147 Big Government Lawmakers Vote to Add an 80% Tax Increase to the state Constitution

On Wednesday, the legislature voted to advance an amendment to the state constitution to make Massachusetts a graduated income tax state and raise taxes by 80% on “high earners.” The grad tax would also impact locally owned, independent small businesses filing as S Corporations or pass-throughs.

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For the Seventh Time: Big Gov’t Lawmakers Will Push for a Grad Tax via an 80% Tax Hike to the State Constitution

On Wednesday, lawmakers will once again vote to amend the state constitution to make Massachusetts a graduated income tax state. Just like last time, they want to raise taxes by 80% on Massachusetts high earners. This is their seventh attempt! Similar attempts have been rejected by the voters in 1962, 1968, 1972, 1976, and 1994. In 1994, the voters rejected it by a 65% margin, with 316 of the state's 351 municipalities voting against it. To download a copy of the election results, click here.

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House Moves Bill That Strips State Workers of Privacy

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Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance would like to thank state Rep. Shawn Dooley (R-Norfolk), for being the only House lawmaker who voted against H.3854. This bill would give union bosses more power over state workers and access to their personal contact information without consent. Please take a minute and send a thank you email to Rep. Dooley at: Shawn.Dooley@mahouse.gov.

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