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The program aims to keep a closer look at who is using welfare, how it is being used and to restore public trust in the office.
The event was organized by Campaign for Our Communities, a coalition of more than 120 organizations across the commonwealth.
While specific deductions would end, personal exemptions would double under the Patrick budget.
The commonwealth joins eight other states in restricting carbon dioxide emissions.
The plan focuses on investments in transportation and education while calling for an income tax increase coupled with a lower sales tax.
Tell us: do you think we need to increase taxes to strengthen education and transportation?
The law that goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2013 allows store owners to place scanners in the aisles, making shoppers do their own price checks, instead of individually marking each item.
Government, Police & Fire, Schools
In January, the cabinet will have new secretaries of finance, education, health and public safety.
Police & Fire, Awareness, Holiday Guide
With trees, extra lights and candle in many Framingham homes this month, it's important to be aware of the fire hazards they present.
The Internet giant has been exempt from collecting sales taxes in Massachusetts but some say that changed when it bought a North Reading company this year.
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