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Friday, June 14, 2019
News Notice to Massachusetts Employers about PFML delayAn update regarding the 3-month delay to the PFML program, including changes to important deadlines and contribution rates. The Massachusetts Legislature and the Baker-Polito Administration have enacted legislation to delay the start of employer and employee contributions to the Paid Family and Medical Leave program (PFML) by three months to ...read more
Categories: Economic, Political, Chamber, Education, Press Release
Thursday, February 14, 2019
The BACC's Government Affairs Committee met on Wednesday, January 30th. We were thrilled to have Paul Sagarino visit our monthly meeting. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously in 2018 to appoint Paul to the Town Administrator position, effective March 1, 2019. The Committee looks forward to working closely with Paul and his staff. This month's agenda included a recap of Town Meeting's votes ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, Political
Thursday, January 10, 2019
 The BACC is proud to announce that relief is on its way for area restaurants. The booming restaurant industry in Burlington has created a severe shortage of workers to fill open positions. Working with MA Representative Ken Gordon, MA Senator Cindy Friedman, and The Middlesex 3 Coalition, we were able to secure funding for a shuttle to get workers from Lowell to Burlington restaurants. President ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Economic
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
A few weeks ago, it appeared that Massachusetts voters were going to have plenty to think about in November.  Ballot printers were readying the presses to see if voters wanted to raise the minimum wage, decrease the sales tax, institute paid family leave and levy a 4% surtax on all income earned in excess of $1 million annually.  In all, seven questions would be on the ballot.  But after a rapid ...read more
Categories: Economic
Thursday, May 24, 2018
 We want to hear from you! Will your businesses be affected by a ban of plastic check-out bags? Answer a few short questions here. If you know of other businesses that may be impacted, please share this link with them.The following information was intended to be voted on at Burlington's May 2018 Town Meeting. While the item was withdrawn in May, it is anticipated that the article will be presented ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic

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