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Date added March 2, 2021
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Category Economic Opportunity, Massachusetts Economy, State Budget, White Papers

March 2, 2021

By Kevin Martin

This report shows that while supporters of a state constitutional amendment that would impose a 4 percent tax rate hike on annual income over $1 million claim additional revenue from the surtax will fund public education and transportation needs, the amendment in no way assures that there will be new spending on these priorities. In fact, without violating the amendment, total state education and transportation funding could stay the same or even fall.