to amendments to appropriations bills, and disallows reducing non-discretionary items].

The relevant part of the MassDems Platform is Part V: Fiscal Responsibility -- Tax Fairness and Responsible Budgeting: "budgets should be fiscally responsible and balanced without gimmicks"

Reference: Tax Fairness and Responsible Budgeting; Bill Order on Sen.Rule 27A ; vote number MA03-S21 on May 8, 2003

Voted NO on Additional compensation for Legislature committee chairs.
Platform indicates voting NO in Part VI: Safety & Justice:Investments and Tax Relief.

Allowing additional compensation for Senate and House leadership positions, including committee chair positions. [This provision increases the power of the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate because, by appointing chairs, they can provide their appointees with additional income].

The relevant part of the MassDems Platform is Part V: Fiscal Responsibility -- Investments and Tax Relief: "We believe surpluses should go to public priorities like... the provision of tax relief targeted first to working families. We reject emphatically... policies that redirect hard-won budget surpluses into the hands of a few."

Reference: Investments and Tax Relief; Bill H.3743 ; vote number MA03-S18 on May 1, 2003

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Harriette Chandler
Robert Creedon
Cynthia Creem
Susan Fargo
Guy Glodis
John Hart
Robert Havern
Robert Hedlund
Cheryl Jacques
Brian Joyce
Michael Knapik
Brian Lees
David Magnani
Thomas McGee
Linda Melconian
Joan Menard
Mark Montigny
Richard Moore
Michael Morrissey
Therese Murray
Andrea Nuciforo
Robert O`Leary
Marc Pacheco
Steven Panagiotakos
Pamela Resor
Stanley Rosenberg
Charles Shannon
JoAnn Sprague
Bruce Tarr
Richard Tisei
Steven Tolman
Robert Travaglini
Susan Tucker
Marian Walsh
Dianne Wilkerson
Part I: Families & Children
Part II: Education
Part III: Health Care
Part IV: Economic Growth
Part V: Fiscal Responsibility
Part VI: Safety & Justice
Part VII: Housing
Part VIII: Environment
Part IX: Political Reform
Part X: Worker Rights
Part XI: America & the World

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