Mon. Jun 5th, 2023

In pitching Healey on tax reform, Query 1’s foes haven’t gotten the message

In November, voters selected a fairer tax system by passing Query 1, the “millionaires tax” (“Enterprise group has an enormous ask of latest governor: Sort out taxes,” Chesto Means Enterprise, Jan. 19). Voters had been clear that the easiest way to spice up Massachusetts’ financial system isn’t reducing taxes for the ultrarich; fairly, it’s elevating them to spend money on public items that assist all residents and companies succeed, corresponding to well-funded faculties, higher roads and bridges, reasonably priced public faculties and universities, and dependable public transportation.

Massachusetts faces actual issues which might be threatening our financial competitiveness, from our excessive housing prices and crumbling infrastructure to the large burden households face paying for youngster care and school.

However the enterprise lobbyists who led the shedding battle towards Query 1 clearly haven’t gotten the message. They proceed to pay lip service to the necessity to remedy these large issues whereas focusing their actual power on their newest effort to chop taxes for the rich.

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The passage of the Truthful Share Modification confirmed that voters need to see our state authorities make main investments to sort out the challenges we face as a Commonwealth. Massive, worthwhile companies and their rich traders must cease placing up roadblocks to the change voters demanded.

Jonathan Cohn

Coverage director

Progressive Massachusetts


We’d like a technique to pay for investments that assist all of us

Jon Chesto’s column “Enterprise group has an enormous ask of latest governor: Sort out taxes” speaks to enterprise leaders’ deal with decreasing taxes. This, regardless that Chesto additionally notes that they need Governor Maura Healey to sort out the excessive price of doing enterprise by addressing points corresponding to housing, street congestion, crumbling transit, and youngster care.

Current research present that the annual price for reasonably priced, high-quality early care and schooling is $5 billion whereas increasing housing vouchers to everybody who wants them may very well be $3.2 billion. That’s not together with the prices of upgrading our transit and repairing our roads and bridges.

We’d like taxes, corresponding to these raised by the Truthful Share Modification, to assist pay for this stuff. That actually doesn’t appear an excessive amount of to ask in order that we will make investments that assist all of us, together with our enterprise group.

Mary Tittmann


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