In February, the Massachusetts House and Senate Republican Caucuses announced a comprehensive jobs creation package that aims to reduce the cost of doing business in the Commonwealth. The package, which is five omnibus bills, targets five key areas: Business regulations, education, energy, healthcare, and taxes.
Beginning tomorrow, four of the five omnibus bills will receive public hearings this week. Residents and business owners are welcome to attend these hearings to listen and/or provide testimony to each of the committees scheduled to hear the bills. You may also submit written testimony to the chairs of the committee as well.
The schedule of the hearings is as follows:
Tuesday, May 8
10 a.m.: House Bill 4038, An Act Relative to Cost-Effective Energy Policies and Electricity Cost Reduction – Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy (located in A-1)
10:30 a.m.: House Bill 4035, An Act Relative to Improving Employment Opportunities Through Access to Education – Joint Committee on Higher Education (located in A-2)
Wednesday, May 9
1 p.m.: House Bill 4037, An Act Providing Regulatory Reform to Promote Job Growth – Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight (located in B-1)
Thursday, May 10
10 a.m.: House Bill 4036, An Act Incentivizing Job Creation and Reducing the Burdens on Small Businesses – Joint Committee on Revenue (located in B-2)