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Anti-40B referendum backers denied by AG

On September 7th, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced her decision NOT to certify a new initiative petition to substantially amend the state's affordable housing law - known as Chapter 40B.

If put before the voters and passed, the petition would have reduced the affordable housing requirement of each municipality from 10 percent to just 3 percent of its housing stock. This would have meant that communities home to 93% of the state's population would have been exempt from Chapter 40B and would have little incentive to add affordable homes in their towns.

Capital One update

MAHA joined with groups from around the country today in asking that the Federal Reserve Bank schedule public hearings on the merger between Capital One and ING Direct, which will create the nation's


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