The Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance issued the following statement following news that the State Auditor’s office certified a $2.94 Billion surplus that will now be returned to Massachusetts taxpayers.
“This is a tremendous victory for all taxpayers of the Commonwealth. We were fully prepared to bring the Auditor to the Supreme Judicial Court to enforce this certification and are even more thrilled that they’ve made this certification ahead of the September 20 deadline,” stated Paul D. Craney, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance.
The Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, the Fiscal Alliance Foundation, and Citizens for Limited Taxation had partnered with the New England Legal Foundation and the Goldwater Institute to bring suit to enforce Chapter 62F of Massachusetts law, should that action have been necessary.
“We’d especially like to thank Chip Ford of Citizens for Limited Taxation and Chris Anderson of Mass High Tech Council for their involvement with and support of the lawsuit. It was the campaign they waged in 1986 that brought us to the point where this tax rebate was possible. Their incredibly hard work, dedication, and foresight is still paying dividends nearly forty years on,” closed Craney.