Daniel Connelly

Daniel Connelly

McDermott Will & Emery

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Massachusetts: Proposing to Repeal Tax Credits Might Have Chilling Effect

During the rollout of his fiscal year 2016 budget proposal, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker proposed to repeal the state’s film tax credit in 2017. While this tax credit has drawn criticism for its goal of providing...more

4/22/2015 - Film Tax Credits Governor Baker Repeal State Budgets Tax Revenues

Massachusetts Senate Explores “Nuclear Option” to Help Move Legislation

As of the first week of March 2015, several states are well into their legislative session. Committee hearings are underway, and significant legislation has passed both branches of government. In Massachusetts, however, a...more

3/5/2015

The New Balance of Power: What the 114th Congress Means for Business

As the now-lame-duck U.S. Congress convenes for its final legislative session of 2014, the 114th U.S. Congress is gearing up for action. Officeholders on both sides of the aisle are preparing for the shift to Republican...more

11/13/2014 - Election Results Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Political Parties

Proposed Ban on Non-Competes in Massachusetts

Proposed legislation introduced by Governor Patrick to eliminate most forms of non-competition agreement in Massachusetts may be enacted before July 31, 2014. This legislation creates significant risks for employers with...more

6/2/2014 - Employment Contract Employment Policies Equity Compensation Hiring & Firing Incentive Compensation Non-Compete Agreements Proposed Legislation

Opening the Floodgates for the Water Industry

This newsletter discusses the development of the water cluster and related initiatives in Massachusetts. Massachusetts has historically fully embraced different sectors of the economy in order to rapidly expand...more

9/20/2013 - Economic Development Energy Policy Environmental Policies Water

Genie in a Bottle? Filling the Budget Gap by Expanding Massachusetts’s Bottle Redemption Law

This newsletter provides information on Massachusetts’ bottle redemption law and discusses the status of a new proposal to expand the law to other beverage containers....more

6/4/2013 - Bottle Redemption Law Recycling

Massachusetts Governor Submits Budget—Now What?

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick released his FY2014 budget recommendations to mixed reactions from the legislature and business community due, in part, to the tax changes proposed. This article briefly discusses the...more

1/25/2013 - Corporate Taxes Income Taxes Sales & Use Tax State Budgets

Game On! Massachusetts Legislative Session Is Off to the Races

Today, January 18, 2013, is the deadline for filing legislation to be considered by the Great and General Court Massachusetts for the 2013–2014 Legislative Session. By all accounts, it will be just as active as in years...more

1/18/2013

Massachusetts: Top 10 Issues in 2013 on Beacon Hill

This article provides insight into some of the most pressing issues facing Massachusetts policymakers as the 2013–2014 legislative session approaches. With the November 2012 election behind us and the New Year upon us,...more

12/13/2012 - Affordable Care Act Medical Leave Paid Leave Recycling Sales & Use Tax Unemployment Insurance

Massachusetts: Medical Marijuana Industry’s Steep Hill to Climb

In November 2012, Massachusetts voters passed a ballot initiative authorizing medical marijuana. This article examines some of the obstacles faced by the industry, legislators, regulators and law enforcement officials prior...more

12/5/2012 - Medical Marijuana

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