In mailing, foes tie MassFiscal to hate group

Matt Murphy, State House News Service

BOSTON — A union-backed group organized to be a counterpoint to the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance has dropped a massive mailing on the doorsteps of more than 100,000 households across the state accusing the conservative non-profit of spreading research done by a hate group. MassFiscal Exposed is a joint project of the Massachusetts Teachers Association and …

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SAY NO TO DARK MONEY & OUTSIDE INFLUENCE Learn the Facts about the Mass Fiscal Alliance. Fact The Mass Fiscal Alliance in a recent mailing cited FAIR, a hate group whose leaders have ties to white supremacist organizations, and “a lengthy record of friendly correspondence with Holocaust deniers, a former Klan lawyer and leading white …

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MassFiscal Exposed Submits Public Records Request to Uncover Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance’s Dark Money Fundraising Activities

BOSTON— MassFiscal Exposed, a recently-launched public education campaign, today filed a public records request with the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF), seeking access to the fundraising appeals of the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance (MassFiscal). The Tea Party-affiliated MassFiscal is a conservative dark money group that has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to …

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Union Partnership Waging Online Fight Against Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance

By Andy Metzger, State House News Service

BOSTON — For years the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance has needled Democratic lawmakers in Massachusetts, sending mass mailers to voters to criticize their voting records. Since the group formed in 2012, state laws have been changed to broaden campaign finance disclosure requirements, and MassFiscal’s founder, Republican Rick Green, launched a bid to replace retiring Congresswoman Niki …

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New Campaign Demands Transparency and Accountability from Dark Money Mass Fiscal Alliance

Educators and Health Care Workers Call Out MassFiscal’s Campaign of Dirty Politics, Refusal to Disclose Donors BOSTON — Massachusetts educators and health care workers today launched a new public education campaign, MassFiscal Exposed, demanding transparency and accountability from the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, the Tea Party-affiliated dark money group that has spent hundreds of thousands of …

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Cyr Defends Record After Conservative Advocacy Group Mailers

TRURO – Cape and Islands State Senator Julian Cyr is pushing back against recent mailers sent out to residents in the district. The Mass Fiscal Alliance, a conservative advocacy group, has been targeting a number of state lawmakers with mailers in recent weeks regarding the 2017 vote that increased pay for Massachusetts elected officials. The …

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Higgins joins complaint against Mass. Fiscal Alliance

By David Dore, Leominster Champion

State Rep. Natalie Higgins has joined a complaint filed with a state agency against the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, a group that has targeted her with three mailings since she took office a year ago. The Leominster Democrat, along with state Sen. Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) and the Massachusetts Democratic Party, filed the complaint Feb. 20 with …

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Right-Wing Venom Positioned To Leach Into Massachusetts

David S. Bernstein, WGBH Boston

Several months ago, I dialed into a member organizing call for the National Stop Elizabeth Warren Committee, a Super PAC actively recruiting on Facebook—and by recruiting, I mean posting and paying to promote nasty stories and memes insulting Warren. On the call, there wasn’t much organization or strategy discussed; the two women who run the group, Tina Goff of Iowa and Sarah de la …

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Mass. Fiscal Alliance disclosure sought

By Michael P. Norton, State House News Service

BOSTON — Lawmakers who say they’ve been targeted recently in their districts by the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance were calling on state regulators Tuesday to force the non-profit group to register as a political committee and disclose its donors. A complaint, obtained by the News Service and signed by Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton, and Rep. Natalie …

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Fiscal irresponsibility from Mass Fiscal Alliance

Commonwealth Magazine

Blocking Safe Communities Act would drive up state and local costs IN DECEMBER, when you open your mailbox, you’re used to the usual flow of holiday cards from relatives and old friends, as well as end-of-year fundraising solicitations. However, residents of towns from Pittsfield to Hull recently got something else: an incendiary mailer attacking select …

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