July 17, 2014 - "Voters could eliminate automatic gas tax increase," by Tiffany Chan, WWLP
“Our message is clear; we don’t need any new taxes, the state’s bringing in record revenue two years in a row now, it’s a combined billion dollars in unanticipated revenue and yet they’re spending it in ways that you know, are really unaccountable,” said State Representative Geoff Diehl.
July 17, 2014 - "Mass. officials mixed about housing child border crossers," by Matt Murphy, SHNS/Lowell Sun
Rep. Geoff Diehl, a Whitman Republican, said he understands the humanitarian concern over the children coming across the border, but worries about Massachusetts reaching a tipping point. "I think Massachusetts has already shown that we're compassionate with taking care of people who are not in this country legally so I think we've got to send a message at some point that we can't keep taking from every country that wants to send us their poor. At some point we reach our own limit because we have to take care of our own quite frankly," he said after a press conference held by proponents of Question 1 on the ballot to repeal the gas tax indexing law.
July 15, 2014 - "Mass. Grass-Roots Group Wins Fight to Get Tax Question on Nov. Ballot," by John Gizzi, NEWSMAX
Although the potentially explosive linkage of the gas tax hike to inflation was largely ignored in the press, Robichaud, with her political ear to the ground, called a meeting at her Scituate home. Over Chinese food, activist Republicans, including former U.S. House candidate Marty Lamb, state Rep. Geoff Diehl, and GOP State Committeeman Steve Aylward plotted how to stop the tax link to inflation from becoming law.