Sunday, March 1, 2009


House and Senate Republicans host a State House press conference Monday to announce the activation of an email address they’re calling the “government waste hotline.” Sen. Michael Knapik and Rep. Viriato “Vinny” deMacedo, who both serve on legislative budget committees as well as a temporary committee on federal stimulus fund oversight, will send the message that they believe taxpayers and local citizens are government’s best fiscal watchdogs. “While state stimulus spending information will be available at, the site will be maintained and decisions made by members of Governor Patrick’s inner circle,” according to a press advisory circulated by Knapik in Friday. Republican lawmakers on the Hill have made spending and taxation issues a focus early in the new session.

(Monday, 1 pm, outside Room 124)

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