LOWER OUR TAX BURDEN
Senator Peter Durant has earned 100% record from Citizens for Limited Taxation in standing up for taxpayers. He led the fight to suspend the gas tax. Peter understands the hefty burdens taxes place on families. He is committed to holding the line against new taxes and reducing the sales tax back to 5 percent to help make Massachusetts affordable.
Over 1100 people are abandoning Massachusetts each week due to our state’s high cost of living. Senator Peter Durant will work to lower the cost of utilities, oppose open road tolling and new tolls, reduce fees, oppose transfer taxes, and stop endless government regulations.
STRENGTHEN PUBLIC SAFETY
Senator Peter Durant fully supports the men and women who wear the blue and put their lives on the line to keep us safe. He has and will continue to stand with them and victims—not convicted criminals. As our Senator, Peter:
Opposes ending life without parole for first-degree murderers
Is strengthening Melissa’s law regarding victims of rape
Supports the death penalty for cop killers
Is working to stop Massachusetts from being a magnet state for illegals
SUPPORT STATE AID FOR COMMUNITIES
As a former Selectman and Finance Committee member, Peter knows the importance to state aid for communities. As your State Senator, you can count on him to fight for our communities.
GROW OUR LOCAL ECONOMY
Senator Peter Durant has earned a perfect record in standing up for the small business community from the National Federation of Independent Business—the nation’s leading small business advocates. As a former small business owner, Peter knows first-hand how taxes and endless regulations can overburden entrepreneurs. Peter understands that small businesses create 3 out of every 4 new jobs in the Commonwealth. As our Senator, Peter is working to:
Reduce the corporate filing fees for new businesses
Work to revitalize downtown areas
Require accountability of state agencies that work with businesses, such as the unemployment insurance division
TRANSPARENCY AT THE STATE HOUSE
Peter believes it is important to restore people’s faith in our state government. As our Senator, Peter intends to vote to:
End the legislative exemption from the open meeting law
End the legislative exemption from the open records law
End the legislative exemption from the fair procurement law
Require the budget to be published online 24 hours before the final vote is taken
Require public hearings on all tax bills
Please Note: If there is an issue you are concerned about not listed here,
please contact Peter at Peter@DurantForStateSenate.com.