On One Year Anniversary of Legislature Passing Graduated Income Surtax Amendment, New Poll of Massachusetts Voters Show Significant Change of Mood

Poll Covers Biden’s Handling of Inflation, Gubernatorial Race, Legislature’s Surtax Amendment Question, Gas Tax Suspension, & Reasons for Why Voters are Leaving Massachusetts

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Legislature Misleading Voters on Past Ballot Question

Earmarking Proposals are Misleading

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Amicus Brief Filed in Lawsuit Challenging Income Surtax Amendment

Earlier today, an Amicus Brief was filed with the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) in support of the lawsuit challenging the validity of the legislature’s proposed Income Surtax Amendment. A more comprehensive accompanying study was also published. Authored by the Beacon Hill Institute (BHI) and sponsored by the Fiscal Alliance Foundation, the amicus focuses on the practical realities encountered when attempting to “earmark” funds from specific tax levies to specific spending. The proposed increase would bring the state’s income tax from 5% to 9%, representing an 80% increase, for earners over $1M. The surtax would include many small businesses and one-time transactions.

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