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Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation names new president

Dec 10 2014

By Eric Convey, Boston Business Journal

McAnneny, a public policy expert, to advance MTF role as a non-partisan voice on fiscal and economic issues across the Commonwealth
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Public-policy veteran tapped to lead tax foundation

Dec 10 2014

By Michael Norton, State House News Service / The Lowell Sun

Eileen McAnneny, a veteran of public policy battles on Beacon Hill and a longtime advocate for business interests, will succeed Michael Widmer as president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. The MTF Board on Tuesday unanimously agreed to name McAnneny to the post, an influential one on Beacon Hill where lawmakers have long turned to the foundation for economic data and policy recommendations.
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Mass. Taxpayers Foundation names Eileen McAnneny new head

Dec 9 2014

By Jon Chesto, The Boston Globe

McAnneny will replace Michael Widmer, who said in May that he would retire after 22 years of leading the high-profile organization. Widmer said a search committee consisting of several board members, led by Karen Green of the law firm WilmerHale, reviewed a strong pool of candidates before picking McAnneny. “She’s got a breadth of experience in the State House, in the business community, running an association,” Widmer said of McAnneny. “She brings a whole range of credentials.”
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Judge's retirement deal comes under fire

Nov 14 2014

AP / The Sun Chronicle

But Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation President Michael Widmer says it "illustrates the all-too-common problem of stretching the system for personal gain at taxpayers' expense."
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Judge profited, despite his absence from bench

Nov 13 2014

By Andrea Estes, The Boston Globe

However, taxpayer watchdogs criticized Johnson’s work this year as a waste of scarce resources. “Whatever the rationale in this particular case,” said Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation president Michael Widmer, “it illustrates the all-too-common problem of stretching the system for personal gain at taxpayers’ expense.”
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Mass. Taxpayers Foundation President Widmer to retire

May 28 2014

By Michael Norton, State House News Service / Worcester Business Journal Online

Beacon Hill politicians for years have touted Michael Widmer's stamp of approval as proof that their fiscal or policy proposals are meritorious. Now Widmer is poised to exit a stage where he has loomed large since the early 1990s.
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Michael Widmer to retire as Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation president

May 28 2014

By Shira Schoenberg, The Republican

Michael Widmer plans to retire at the end of the year, after 25 years leading the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation.
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Head of Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation leaving

May 28 2014

AP / The Boston Herald

The head of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation has announced plans to retire. Michael Widmer has been president since 1992 of the non-partisan research organization that has been influential in state budget analysis and other major public policy issues.
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Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation's Widmer to step down

May 27 2014

By Eric Convey, Boston Business Journal

Michael Widmer, who has run the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation for 22 years, is stepping down, he told State House News Service in an article published today.
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Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation president to retire

May 27 2014

By Chris Reidy, The Boston Globe

Michael J. Widmer, the 75-year-old president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, announced Tuesday that he plans to retire “when the transition to a successor is complete,” something likely to happen by the end of the year.
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