Fair Share Amendment Makes It to the 2018 Ballot

One of our common refrains has been that we need to start investing in our Commonwealth. Misguided tax cuts and legislative inaction have led to revenue shortfalls that hamstring our efforts to make the long-term investments we need to ensure that everyone in Massachusetts can thrive.

So we were very pleased when the Legislature, in a joint constitutional convention, voted 134-55 to send the Fair Share amendment, or millionaire’s tax, to the 2018 ballot. This surtax on the state’s millionaires and billionaires will raise almost $2 billion per year for public education and transportation.

The vote was mostly the same as it was at last year's constitutional convention. There was some variation in attendance, but the main change was that Rep. Jim Miceli of Wilmington went from a No to a Yes. Kudos to all of the activists in his district who have been pushing him!

How did your legislators vote?




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