2016

July 21, 2016

MHTC Public Policy Update

July 19, 2016

Council Calls on Conferees to Adopt House Version of Employee Non-compete Agreement Legislation

July 15, 2016

MHTC and Business Coalition Calls on Legislature to Address Energy Costs

July 13, 2016

MHTC and Business Coalition Letter to Senate on Employee Non-compete Agreements

July 12, 2016

MHTC Letter to Senate re: Economic Development Legislation

MHTC Calls on Legislature to Clarify Legality of Daily Fantasy Sports

May 18, 2016
Council Statement Criticizing Legislative Approval of Graduated Income Tax

May 17, 2016
Council Letter to State Legislators Opposing Graduated Income Tax

April 27, 2016

Council Supports State Tax Deduction for College Savings to Expand Access to Higher Ed

April 11, 2016

Council Testifies Against Price Caps and Disclosure Mandates for Drug Industry

April 7, 2016

Council Statement Condemning Senate Anti-Charter School Legislation

March 8, 2016
Council Testimony in Support of the Expansion of Single Sales Factor Apportionment

March 7, 2016
Council Testimony in Support of Charter School Ballot Question

February 3, 2016
Council Letter to Legislative Leaders Opposing Graduated Income Tax

January 28, 2016
Business Coalition Letter to Speaker DeLeo in Support of Public Charter School Expansion

January 28, 2016
Business Coalition Letter to Senate President Rosenberg in Support of Public Charter School Expansion

January 27, 2016

Council Statement in Support of Governor Baker’s Proposal to Expand Single Sales Factor for Corporate Taxpayers

January 27, 2016

Council Letter to State Senators Opposing Senate Bill 2107, An Act to Establish Pay Equity

January 27, 2016

Council Statement on Gender Pay Equity Legislation

January 13, 2016

Council Statement on General Electric Headquarters Decision

January 12, 2016

Council Renews Call on Legislative Leaders to Support Increased Access to Public Charter Schools

January 11, 2016

Charter School Business Coalition Letter to Legislature Leaders

2015

December 16, 2015

Council Statement on Medical Device Tax Suspension

October 26, 2015

Mass. High Technology Council and Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Announce Partnership to Benchmark State’s Talent and Cost Competitiveness

October 13, 2015

Council Testimony in Support of Public Charter School Expansion

October 13, 2015

Council Testifies in Support of Increased Access to Public Charter Schools

August 5, 2015

Council Supports Initiative Petition to Allow Fair Access to Public Charter Schools

July 29, 2015

MHTC Statement on Boston 2024

June 29, 2015

Coalition Letter Urging Legislature to Fix our T

June 23, 2015

Council Testimony on Non-competition Agreements

June 23, 2015

Council on Independent Classification Standards

May 28, 2015

Council Letter to Congressional Delegation Regarding Trade Promotion Authority

May 11, 2015

Mass. High Tech. Council Testifies in Support of MBTA Reform Legislation

April 27, 2015

Statement of the Business Community in Support of a World-Class Public Transit System

February 24, 2015

Mass. High Tech. Council Launches Massachusetts’ Technology, Talent and Economic Reporting System

2014

November 26, 2014

Council Statement on Executive Order on Immigration

November 5, 2014

Council Statement on Election of Charlie Baker and Karyn Polito

October 30, 2014

President’s Bulletin: Passing of Thomas M. Menino

July 31, 2014

March 12, 2014
Council memo on unemployment insurance reform.

February 6, 2014
Council Statement on S.2001 (an act relative to Unemployment Insurance Reforms)

2013

November 25, 2013
Council Memo to Legislature – Minimum Wage, UI Reform

November 19, 2013
Council Statement on “An Act to Restore Minimum Wage”

September 25, 2013
House Vote to Repeal the Tech Tax

September 17, 2013
Building a Partnership between Beacon Hill and the Innovation Economy

August 14, 2013
Next Steps Regarding the “Tech Tax”

June 12, 2013
Council Remembers Governor Paul Cellucci

May 30, 2013
Council Memo to Transportation Committee re Software Sales Tax

May 7, 2013
Council Memo to Legislature in Support of “An Act to Further Narrow the Achievement Gap”

April 11, 2013
High Tech Council Names Felix Browne VP of Policy and Communications

April 8, 2013
Council Perspective on the Current Tax Debate and a Preview of Upcoming Competitiveness Study

January 14, 2013
MHTC Calls for UI Rate Freeze and System Reform

2012

July 2, 2012
Council Testimony in Support of An Act relative to infrastructure investment, enhanced competitiveness and economic growth in the Commonwealth

2011

September 22, 2011
Defense Technology Initiative Names Jack Wilson Chairman

July 20, 2011
Naval Undersea Warfare Center Joins Innovation Access Network

July 6, 2011
Statement – Broad Coalition Urges Governor Patrick to Sign Municipal Health Insurance Reform

June 30, 2011
Statement on Municipal Health Insurance Reform in Conference Committee Budget

April 13, 2011
Statement on House Ways & Means Budget Allowing Cities and Towns to Set Health Plans

March 28, 2011
Memo to Legislature on Senate Post Audit and Oversight Hearing on Jobs

March 8, 2011
Statement on Allowing Cities and Towns to Set Health Plans

February 18, 2011
MHTC Launches IAN to Spur Innovation Economy

February 4, 2011
Statement on Innovate America Act

January 10, 2011
Memo to Legislature Calling for UI Rate Freeze

2010

December 21, 2010
Statement on America COMPETES Act

September 16, 2010
Massachusetts Technology CEOs Concerned Over Business Climate, Direction of State Economy

August 24, 2010
Statement on Race to the Top Award

July 21, 2010
Statement on Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Proposal to Adopt Common Core Standards

June 28, 2010
Statement on Federal Energy Legislation

June 28, 2010
Statement on Medical and Biopharma Gift Ban

June 17, 2010
Statement on Legislature Allowing Cities and Towns to Set Health Plans

June 10, 2010
High Tech Council Supports State Economic Competitiveness Proposal

May 28, 2010
Statement on Charter School Funding

May 20, 2010
Statement on the Need to Preserve MCAS

April 28, 2010
Statement on MCAS Graduation Requirement

March 29, 2010
Statement on the Federal Race to the Top Grant Announcement

March 22, 2010
Massachusetts High Tech Council Names Rooney Vice President

February 16, 2010
DTI’s Executive Director Quenneville Shifts to Advisory Role

January 14, 2010
Statement on Achievement Gap Act

2009

October 27, 2009
Defense Tech Leaders Create Hanscom AFB Science & Tech Board

May 13, 2009
College and Career Web Portal to Prepare Massachusetts Students for Success

March 3, 2009
Massachusetts High Technology Council Announces TalentConnect

February 12, 2009
Massachusetts Technology CEO Confidence Plummets to 18-Year Low

January 12, 2009
MHTC’s Anderson Named Hanscom AFB Honorary Commander

2008

December 9, 2008
Statement on 2007 Trends in International Math & Science Study

November 21, 2008
Governor Patrick Issues Clean Energy Challenge to Businesses

November 20, 2008
High Tech Council’s MassTrack Rankings Show Unexpected Gains

October 27, 2008
Legislator Performance Plummets in new MassTrack Scorecard

October 22, 2008
Statement on Question One

September 19, 2008
Rising NCLB Targets Lead to More Schools Identified For Improvement (Department of Education)

April 9, 2008
Defense Technology Initiative Takes Regional Focus

February 15, 2008
High Tech Council CEO Survey Projects Job Growth for 2008

January 25, 2008
General Quenneville Tapped to Lead Regions Defense Voice