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.Read more
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.Read more
"We're disappointed it wasn't eliminated"
The Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance released the following statement today in response to the Office of Campaign and Political Finance’s (OCPF) regulations that goes into effect on May 31, 2019. The finalized regulation lowers the union loophole from $15,000 to $1,000.
“MassFiscal has been fighting to eliminate the union loophole since 2013. We are pleased to see it reduced but disappointed it wasn’t eliminated altogether,” stated Paul D. Craney, spokesperson for Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance.Read more