Monday, November 26, 2012
The Internet giant has been exempt from collecting sales taxes in Massachusetts but some say that changed when it bought a North Reading company this year.
The Patrick administration is arguing that after Amazon, the huge online retailer, bought a Massachusetts company this year it is no longer exempt from collecting the state's 6.25 percent sales tax as soon as the 2013 holiday season. Under federal law, online retailers are not required to collect state sales taxes if they do not have a physical presence in the state, such as an office building or a store, the Boston Globe reported. But Amazon bought North Reading company Kiva Systems this year, and is recruiting engineers for a Cambridge office, according to a Boston Globe report. This, Patrick says, means it needs to start collecting the state sales tax in Massachusetts. Amazon has faced similar pressure from other states and collects …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The Massachusetts governor had delegates on their feet Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, but did his speech resonate with you? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick came out firing Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, attacking his predecessor Mitt Romney's record in the Bay State. "Mitt Romney talkes a lot about all the things he's fixed," he said. "I can tell you that Massachusetts wasn't one of them. He's a fine fellow and a great salesman, but as governor he was more interested in having the job than doing it." By the end of his speech, which touched on President Barack Obama's first-term accomplishments, the economy, role of government and the American Dream, Patrick had the packed crowd of delegates on their feet and in a frenzy, but we want to know: How did Patrick's speech play here in Massachusetts? Were you a fan of the governor…
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Kathryne Brauner was one of 28 young people from around the state to meet with Gov. Deval Patrick Monday.
Wellesley Hills resident Kathryne Brauner took part in a reunion of the Governor’s Youth Council Monday. The 2010-2012 version of the council continues the work of the previous council (2008-2010) by focusing on the issue of bullying in schools, according to a press release from Gov. Deval Patrick’s office. “I continue to be impressed with these amazing young leaders. Their commitment to civic engagement make them incredible role models for the next generation,” Patrick said in the press release. “I look forward to continuing to work with them to focus on the issues that are important to youth in Massachusetts.” The council consists of 28 members, each between age 14 and 20, representing the 14 counties in Massachusetts.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The Governor and Wellesley’s state representative visited the site this afternoon.
Gov. Deval Patrick stood in the rain alongside Mass Department of Transportation (MassDOT) workers staring at the nearly complete mass of construction that hangs near Cedar Street. Patrick, along with Rep. Alice Peisch of Wellesley, Wellesley Selectman Ellen Gibbs and the MassDOT crew, were on hand to view the final stages of the innovative Cedar Street Replacement Bridge Project. Frank DePaola, acting highway administrator for MassDOT, explained in front of a throng of media presence and other onlookers, the new bridge is being built beside the structurally deficient Route 9-Cedar Street overpass, and will be slid into place over the course of July 4th weekend. “It’s a quicker way to deliver it, it’s more efficient, and it’s actually …