HSF Breakfast:

Thursday, April 18, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

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The Log Cabin
500 Easthampton Road
Holyoke, MA 01040

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Program Fee:

HSF Members - $25
Not Yet Members - Special offer of $35

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Thank you to our underwriters:

The Log Cabin
Protector Group 
Nonprofit Data Management, LLC
Sunshine Village


HSF talks about the State Budget - will you be there? 

Always informative, Mr. Widmer will provide an overview of state finances in the wake of the global recession and efforts to close the federal deficit.  He will comment specifically on the Governor’s tax proposal and the House Ways and Means budget that will be released the week prior to the breakfast.

The Foundation’s analysis of the Governor’s tax proposal shows that the elimination of the personal income tax exemptions and the additional corporate taxes account for most of the $1.9 billion in new revenues. The analysis also summarizes the 44 personal income tax exemptions and deductions that he has proposed to eliminate.


Honoring those with outstanding service in health and human services!
Congratulations and sincere thanks to:

Karen Fisk, WestMass ElderCare
Gisele Tiffany, Sunshine Village


Michael WidmerMichael Widmer has been President of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation since 1992. He joined the Foundation in 1990 after more than 20 years of management and political experience in both the public and private sectors in Massachusetts. He held a variety of senior-level positions at Cabot Corporation between 1979 and 1990, first as Director of Public Affairs and later as Vice President for Human Resources.

During the 1970s Mr. Widmer served with the Sargent administration as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Human Services and in the first Dukakis administration as the Governor's Director of Communications and Deputy Chief Secretary. Earlier in his career Mr. Widmer worked as a reporter for United Press International.

A cum laude graduate of Princeton University, Mr. Widmer holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in political science from Harvard University.