Public Records Reform: Take Action

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The 189th Legislative Session is halfway over, and now’s the time to check in on how our representatives on Beacon Hill are doing: Have they taken action on our progressive priorities? We’ll be releasing our 189th Session scorecards, so far, soon. (prior scorecards can be found at progressivemass.com/scorecard)

But we can only “score” votes that ARE taken -- and right now, important bills are being stalled -- we need your help to change that.

While we can’t change the Beacon Hill culture, not yet, at least, we can push legislators to hurry up and pass some important transformative bills -- before they go into election year “safe mode.”

Public records reform, a fundamental progressive priority, is at risk of stalling out. Government documents and records are key to government accountability and citizen engagement with the civic process. But access to these records in Massachusetts is maddeningly and shamefully retrograde, an affront to democracy itself

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It's Always Been a Revenue -- and a Fairness -- Problem

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Regressive Tax, Progressive Tax, Our Tax


What different kinds of taxes look like: 

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source: "Who Pays? A 50-State Report by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy" (5th Ed.) 

 

What Massachusetts Taxes Look Like:

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