'Millionaire's Tax' Will Not Be On The Massachusetts Ballot

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The so-called “Millionaire’s Tax” will not appear on the Massachusetts ballot this November. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on Monday rejected a ballot question that would have raised the state income tax on Massachusetts’ highest earners. The SJC ruled that the proposed 4% flat tax on household incomes over $1million violated the Massachusetts Constitution because the elements that comprised the proposed ballot measure each were unrelated to the other. This would effectively cause voters to cast a single vote on what the SJC held were three distinct issues: a flat tax (i.e., rather than a graduated tax), with revenue earmarked for education and transportation. Below are some links to recent news coverage of this topic.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/06/18/sjc-ruling-millionaires-tax-coming-monday/unxBjYa0JGHKfMKUBzsMjO/story.html

http://www.lowellsun.com/news/ci_31954352/sjc-blocks-millionaires-tax-from-ballot

http://www.wbur.org/news/2018/06/18/millionaires-tax-rejected-sjc

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