Yearly Archives: 2016

AICUM Recognizes Governor Baker and State Senator Donoghue for Leadership on New College Savings Incentive

At its 12th Annual Dinner, the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM) celebrated the Commonwealth’s new 529 College Savings Plan incentive for families which was passed by the Legislature this past summer. Governor Charlie Baker received AICUM’s

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STATEMENT: AICUM Applauds Passage of Economic Development Legislation that Includes Key College Savings Incentive

  The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM) applauds Sunday’s passage of an economic development bill that includes the creation of a tax deduction for a key college savings program. A provision in the bill creates a

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Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM) Applauds Economic Development Legislation for Inclusion of Key College Savings Provision

An economic development bill released by the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies today includes a measure to incentivize families to save for college.   The bill is the Committee’s redraft of an economic development bill filed by

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AICUM Featured on NECN’s DC Dialogue

AICUM President Richard Doherty joined NECN’s DC Dialogue hosts Eileen Curran and New England Council President Jim Brett last week to discuss college affordability and the economic impact of commencement season.  Among the topics discussed, Rich provided comment on the

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Business Community Offers Support for 529 Legislation

A broad coalition of business groups and chambers of commerce joined AICUM in sending a letter to House Ways and Means Chairman Brian Dempsey supporting legislation to create a state tax deduction for contributions that Massachusetts families make to their

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State House News Covers 529 Legislation Momentum

This morning, the State House News Service published an article detailing legislation that emerged last month from the Joint Committee on Revenue that creates a tax deduction for families saving for college in Massachusetts.   AICUM has long supported a

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