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Yesterday, Speaker Robert DeLeo led the Massachusetts House of Representatives to rush through their latest transportation tax bill that is set to cost taxpayers over $600 Million dollars. With little debate, Speaker DeLeo passed the bill by a vote of 113-40. You may find a copy of the roll call here.
The tax hikes included a 5-cent (20%) increase of the gasoline tax, a 9-cent (38%) increase of the diesel tax, a new tax increase on businesses, and a 500% increase on the tax on ride share services like Uber and Lyft.
The bill now heads to the Senate for approval.
If you haven’t already done so, we strongly urge you to take our Call to Action to let your state senator know that their constituents oppose these regressive and harmful tax hikes. You can do so by Clicking Here.
Massachusetts spends the third highest of any state in the country per road mile. Most of that spending is administrative costs. To put this into perspective, Massachusetts spends 20 times what Maine spends for administrative cost. Speaker DeLeo knows how harmful a regressive gas and diesel tax increase is for the middle class and working poor and he does not care. The Speaker may hail from a working class - blue collar district, but his priorities are to always increase the size of government by spending more taxpayer money, even at the cost of many of his neighbors and taxpayers.
Please share this with your friends and family and post our Call to Action on your social media accounts. We’ll keep you updated as we hear more from the Senate.