Thursday, June 10, 2010

Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker addresses Chamber & unveils plan to strengthen business climate

This morning, Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker addressed over 200 Chamber members at a Government Affairs Forum at the Westin Copley Place Boston. Baker unveiled his plan to jumpstart the Commonwealth's economy and improve the state's business climate, noting that the current administration isn't doing enough to enhance Massachusetts' competitiveness. Among a detailed list of proposals, Baker advocated for reducing the state's income tax rate to 5 percent over a 4 year period and extending the amount of time an employee must work for an organization before becoming eligible for unemployment benefits from 15 to 20 weeks.

For a full recap of today's event, tune in to WBUR 90.9 at 8pm this Sunday, June 13, and hear the complete broadcast. Videos from the forum will be posted to the Chamber blog later today.

To view images from today's event, click here.

Press coverage from this forum can be viewed in the Boston Herald, State House NewsAP, and MassBeacon.

The Chamber would like to thank Bank of America for sponsoring this event series.

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