August 15, 2014 - "Automatic tax increases? Not so fast, says Steven Aylward," by Dan Adams, Boston Globe
“This is the only tax that goes up without a vote,” Diehl said. “It flies in the face of what democracy is all about. If the state needs more money for bridge issues, that’s fine, let’s vote on it. Once you give the DOT money, they’ll spend it however they see fit. We need to create accountability so they at least have to ask for it.”
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.