This Week’s QUOTABLE QUOTES On Beacon Hill

By Bob Katzen

“We are grateful to these 12 companies for choosing our state as their new home and are thrilled to welcome them to Team Massachusetts. These companies represent sectors where Massachusetts is leading, like life sciences and healthcare, innovation and technology, and clean energy and climate tech. We’re excited to see how these businesses will create new jobs and foster economic growth within our state and our administration stands ready to partner with them to ensure they succeed.”

—Secretary of Economic Development Yvonne Hao welcoming 12 new companies, from four countries and several other states, at Massachusetts MassEcon’s Corporate Welcome Reception.

“The success of Massachusetts small businesses is essential to the health and prosperity of our state and the vibrancy of our local and regional economies. This investment through the SBTA Grant Program will help even more small businesses in our state develop new skills, overcome barriers to success and access much-needed capital to drive job creation and growth across Massachusetts.”
—Gov. Maura Healy announcing $5 million in grants to 65 organizations across the state through the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation Small Business Technical Assistance (SBTA) Grant Program, which provides funding to nonprofits to help entrepreneurs start, grow and sustain successful small businesses in Massachusetts.

“While Statehouse lawmakers may prefer to ignore the problem, countless Massachusetts taxpayers are not and they are fleeing our state at a record pace. The governor, speaker and Senate president need to understand that Massachusetts saw the largest loss of taxpayers with $200,000 or more in adjusted gross income in New England and 4th highest in the country.”
—Paul Craney, spokesman for Mass Fiscal Alliance on the release of a report by the Tax Foundation that looks at how taxes affect interstate migration and found Massachusetts ranks as the 4th worst state in the country and the worst in New England.

“I am honored by the overwhelming support we received from so many people. This is a great win for the taxpayers of Massachusetts. I am going to work around the clock to make a positive difference and be their commonsense voice in the Senate.”
— Rep. Peter Durant (R-Spencer) on his victory over Democrat Rep. Jonathan Zlotnik (D-Gardner) in the special election to fill the Senate seat of former Sen. Anne Gobi who left the Senate in June to take the job as the first ever Massachusetts Director of Rural Affairs.

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