Our Comments on Closing the Union Loophole

On March 15, 2019, the Fiscal Alliance Foundation submitted its testimony pertaining to the revision of 970 C.M.R. § 1.00 et seq, which would significantly reduce the scope of the Union Loophole. 

You can view our full testimony here.

An excerpt from our testimony's conclusion:

"The Foundation appreciates OCPF’s recognition of the legal shortcomings of certain portions of the existing sub-regulatory guidance IB-88-01 and understands the competing demands of various stakeholders that OCPF must weigh as it considers the Proposed Rule.

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Fiscal Alliance Foundation Releases Poll on Real Estate Excise Tax Proposal

Data Shows Broad Opposition to Proposed Housing Tax

The Fiscal Alliance Foundation, today released the results of a poll conducted on the proposed hike of the Massachusetts Real Estate Excise Tax.

“Given the prohibitively high cost of housing in the Commonwealth, the Foundation felt this would be a great issue to explore and gather some data on,” commented Paul Diego Craney, an advisor to the Fiscal Alliance Foundation’s Board and spokesman for the organization.

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Amicus Brief on Union Loophole Study filed in Supreme Court

On January 4, the Fiscal Alliance Foundation filed an Amicus Brief with the United States Supreme Court in support of a request for appeal by the plaintiff’s in the case 1A Auto v. Sullivan

The brief was written by Tad Heuer, partner at Foley Hoag in Boston, and is the most comprehensive study ever done on the union loophole.

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