Christopher Carlozzi

State director, National Federation of Independent Businesses

Stories by Christopher Carlozzi

Downsides of minimum wage boost and paid family leave

Downsides of minimum wage boost and paid family leave

Measures likely to hurt workers and small businesses

FOR MASSACHUSETTS small businesses, 2018 is shaping up to be a potentially devastating year. A coalition backed by big labor is making a strong push for both a $15 minimum wage and mandatory paid family and medical leave. If these costly policies fail to be enacted through the legislative process, proponents will then ask Massachusetts(...)

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Time to get MassHealth house in order

Time to get MassHealth house in order

Business leaders says improper incentives, guardrails must end

ELEVEN YEARS AGO, Chapter 58—also known as RomneyCare—was signed into law.  The landmark law was passed on the premise that there was a shared responsibility among all of us to be insured, offer affordable coverage, control costs, and to eliminate free riders in the system.  It was also passed with the promise that the Commonwealth will make it(...)

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